I've been trying to get direct connect to work on AIM and it doesn't work very well. I can connect to some people, but I can't to most. I'm on Earthlink DSL and I'm using a Linksys BEFN2PS4 router. I once had everything running fine, but I had to reset my router settings due to firmware issues. I can't upload to people on mIRC, and I can't even start my own counter-strike server on the internet.