...if you're willing to open a port to the world, then you'll need to check at the Ares site.. They should have instructions for doing so.
Just curious though.., if you don't have any firewall or an antivirus, why have Windows Defender? You might as well be totally defenseless.
Hope this helps.
I am trying to open a port so that I can use Ares p2p. I'm running WinXP pro SP2, No 3rd party firewall, have windows firewall disabled, my computer is a pentium4 3ghtz, 512ram, dont have a anti-virus(yet) I am running windows defender though. Now, I have Ares v126.96.36.19930 loaded on my other computer and have absolutley NO problems running it. When I loaded it on the other computer, the built in browser works, but the connection to the server for downloading just keeps saying "connecting" when working properly, it should say "online". Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.