Age of Empires 2 and Network play
I've just installed pfSense and it works very well for surfing. I'd like to get it working for hosting a game over the internet as well.
WAN - DHCP - Cable modem
LAN - Static IP's (10.0.0.x)
Local only Network games work fine.
I've added the port forwards to allow incoming connections.
When a friend connects to the game over the Internet it works fine.
When I try to join neither of us can see each other but the server can see both of us.
I tried net reflection on and off with no visible difference.
Do I need to create our own personal vpn ?
I think creating VPN should solve your problem.
Make sure UPnP is turned off on both ends. I've never been able to get an AOE II game to work correctly when having it enabled.