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« Thread started on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:08am »

I've reinstalled Siaboy's game like tree times now and I cant get it to detect any servers in zone or mektek lipsrsealed
I thnik the router is configed ok his puter ha e-net
and I'm pretty savy when it coms to this HELP! lipsrsealed
I'd like him to get to play with us at least when I'm on.
Oh Ya cannot detect servers even by ip or LAN lipsrsealed angry cry
oh ya I HATE Microshaft! angry
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:57pm »

Recently I had this effect too, with no servers showing up at ingame server browser.
I finally found this was a router related problem. Could fix it by these router settings:

UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) => disabled
SPI (stateful packet inspection) => disabled
DoS Protection => disabled

Additionally you could try to allow "ping from WAN" (internet) at router. Disabling ping from outside seems to cause problems at some routers concerning this MekMatch thing...

(of course you need the MekTek reg patch and some port forwarding (port range 2300-2400 tcp/udp is enough for playing MW4), but I assume this is already done)

If all this doesn't help, as a test set the gaming PC to DMZ from the router console. This will disable NAT firewall for this computer (not recommended as a longterm solutution for security reasons!). Windows XP firewall or any other software firewall should be shut down too.

Hope this helps

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:12pm »

I think my boy's puter has the dumb
I set it to be in the dmz and STILL nothin..........
I think its the puter maybe a bad enet card but it can surf check e-mail and such.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 5th, 2008, 6:27pm »

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can i just run his puter over with mah truck?! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry crysiaboy cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry crycant cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cryPLAY angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry
FIGGIN FRAKKIN FREEKIN FOOBAR!
NO severs! cant connect via ip! cant even see my sever and he on my LAN and in the dmz!
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 5th, 2008, 9:01pm »

Savage, what operating system you using on the offending computer? What IP? What router?

If it is a modem/router from AT&T dsl, you can call their tech support. They went into my modem/router (2Wire) via the internet and changed the settings so I could connect. I did not have a problem until I played on a different computer.
Is this similar to your problem?:

"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.
HALP!!!!1!!! "

This was Jack's comment, "using a router? you changed pcs and its nic card number is probably different."

My problem was the same with two hard drives, one with XP, the other with Vista. Vista had other issues as well. Get into that later.
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 19th, 2008, 12:47am »

ok Jack and I worked on this fer like four hours last night lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Saiboy's puter is in the DMZ now and still no servers
we played with port forwarding, port triggering, messed with all the settings that frost told me to lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed :
I is hopin that some on out there in Mech land knows What to do my nerves is shot and Siaboy is not! cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Frost Please help!
dont make me call India for tech support I cant speak east Indain shocked
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 19th, 2008, 12:01pm »

Savage, I need more information about your connection problem:

1) Are you telling you want to play MW4 from 2 computers at your LAN simultaneously? This would be a DXPort thing and yes - in this case I could tell ya how to get it working...

2) Or are ya talking about 2 different lan's at separate homes?

This would be totally different situation with quite different workaround.

If ya set Siaboy's computer "to be in the dmz and STILL nothin", maybe there are some hardware problems or network installation issues. In this case ya could try to reinstall network at this puter. Maybe it's corrupted and web browser works, but not MW4. Had something like this on my previous machine.

We could go through it at your TS server, I'll check it from time to time and most time you're in, but afk... Sure, we have to face time zone difference - I'm at Europe, local time is CET (central european time). But at least now at weekend it could be possible, plz let me know... smiley

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 19th, 2008, 1:04pm »

yuppers Mr Frost,
It's two comps on my router at home I had it working once without dx port. but I somehow got it all messed up.
angry angry angry angry angry angry
I'll be off work tonight around 11:00pm central USA time.
ALSO this wed and thurs i'm off so we can schedule a time to work on it then.
Thanks Man!
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 19th, 2008, 5:38pm »

Well, Saturday "11:00pm central USA time" is Sunday 6:00am central European time, we are 7 hrs ahead at the moment - will check your TS tomorrow, probably somewhat later wink

But maybe you could try this steps as a first attempt to fix the problem:

1) Assign your computers static LAN ip's
2) Install DXPort on all Computers running Mech
3) Make the router port forwarding rules


How to assign static LAN ip's:

http://wppc.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=Trouble&action=display&num=1192985411

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 your PC to address 192.168.1.100 (example) and the other PC to address 192.168.1.101 (example) 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.


Router and PC setup for DXPort:
http://wppc.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=Trouble&action=display&num=1190616385

You cannot forward the same ports to several machines at same time. This results in messages like "error. port conflict with address 192.168.0.102". This problem can be easily fixed by DXPort running on both PCs in your LAN. DXPort splits the DirectPlay 2300-2400 port range into separate ranges for each PC.

Only the server machine needs the 4 port range entries mentioned below, a client only needs 1 entry (from the 2300-2400 port range) .

Plz try the following router settings (all entries for TCP/UDP):
Note: DXPort must be running on both machines with exactly the same port ranges as defined at the router.

- the server machine (your PC) gets the ports:
2302-2311
47624
27999
28800-28809

- the other client PC (Siaboy's PC) gets the ports:
2312-2321

DXPort must be installed at both PC's. Here's the DXPort config for both PCs:
The server gets:
Start Port: 2302
End Port: 2311

The other PC gets:
Start Port: 2312
End Port: 2321

Hope this helps smiley
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 20th, 2008, 9:15pm »

FROST! My dear freind! cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool
You freekin ROCK!
There was actually two different problems. DX port fixed one of them and I did a defrag and repaired his connection in network connections. It fixed Siaboy's issues and now we can shoot him in the butt ! grin
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 21st, 2008, 05:14am »

That's really good news Savage - glad to hear you got it working !!! cool

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