My friends and I have Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and want to play it very badly. The problem is I am on a University network and my friend is at home. The network here doesn't support gaming very well and so we can't play on the GameSpy server. One of the options in multi-player play is directhost and direct join and we try to do that (by giving each other our IP's and one of us being the host), but it doesn't work.
My friend says it has something to do with our firewalls and ports. I understand firewalls, but I've always been a little fuzzy with ports.
I am connected straight into the wall, but my friend has a router.
Can someone help? [feel free to ask for more info]