Hi, I just installed AO Free, and having a couple issues with it, and couldn't really find the answers I needed on the AO boards or this one. First, I was wondering why my computer makes this connection every once in a while: UDP <- 192.168.1.100:random port, 188.8.131.52:53 Passed by access list (57/60) I know that it is to my DNS server, but I'm behind a router, and I had assumed that my computer would pass along names to my router to be resolved, not contact a DNS server itself. Also, sometimes it says it is svchost.exe making the connection, and other times no program is listed, like the one I pasted. Also, I have given steam.exe permissions to run in AO, and the only other permission it has is to create executables (by default, for whatever reason.) However, when I launched a game from it (TF2, hl2.exe), it didn't ask for permissions to run it, or for it to have internet access. I have it so that trusted applications get to access internet, but I don't see how hl2.exe was given trusted status. Thanks in advance for anyone who is familiar with AO and know's why this is happening!