okay i use Bellsouth DSL Private IP is Static. Public is Dynamic. Teamspeak: you can check www.portforward.com for the ports it uses. but i think its reffering to Teamspeak 1 and not Teamspeak RC2 that i use. Teamspeak Site: www.goteamspeak.com the UDP port it uses is 8767 which i have opened. im on my private static ip (192.168.x.xx), i have got it running on my public ip but it is dynamic so everytime i restart the computer i have to give everyone the new IP which is a humongous hassle and really just not worth the effort of tracking down everyone for it. i cant seem to get other people to connect to me. im the only one that can connect to the server. your replies are very much appreciated.