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having problems hosing a game server of my spare PC

By mr_sleepy
Feb 22, 2005
  1. heya all
    im having some troubles trying to get an "americas army" game server running of my second pc.i just recently bought a DLINK DI 604 router, and ive opened all the necessary ports needed to run the game.my problem is when i start my server up, it starts up fine but nobody can join it.the weird thing is my "first" computer will run a server fine..people can join and everything.
    i was told i needed a router, but i get two ips from my isp so it shouldnt have mattered if i just used a hub.(it didnt work with the hub either).im thinking that ther is a problem with my second pc somewere.
    any ideas smart people? :) ;)
    any other ifo you guys need?

    EDIT: ive also tried to hook my modem strait to the second pc ..and no diff.
     
  2. mr_sleepy

    mr_sleepy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no replys yet? ill wait some more.. :)
     
  3. ABAMOTO

    ABAMOTO TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I think people here need to know complete details of your setup... but from what you described. Here is what I think:

    1. You have two static IP given by your ISP? In this case, your DSL/cable modem should have at least two LAN ports, each assigned with one static IP. When you want to host your game to the second PC, make sure that the second PC connects to the second IP, which means:

    a) If you use router, make sure that your router WAN and LAN setting corresponds to your second static IP (the IP you give out to people to connect to your game). In addition, for D-Link, there should be something like forwarding application port, etc. Make sure you forward necessaries ports to your second computer. For instance, if your computer is 192.168.0.5, then you need to make sure your game port is forwarded to 192.168.0.5 but not 192.168.0.1, etc

    b) Make sure other D-Link default configuration does not block the port that you want to open. For example, if by default port 4799 is closed, even if you create a new profile and open 4799, I believe it might still be blocked.

    c) If you are not using router, then same configuration should be done on your Network settings.

    d) When people connect to your game server, do they access by domain name or IP address? If domain name, then try to have them access by IP address. It could be DNS not pointing to the second IP address.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. mr_sleepy

    mr_sleepy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok first of all thx for the reply :unch:

    yes i have 2 static ips,but only one slot in my modem.i used a hub to connect the two computers to the internet before,and i got the same problem.so i dont think its the router.i can play the game online fine on both my pcs at the same time.ive tried running my the second computer strait to the modem and still wont host.
     
  5. mr_sleepy

    mr_sleepy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone else have an idea?
     
  6. mr_sleepy

    mr_sleepy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    plzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  7. mr_sleepy

    mr_sleepy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    plz guys i really need help im a retard with this crap
     
  8. ABAMOTO

    ABAMOTO TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Do you need to install any service to host the game?
    Try setting up your second computer the same as your first one and test it. If you still cannot host game, perhaps it is a good idea to reinstall some components and make sure that the hosting service is turned on.

    Of course, there can be million of possible factors that cause your problem: Your NIC card, Router incompatible with your second computer's Hardware, spyware or other software-wise factors (SP2 firewall blocking?)

    It is good that you have two computers, so you can make comparison. I am sure if your first computer works, and if you set up your second computer exactly the same way as your first, it should work. Otherwise, it may be time to reformat the whole thing for another try? @_@

    OH yeah by the way, is it a linux based or windows based server?
     
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