red alert 2 networking

i am having real problems networking red alert2
i have a network set up using a ethernet hub.
i can access all computers on the network no problems. But when trying to play red alert 2 i can get the network lobby up but i cant join games at all. i have installed ipx that it needs but i cant get them to play.
with or without firewalls present.
im using xp home on both with sp2.
any ideas would be great

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