Hi. I had to use Wingate to get ICS working on a home lan, Win2K as the gateway and Win98SE as the client. Outpost shows Wingate as having a ton of ports open and listening all the time. I don't have a clue whats going on here and if I should restrict Wingate tighter that I am doing now. I currently allow standard browser rules for it. I really don't understand much about routers, nat , dhcp and funny sounding things like that. I also currently have netbios enabled on Win2k and would like to get away from that if I could, but don't want to screw up my network. My wife uses the ICS for an online College course right now. I read a lot about this stuff, but a lot just doesn't register. Thought I'd ask in case there was someone here familiar with using Wingate and another firewall.