I have a fairly new Windows Vista laptop bought in March of 2007, the specs are fine, it matches up with most any game i play or is just over perfect...
Heres the problem - It all started with C&C 3 Tiberian Wars, i had major issues i couldnt even connect to the game server without a kick after somewhere around 20 seconds or less - fixed that, works fine i can play with as many ppl as i want (oddly)
Fixed that problem configuring my router, no biggy - yet more problems came
Installed World of Warcraft, minor to great lag issues... but works fine as far as im concerned
Installed Starcraft - CAN NOT play with more than a 1v1 game, example - Game has 3 players i will lag out instantly - Game has 2 players, i can play as long and happily as i want - SC also has BIG issues with dling maps, sometimes does, sometimes doesnt
Installed Red Alert 2 - Can only play 1v1 like SC, major connection issues if im lucky i can play a game or 2 before a total lag crash
Installed Homeworld 2 - Works fine, except i cant host games (cant host any games on ANY game at all)
Installed Half Life 2 (With deathmatch) - Plays perfect except i cant host
I have no idea what the problem is... i cant host games, i cant even conect to some others... and what really boils my blood more is i cant play with more than 1 person online on certain games - C&C 3 works fine of course with no issues
Ive gone through my router millions of times following guides and etc to try fix these things, never helped (Linksys WRT56G) - Asked my ISP (Windstream) they dont know either and kinda dont care
I lead a hunt to Toshiba, representative told me it may just be "This new Vista stuff"
Funny thing is, my Xbox360 (when it was still working) played Halo 3 and other games fine, often tellin me "Detected NAT or Firewall plz reconfig etc" and well... i never did figure that out but as far as i know my computer firewall is down, my router firewall is down and more - Xbox rarely had connection issues but reminded me every 2 hours that sommins in the way
My Vista computer has often had games tell me im behind a NAT or firewall too, my routers firewall is down far as i know...
Honestly i dont know what is goin on, or why i cant connect with some games and more... but its driving me up the wall and making me tear my hair out
PLZ HELP! >.< i heard u guys perform magic lol
Edited by Zealot_115, 01 January 2008 - 03:05 PM.