Cant connect to game servers, torrents but can surf web

By bloodshot92 ยท 9 replies
Oct 25, 2015
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  1. Hi friends! I recently have had an issue where I can't connect to any game servers or torrents, but am able to surf the web and stream videos at full speed. I've troubleshooted many steps (reseting router, port forwarding, ip renew) and decided this is a matter that might need outside help to solve. I have a pretty good indication that it has to do with my current router configuration as to all pc's on the network having the same issue. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Any information requested will be quickly uploaded, thanks in advance <3
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    I suspect you have the same AV product on all systems and that can easily control access in multiple ways. First look in your \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and inspect for any of your game servers. *IF* found, that's the reason why: Blocking occurs when the line in the hosts file reads

  3. Somya gupta

    Somya gupta TS Rookie

    But what to do after that......I mean to fix the problem
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    IF your game server domain is in that list, you need to delete that line
  5. Shadragon135

    Shadragon135 TS Rookie

    im having the same problem, ive gotten to the files in the windows directory but once I get to the "hosts" I cant interact with the file, all it does is show an example of what it would look like and nothing else? please help?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    Here's the sequence to modify the etc\hosts file:

    • attrib -r hosts
    • use wordpad or notepad to alter the file
    • (any line beginning with '#' is a comment )
    • insert, edit or delete as necessary
    • save and quit
    • attrib +r hosts
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • net stop "dns client"
  7. JackD

    JackD TS Rookie

    I don't get what its supposed to show as I only see an example and I don't know what I should be adding or removing from it as it only has a few things on. upload_2018-7-13_15-32-43.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    The first column is the IP address of the site
    separated by at least one space from
    the second is the domain name
  9. JackD

    JackD TS Rookie

    Cheers but waht do I do to enable my pc to connect to the game servers?
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    You need to find the IP address belonging to the game server domain name. This will avoid a DNS lookup failure.

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