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« Thread started on: Dec 26th, 2007, 1:33pm »

I have a new (to me) somewhat whiz-bang firebreather computer. Have installed Mercs Pr1 with HD Patch, and so far the Veng maps and terrains.
When I try to join a game using the MekTek Zone, I get the dreaded:

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Cannot join the selected game, there may be networking problems or the server may be gone


I am using the free version of Zone Alarm and the hardware firewall in my 2Wire DSL Modem. Both are configured to allow MW4. Even with ZA disabled, the problem is the same. The XP firewall is also configured for MW4. Have tried with both software firewalls shut down.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 3:37pm »

Some easy (an obvious ) questions first:

1) Can you connect via direct IP to server?

2) Setting in MW connection panel correct (56k, 128, etc)

3) Ports configured on new machine?
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 4:30pm »

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Some easy (an obvious ) questions first:

1) Can you connect via direct IP to server?

2) Setting in MW connection panel correct (56k, 128, etc)

3) Ports configured on new machine?


IP connection----No
MW connection panel--128
2Wire ports:
TCP 28800-28810
68.89.184.99

TCP 27999
68.89.184.99

TCP 47624
68.89.184.99

UDP 47624
68.89.184.99

Zone Alarm config to allow all Mercs traffic

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 10:14pm »

using a router? you changed pcs and its nic card number is probably different.

that 192.168.0.10X

be sure thats set up the right number....that is if you have a router...*cough*
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 25th, 2008, 9:22pm »

Hey everyone, I'm having a similar problem trying to connect to the Mercenaries servers...I've got DXPort and opened the ports 2392-2400, set the firewall to allow Mercenaries, have mekmatch, have PR1 installed, so I can't figure out what's wrong. This is a new computer and I know Jackolope suggested setting up the right number for the NIC card, but I'm not familiar with what that entails.

Thanks for the help!

Edit: I should make clear that I'm going through a router which also has ports 2393-2400 opened for my computer's local ip number and I have McAfee anti-virus (which I don't know how I can/should set to allow Mercenaries).
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 26th, 2008, 12:19am »

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Heya Royal! Great to see ya! I took a pic of my router rules, hope it helps.

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Also this post is relevant, Its from me and Frost back last year some time. This totally fixed my problem with ports and hadn't had a problem since. wink Hope it helps you, btw, THANKS AGAIN FROST!
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on Oct 21st, 2007, 12:50pm, Jackolope wrote:
Well, its been a few days now and I still can't figure it out. The other day we were expecting BAD storms so I unplugged the pc, monitor, MODEM and ROUTER. A day later when I hooked it all back up, my modem had given me a NEW IP address and my router became confused. Before it assigned the PC to address 192.168.1.100 and the laptop as address 192.168.1.101. I had all my ports open in the router for these addresses. However... After my router was confused it switched the ips. so the lap top and the pc had reversed in the addresses. The result? No one can connect to the server AT ALL except me and Buns. This setting shouldn't have changed much because BOTH address were in the router anyway. So I tried and tried to get the server fixed and I really don't know what to look for TO fix it. I even cleared out the router and started over from scratch. Again, the router reads the laptop as 192.168.1.100 and the pc as address 192.168.1.101. From what I can tell, this is the only thing that changed, my nic address.

So I tried to fix this on my own and I'm too dumb to do it, so now I'm asking for help. Does anyone know what the problem is?!

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on Oct 21st, 2007, 6:17pm, Frost wrote:
Jack, there are 2 ways to assign static LAN ip's:
1) in the router menu
2) at PC network settings

If you plan to unplug the router from time to time, better choose method 2 and assigned the PC to address 192.168.1.100 and the laptop as address 192.168.1.101 at their local network settings.
Network settings => your LAN or WLAN connection / right click = properties => TCP/IP / right click = properties =>
Fill in the entries:
fix IP: 192.168.1.100
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
standard gateway: [your router's IP]
DNS server: [your router's IP]

Then these settings will last, you can leave your router with the default DHCP server settings, don't need to assign static IP at router.

Hope this helps
~S~ Frost




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