Hopefully someone wiser than me will know the solution to this.... I cannot play over a direct connection with Generals... connection always times out... sometimes the other players name appears in the lobby but they can never fully join...
here are my specs:
P4 2.2 Ghz 384 megs DDR RAM Geforce4 MX420 OC'D Windows XP Pro SP1 Western Digital 60 Gig 7200 rpm HD LG CDRW 54x24x52 Linksys Wireless Router BEFW11S4-CA Wireless USB Network Adapter - WUSB11-CA ver. 2.6
I have forwarded all ports and tried DMZ'ing my internal IP... neither worked
Even tried directly connecting the cable modem to my comp. elminating the router alltogether and still nothing!!!
Please... if anyone can help I would really appreciate it!
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6th April 2000
the routers built-in firewall prevents direct connects... you need to find the port that generals uses for direct connects (I don't know it) and open that port in your router. You can't disable the routers built-in firewall either.
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Thanks for the advice... but like I said... I set my internal IP to DMZ so it is outside the routers firewall... I also opened every single port from zero onward in an attempt to get this working... the readme file that comes with the game specifies the ports to use so I also tried just opening them, and nothing... I then tried setting port triggers just in case something else was trying to use the same ports on my network and still timed out....
if anyone has any other ideas please please please let me know.
and out of curiosity, if someone was VPN'd into my network, would the game treat it as a normal LAN match????
I experienced the same problem. I even tried the same solutions that you have tried. I have come to the conclusion that direct connect only works for LANs. And it does work great for LANs.
I don't have an answer for your VPN question though. In theory the person that is connecting to your network should be treated as a normal LAN match since the VPN is creating a direct connection to your network. The remote person should be getting an IP address from your internal network so it should work but I've never tried it.