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01-14-2001, 06:12 PM
Ok... I understand I have to open port 6073, and 2302-2400 to play multiplayer under NAT.
However, I do not know how to open these ports. I read the manual, but it seems there's only one place where I can enter ONE port number. :eek:
Could anyone explain me how to open these ports?
01-14-2001, 11:54 PM
What NAT are you using ? I have a UMAX UGate 3000 and there is a setup screen that allows me to enter the ports to open as required.
01-15-2001, 07:11 AM
Can't say... This is part of my High Speed Internet deal.
I guess I should contact my ISP!
01-18-2001, 05:27 AM
Ummm, what's NAT? Guess if I have to ask I wouldn't understand? :confused:
01-18-2001, 03:43 PM
NAT is a way to manage IP addresses. For example, my ISP set-up a static IP address in my computer's configuration, but a different, dynamically assigned IP address is assigned to my computer each time I connect on the net. The problem is that games and application that uses IP address to connect to other computer only recognize the IP address in which appears in my comouter configuration, not the dynamically assigned one. So, I cannot play online with most games, unless I find a way to open those ports...
Hope this is clear enough... I had to think in French then translate in English :eek: :eek: :D
01-20-2001, 08:24 AM
Merci Beaucoup! Now I understand: it's a static vs dynamic IP thing. Don't most people's ISP assign them static IP's? I think mine does, since I can go in and look at my settings and the IP address is always the same. I have @home via a cable modem, BTW. :)
01-20-2001, 11:20 AM
Your ISP will assign you and IP address every time you connect, but in your TCP/IP settings, the "server assigned IP address" will be selected. In my case, I enter a static number in my TCP/IP settings, for example 220.127.116.11, but that is the IP address that is used to connect to my ISP. Then my ISP connect me to the Internet using another IP address. Games can only find the static IP address that connects me to my ISP, not the one that connects me to the Internet.
I've been able to play multiplayer yersterday using this system, but I cannot host a game. The game appears very smooth using High Speed and I am able to use the chat function. Every time I connected, I typed 6073 in the port window, and all went fine.
I'll post here if I ever find a way to host a game
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