I have just bought my 2nd pc and COD. Networked the 2 PCs with a Linksys router. Have DSL (yahoo) . NO firewall internal software running. Version 1.5.
Start new game and my wife and I find server we created (on our 2 home PCs) on one of our PCs named "poppy" for instance on "local" games. Try to get my dad to join in from internet down in FLA. but he can't find "poppy" in the list. Called Linksys and triggered/forwarded port 28960. We all can see the same other names in the list, just not ours. I tried enabling DMZ, nothing still. Also, my Dad has cable modem, no router/network or firewall, same version and we can't find the game he starts in the list either. We are looking at "internet"....not "local" of course. We can play each other in someone else's server, but wish to create and play just the 3 of us privately sometimes. Oddly enough,
I took COD to work where only a stand alone dial-up PC, installed it and the same thing....can't find "poppy" no matter if created game at work or wife at home.??? Not using dedicated servers.
Any one help me out there? Very much appreciated.
one frustrated firefighter