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Xp Sp2 - Strange Network Problem


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#1 .Prodigy.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:31 PM

I've been having this same problem for a couple months now. It usually fixes itself after a while, but I've been unable to figure out what's causing it.

I've been playing Warcraft 3 for a while now, but just recently it hasn't been able to access the network. I know it's not my ISP or router, because every other computer on my router can play it fine, it's just this one computer that doesn't work. Even trying to connect to LAN games within my network won't work.

It sounds like a firewall is completely blocking the program. I have disabled my firewall and anti-virus, but I still can't access the network with it. I've checked my port forwarding for the program, and it's set up fine. I have tried completely un-installing and re-installing the program. I have Windows Firewall disabled.

I believe I've ruled out everything other than settings within the Windows XP SP2 operating system itself. This has happened once before with Warcraft 3, and once with Team Fortress 2. Both began working again a couple weeks after the problem began.

Edited by .Prodigy., 12 June 2008 - 03:32 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:32 PM

You could try the following general fixes.

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot. Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the reply. I followed those steps, but it didn't fix my problem. I'm open to any other ideas -- still looking for a solution.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:20 AM

If the problem is program-specific...and you have no connectivity problems otherwise...I would guess that the solution lies within the program itself.

Seems reasonable to me to check forums specific to that/those programs...and uninstall/reinstall (I know that you say you've tried this with no success).

Worst case, I would set up the connection all over...only if it's all-encompassing for all Internet activity.

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