@noMen: Port forwarding, when done right will always work. That said, you did hit on the other possible reason for sends to fail... your local info must show a valid IP address. If it doesn't, you cannot send except using passive DCC. Most likely, if you put your port forwarding back in and left your Local Info as it is now, it would work for you. Also, you may run into issues if your DNS servers aren't working properly.