OK, Yamari and I are trying to play AoE II (not the expansion) together. We are trying to use the Internet/IP option, but when say I make a game, and she puts in my IP in the "Show Games" box my game won't show up (and same thing if she makes the game).
Oh, I know how to turn off a firewall. You see the little icon at the bottom right corner of your screen that looks like a computer? Right click that and click change firewall settings. And then turn off the firewall there, Davy. I'll turn mine off as well.
I had the same issue when trying to play with Sword of Evils Bane. Unfortunately, we realized Zone had died a while back, and we thought maybe the best idea would be to try AoE III, but we never got around to it. We had the same problem, no games would show up, no matter what connection we tried. Good luck, if you figure it out, lemme know ^^