I know how to open ports in my router and all that. I assigned a static IP of 192.168.0.100 to my computer and any ports I need open are sent to that address. The problem is that I can't host a game or FTP server. The IP assigned to me by the cable modem is 126.96.36.199. Other people have been able to ping it. Please feel free. There is also a FTP running at that address you can try. ftp://188.8.131.52 Anything I may have overlooked? Could their modem hide my IP?