i have 2 pc connect with a lan network i have hosted & played sevrel lan games on it and thay work fine, but after hosting about 4 - 5 games the server list just stays blank:mad:. I have tried hosting on both machines and i still get nuthing iv also checked all the options to see if there is any thing i have unchecked but every thing is fine any help with this will be very appreciated. the games im having problems with are: freelancer farcry Dungeon Siege avp2 niverwinter nights
cables plugged in?
the lists wont load on any of those games???
-Disable firewalls. -Ping each computer on network when error occurs to determin if LAN connection is still active. -Reboot game when error occurs, is game visible?
Make sure protocolls are the same on both computers, make sure both ethernetcards have update drivers.
the connection is still active i have no firewalls active on any comp and the games works fine apart from the hosting it only happens when i host the same game about 4 -5 times if i install a new game it will work for the same amount of games then i get the server list going blank again. i have also tried to reinstall the games on both machines but the server list stays blank.
Im lost. Only thing I can think of is game list filtering in your router console. Some routers block out gamelists as ddos activity..
Are they in the same router? If so, the ports might be blocked on either computer. Try opening them, and if you have a virus program disable it. You may want to open the ports on the router too. Find the manufacturers name and search for the default name and password to access your router info. You can then open the ports to the 2 IP's Also make sure the computers have ip addresses assigned to them. Depending on how old the OS might be, it may not have assigned them. press windows r run: cmd type ipconfig/release then ipconifg/renew That might help.