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Age of Empires Hosting/Joining problems...

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whenever i try hosting or joining a game on zone or even tcp/ip with a friend, i cannot get anyone to join my games, and i cannot join theirs. i have a linksys cable modem and a linksys wireless router. i have opened up every single port that it allows me to, but yet i still cannot host or join. how can i fix this problem?
(this problem also happens with Heroes of Might and Magic 3 if anyone has ever heard of that game)

Edited by thewarchief, 29 May 2006 - 09:34 AM.

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well you can try going into command prompt and run the ping command to ping the ip of the server your trying to connect to. if you get 4 good returns then you should be able to connect.

try connecting without the linkysys router (direct to the cable modem) and see if that helps.
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