Apprentice users: Help plz?

I’ve been having trouble connecting to people. The problem may or may not be my firewall…I think I’ve gotten my port forwarding set up right. What are the most probable causes of this problem, and what are the solutions to said problems?

Connecting to others tends to be a problem on their end unless it’s just you in general. If you can’t send files or direct connect on AIM or DCC on IRC, it might be something from you. My advice is to go to the chat or talk with Dark Sand.