Hi CSS --I finally got my new router tonight (another Netgear) and got things rolling. It had been a while since I did an MP hookup with WW1--I had to re-read my instructions
. I finally got the connection. As it is a bit late, I just fired up the 1914 scenario. I only played through early August--have to stop for tonight. I saved the game so I can resume it later. The game played very well--no hiccups at all until I ended/.quit the game--then it froze on both--that is no big problem though. I purchased a new copy of the Gold version for this test. It took a while for it to install on my 8 year old laptop, but it worked. For the settings, I used my old standard for both the PC's and the router--instant hookup. Hopefully, it will play as smooth right through September--looks good so far. I cannot remember if even the reaction order messed up play on a LAN--it truly did on the internet, perhaps that is what happened in your game. It would be interesting to know your game settings--so I could replicate the situation. Sorry about the long paragraph, but my keyboard is not working correctly on this website--it might just need a rest. To be continued. PS--if anyone wants to try this just be sure to give permission for the program on your router, firewall and AV programs. For this test I used port 4560 and 1630-1640 for port triggering.