I used to play Red Alert 2 against my brother using a 56k6 modem as a lan set up (by dialing internally). Ancient times were ancient.
I sometimes feel like playing old games again, but they never get me hooked anymore the way they used to and I'll end up quitting them after an hour or two again. :<
Yeah it's funny looking back on the setups we had back in the day. I remember playing rainbow 6 rogue spear against my dad on a LAN and how cool that was at the time.
For me a lot of the old games have more replay value because they were so much harder than most games now. Maybe not RA2, but after playing all the way through either original doom I feel like I actually achieved something (albeit something insignificant), but most games now anyone can get through in a day or two.