I did not mess with security option and i haven't tried the UPnP option (need to read more about that)
I reverted back to 0.0.0.0 for Bind address, and left WAN blank. thanks for that info.
You guided in the right direction!
i tried connecting to my server using another computer from a different location (different consumer-grade router). It seems to have worked just fine.
My original tester is behind a corporate firewall which is probably blocking the dc traffic all together (in and out). I will have to go through the logs.
* How would i ensure/enforce the traffic between my clients to be encrypted? Upon connecting, on the bottom right i see "DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA". I assume this is client to hub status.
After downloading a test file from one of the users, the "cipher" stated AES128, which I assume signifies encrypted traffic, is that correct?
* In the early stages of my setup I was using StongDC to test connectivity and it had "DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA" on the bottom right upon connection. Is ApexDC's standard - AES128? Is there a way to bump that up. Would it matter?
Many thanks for your time!