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battle.net and firewalls

By dudewithoutacau
Sep 2, 2003
  1. ok this is the deal. i just got into college and I am unable to play starcraft on battle.net. my browser doesnt have anything entered on the proxy section, but i know there is a content filter so there has to be some kind of proxy. port 6112 is not available which is what battle.net connects to

    my question is does anyone know how to use http tunneling i downloaded http port and win proxy and a few others but I dont know what to do with them does anyone know what to do?
     
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    I think the admin there would have to open port 6112 on the router in order for you to play SC.
     
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Thats exactly what the admin does have to do

    now about tunneling, theres a program for wc3 called Battle.LAN . You might wanna check if you can use that for SC too. You host a game, enter your ppls IPs that wanna join, and it tunnels the game.
     
  4. dudewithoutacau

    dudewithoutacau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was under the impression that the port tunneling would allow all of my ports to be opened up.


    ok lets see from what i gathered the tunnel is a connection between my computer and the schools proxy to an outside proxy which will send information received on any port to ports that I specify correct?
     
  5. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 357

    i dont see y ur school would block ur acess to port 6112
    unless its a real problem in terms of not studying and not going to school, and not eating and not showering


    my friend dorms at UH Manoa and he can log onto bnet, maybe move to hawaii?

    LOL
    :)
     
  6. dudewithoutacau

    dudewithoutacau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont know why they do so. it is a religious college maybe they dont want people playing violent games online/

    but does anyone know how to get around it? without moving
     
  7. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I say move to Hawaii... where even the nastiest ho's are hott! :)
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

  9. dudewithoutacau

    dudewithoutacau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    does anyone have any real ideas?
     
  10. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Exactly and most definately this.

    Try installing SC on other comps at where u are and see if it's the same error. Maybe then we can analyze it.
     
  11. dudewithoutacau

    dudewithoutacau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    everyone i have talked to has been unable to connect to battle.net
     
     
  12. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Then I'm sorry bro, you must talk with the network administrator on campus or find someone who can do it.

    All you have to do is say: "Can you open up port 6112 on the router up and down for all types of connections?"

    See if they'll do it.
     
  13. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    that (what xtr said) or get a version of Battle.LAN that works for starcraft, so you can your friends can play online via tunnel :)
     
  14. dudewithoutacau

    dudewithoutacau TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i heard about the battle.lan thing

    my question is how do I set up a tunnel?

    does anyone know how to go about doing this?
     
  15. xXxblood_boyxXx

    xXxblood_boyxXx TS Rookie

    i dont know how to solve ur problem but i have the same problem people cant join my hosted games

    it says i have to open port 6112 does any1 know how to do that

    im not using a router and i dont have a fire wall all i have is a modem and it still wont work
     
  16. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    dudewithoutacau: A tunnel is exactly what Battle.LAN does ;) It makes a tunnel to the IP Address's you typed in. If you want your friend to join the game, [make sure port 6112 is open and Windows XP Firewall is disabled] get him to give you his IP address via going to www.whatsmyipaddress.com. If he/she is behind a router, we dont want the internal 192.168.xxx.xxx Ip address, we want the external. www.whatsmyipaddress.com will show you/him the external Ip.

    xXxblood_boyxXx: Sounds to me like your Windows XP Firewall is turned on. It is by deafult, so if you havnt turned it off, that would certainly block your friends trying to join your games. To turn it off follow these steps:

    (1) Start Menu
    (2) Settings
    (3) Network Connections
    (4) Right click>Properties whatever icon is there, excluding icons listed under "Wizard" [there should be two under 'Wizard'
    (5) *window should pop up* Click on the "Advanced" tab, and uncheck the firewall box.

    Hopefully you wont get lost on step 4, I tryed to make it as n00b compat. as possible ;) :D
     
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