ok i play the game often but when i try to make a server (internet) it doesnt show up on any server listing i have linksys cable dsl router i can start a server up on other games accept this one i no nothing about the settings its on but i am willing to find out if need be thank you
I have the same router. You have a firewall that you cannot gain access too to shut off the firewall for AVP 2. If you want to get a new firewall I suggest Zone Alarm because you can shut off the firewall for running programs and it is right there for you to change.
You have a LinkSys router? Ok, here's what to do (this is assuming you have Windows 2000/XP). 1.) Go to Start->Run and type in "cmd" 2.) At the command prompt, type in "ipconfig /all" 3.) Record your Connection-specific DNS suffix and your DNS servers 4.) Go to the properties of your network connection that links you to the internet (usually "Local Area Connection" if you're behind a router) 5.) Double-click on "Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)" and choose "use following IP address" 6.) Set your IP address to 192.168.1.50, your subnet mask to 255.255.255.0, and your default gateway to 192.168.1.1 7.) Set your DNS servers to the IP's you recorded earlier 8.) Click the 'Advanced' button 9.) Select the "DNS" tab 10.) Enter in the "DNS suffix for this connection" the suffix you recorded earlier 11.) Hit 'OK' until you are out of the properties windows 12.) Open your internet browser and type in "192.168.1.1" and hit enter 13.) Unless someone has changed it, the username should be left blank and the password is 'admin' 14.) Click on "Application & Gaming" 15.) Under the 'Application' column, enter 'AvP2' (this is just to help you remember what program you are opening ports for, and isn't required) 16.) In the 'Start' and 'End' columbs, enter 27880 17.) In the "IP Address" column, enter 192.168.1.50 and then put a checkmark in the 'Enable' columb 18.) Click the "save settings" button 19.) Start up AvP2 and create a server. Go to the "Advanced" tab and under the "Host Port ID", enter 27880 20.) Start the server. You're done!
ok my friend i sorta understand some of it as i not no much about routers can i ask you put more detail in to how you do things plz and will this config interfear with anyother game? thanks
Which descriptions do you need me to elaborate on? And no, this won't interfere with any other games, since all games pretty much use unique ports. In fact, you can use this same system (steps 12 through 18) for other programs, changing the name you enter in step 15 and the port numbers in step 16. For instance, MSN messenger uses ports 6891 to 6900 for sending files (put 6891 in "Start" and 6900 in "End"), BF1942 uses port 14567 (using UDP for the protocol) when it's being set as a server, and bit-torrent uses ports 6881 to 6889. You may want to close these ports (uncheck the "Enable" button) when you're not using the program associated with them, as they can be a way in for hackers.
ok thank you for that my main problem is not noing much about my router if i do somthing rong can it permanatly damage my router or computer? sry for all the questions but i must know so i dont break somthing lol
It's quite all right. If you screw up in any of my steps, you don't cause any permanent damage. Depending on how bad you screw up, in steps 4-11 you might have to reconfigure your network settings, and steps 12-17 might require you to reset your router, which is easily done by unplugging it for about 30 seconds.
ok as i have only just been able to try this and i have a prob allready lol when you say record the Connection-specific DNS suffix there is no ip or anything next to it? any ideas and will this stop me from hosting?
plus when i try what you told me in the only ways i could i couldnt get back on the inet???
sithmaceok as i have only just been able to try this and i have a prob allready lol when you say record the Connection-specific DNS suffix there is no ip or anything next to it? any ideas and will this stop me from hosting?
Connection-specific DNS suffix won't be in IP format, it will be something like eau.wi.charter.com (that's what I have). If you don't have one, you can skip steps 8 through 11. If you screw up, simply open the properties window for your TCP/IP connection and set the two dots there to "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server addresses automatically", then click 'OK'. Then run cmd again and type in "ipconfig /release" and then "ipconfig /renew".