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Bu-Fu

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#1 15 years ago

Hey,

Me and my freind have just started up a New Clan.

And i have found, its easyer using my other computer to have Training and play Clan Wars, than hiring a Server for say, and hour.

Here is the Problem:

I get all my Settings Set up, i start the server and set up my rcon.

Then in bf on my other computer, i type in my ip that was assigend via my isp (202.61.174.64), but it dosent show, so i went to http://www.whatismyip.com and that says its 202.154.69.254, so i put that into the add server box, and still no work.

How come

I have a DynaLink RTA 100 ADSL Modem, and a Smart Link ESK-108 hub/switch.

The BF Game "Server" is a Athlon XP1800+ with 256mb ram, 40gig HDD, GF4 MX440 64mb fgx running win 2k Pro with BF1942 v 1.2

And another thing.

Im connected to that computer by LAN, will i be able to set it up as a LAN/Internet game?

Thanx

God, this is my longest post so far!




apocalypse_kid

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#2 15 years ago

hi Bu-Fu,

Your problem is being caused by your router (well it's not really a problem, just the way your router work) using NAT (Network Address Translation) to allow multiple computers on your lan to connect to the internet through the router.

You will need to set port forwarding in the router for the computer that is hosting the game, otherwise the computer will not be visible over the internet. Also if your router is using DHCP you may have to disable that and set the IP addresses manually.

There are a couple of older threads somewhere on the forums dealing with the exact same problem

Here it is:

http://forums.filesnetwork.com/showthread.php?threadid=14556

There's a lot of useful info to be found here.

Good luck

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Bu-Fu

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#3 15 years ago

is there like "An Idiots Gudie To SEnding Port's?

http://www.dynalink.com.au/products/rta100.htm

thats the site for my modem.

My Modem Interface, is really wired, i dont now how to use it!:uhoh:




greenbud

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#4 15 years ago

if you have two comps and want one as a dedicated server and play on the other comp in that game you have to use the router IP address..192.168.1.?? to get into your own game not the actual IP address...put in your browser 192.168.1.1 and go into your router and it will give you the last number usually 1 .....should work...good luck and its free to play on and i open mine up to the internet and usually have 16 people in a game...my cousin that lives a couple of hours away always plays on my server...




apocalypse_kid

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#5 15 years ago

Hi all,

if you have two comps and want one as a dedicated server and play on the other comp in that game you have to use the router IP address..192.168.1.?? to get into your own game not the actual IP address...put in your browser 192.168.1.1 and go into your router and it will give you the last number usually 1 .....should work...good luck and its free to play on and i open mine up to the internet and usually have 16 people in a game...my cousin that lives a couple of hours away always plays on my server...

That's right, but you have to have port forwarding set up in router first so that any computers trying to access the dedicated game server using the game ports will automatically be forwarded to that computer, and this is where Bu-Fu is having his problem, he doesn't know how to do it.

However if you disable DHCP and set the IP addresses manually (as long as you set the IP address in the range used by the router - btw I think Dlink routers use 192.168.0.1 for the router) then you can join the game on the lan by specifying the IP address of the machine running the dedicated server. Also it makes it easier for port forwarding because then the machines always have the same IP address, but if you let the router handle it using DHCP it will assign 192.168.0.2 (depending on your router of course) to the next computer to join the lan, 192.168.0.3 to the next etc. So depending on what order you start your machine up your internal server IP adress will change, making port forwarding more difficult.

If I recall correctly the port forwarding setup in the dlink modem/routers is classed as an advanced feature and buried several menus down.

Have fun

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