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#1 12 years ago

For the longest of time, ever time I attempted to create an online account I recieved an error indicating the "Server has refused the connection". Instead of messing with it, I decided to just let it be and move on. So, since Point of Existence came out, I've wanted to try to go back online. I've changed firewalls from Zone Alarm Pro to Outpost Pro, I've followed countless FAQ guides and even went so far as to turn my firewall off. I'm not running a router and I'm on a wireless network. Please help!

My computer: Athlon 3800+ 64 X2 2 Gigs of PC3200 RAM GeForce 6800XT 200 Gig 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Programs I run: Outpost Firewall AVG Anti-Virus PeerGuardian 2




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#2 12 years ago

How are you connected to the Net? You say you are on a wireless network so some piece of equipment must be acting as either a router or an access point. Perhaps that needs some ports openning on it. All my initial BF2 problems were ports not being open and the problem you describe seems related to ports that BF2 expects to be open which aren't.

Your firewall software has to have the exact SAME ports open for the exact SAME traffic (typically UDP or TCP) as your access point or router has open for the connections from Net to PC to give BF2 all the data it needs when it needs it.

I use a router, a DLink DI-624, and just WinXP Firewall and the only bit of data that I found to be of any actual use is in the BF2 release notes under open ports for Client and Server. It might be tempting to just do the client stuff on its own but its best to do the server stuff to just to be sure.

I suspect you have an access point with wireless capability. I only know about routers and then only about my own so I can't really help you much if this is the case.

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#3 12 years ago

You need to open the gaming ports through your firewalls.

Or just not run them at all when your gaming.




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#4 12 years ago

xwirexFor the longest of time, ever time I attempted to create an online account I recieved an error indicating the "Server has refused the connection". Instead of messing with it, I decided to just let it be and move on. So, since Point of Existence came out, I've wanted to try to go back online. I've changed firewalls from Zone Alarm Pro to Outpost Pro, I've followed countless FAQ guides and even went so far as to turn my firewall off. I'm not running a router and I'm on a wireless network. Please help!

My computer: Athlon 3800+ 64 X2 2 Gigs of PC3200 RAM GeForce 6800XT 200 Gig 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Programs I run: Outpost Firewall AVG Anti-Virus PeerGuardian 2

Well you have done ok testing the firewalls, but you do realise that Peerguardian is an IP filter? It will filter out IP addresses related to the movie industry, police and gaming bodies, and the last time I checked that included EA!

So test again, with firewalls uninstalled, not just turned off, and with Peerguardian not running. Just turing off the firewall may not do the trick, some are peristant little beggars.

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