Which client are you using (or which game are you trying to play)?
I suspect... you're trying to play Yuri's Revenge? If so, make sure at the top right you click "Followed Games", and ensure Yuri's Revenge is checked as green.
If this was the issue, is this your first time on CnCNet?
No, as I said, I tried literally everything, including restarting as windows XP mini(although... I didn't have internet access for that. It was odd okay? An OS that had no wi-fi capabilities.) I don't know if it's got something to do with programming or the computer. As for the clients, I tried Dune 200, Tiberian sun, Red Alert 1 & 2(involving YR), heck, even the modded ones like Twisted Insurrection. Here's some more details:It's a dell laptop, probably from 2007(I forgot to check, and I don't have it on me at the moement), and it has 2 GB of ram, running Windows 8.1 build 9200 from a disk bootup, with a military programmed bios(Really, it's the 347th OSS bios that lets me switch between 3 operating systems), and that about sums it up for that. If you could reply soon, I would be very happy.
P.S. It works perfectly fine on my 2007 Acer Aspire with windows 7, an ethernet cable, and 4 GB of ram, and I know from expirence that CNCnet DOES NOT reqquire that much ram, coupled with the fact that I have 1.75 free thanks to the OS stealing about .25 GB of ram, and the maxium a C&C game like RA2, possibly one of the more resource intensive ones of the bunch I tried, caps at 1 GB. And cncnet caps at .45 GB from expirence, so why can't I play? I know the game functions perfectly fine(I even ran several test matches to see if it worked), so I have no clue what's happening. And this is a tech savvy kid(who solved his dad's issue in less than a few minutes, which he was fustrated from for over several hours) from a tech savvy dad(who programmed 3 programs, 2 of which in world wide use involving the military).