Hi all, I have a tragic tale of woe and then I need some expert help. My mom and I were estranged for 8 long years, and only reconciled when my son was born and she was undergoing surgery for cancer. She is now cancer free, but she is 70 years old. I live on the east coast USA and she lives on the west coast of Europe. As you can imagine, an 8 year gap is pretty big and it's hard to find topics of conversation that are neutral and easy. So since she got me into fantasy etc. I thought it could be great to play D2 with her online. It would give us something to talk about, it would be an activity we do together, and it would generally bring on the healing. However, we have been unable to join each other's games, and so I need some of you awesome guys to help me. 1. TCP/IP does not work - whether I host or she hosts, we get "Cannot connect to server" messages. I can connect my laptop to my desktop over TCP/IP so I wonder if this is a permissions issue? or Firewall? Note: I do NOT think my mom is tech savvy enough to download and install Hamachi. 2. Open Battle.net. I tried creating a game in Open Battle Net, but she could not join me, nor could I join her. We were both in the Europe realm. 3. Battle net. Again, I tried to create a game, with a password, and I was able to play, but she could not see the game in the list of games to join. It means so much to me to get this working. Thank you ... chocolate brownies to whoever solves the problem!