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Hosting online games on LAN Possible?


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Technogeek8

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Hey guys

I ran into a little problem the other day. I couldn't host online games. I enabled Ipforwarding in the reg. and turned off the firewall in xp. I also enabled the realplayer ports that are being used to run the game. I opened the game ports on the router and on the comp and Still got nothing. i'm trying to run Age of Empires 2 conquers expansion. Anyone have any ideas. I've thought of just about everything. I reconfigured my comp and router but no one can still get through. Let me know of any of your ideas. thanks

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Small chance, but your ISP could have the ports needed blocked.
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I checked eveything, and opened all the ports I think I needed. I just don't know what to say. I hope someone has an idea of what could be wrong. I've pretty much searched everywhere about hosting games through a lan and did eveything I found from other forums. No help. Thanks for responding though.

David
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What brand/model router are you using?
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Um

It's a D-link wireless 802.11b router. The model number is DI-514. Thanks again

David

If there's anything else you need to know, just post it.
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Just so I know exactly what you've done so far...

Try going here (D-link's official Knowledge Base). I know the game is wrong, but your game was not listed, and I believe this should have similar settings.
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Great

I seted up the game ports before. but they aren't correct. I'll try this out and see what I get

Thanks again for your help

David
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Just please let me know if it worked. Thanks. :tazz:
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K

I got it to host through thezone (msn game hosting site for AOE2) I haven't been able to get ip to ip hostings over a internet connection. It works though, so I'm happy. Ill check out about the virtual server. I got the hosting to work through zone by opening up some more game ports used by AOE's Multiplayer. Let you know how the virtual server works though. K.

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Hey

Does anyone have any more ideas bout my LAN prob. I can't host Ip to Ip. I enabled ip forwarding, turned off the firewall, and opened directplay and AOE ports. Any onther suggestions?

david
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