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Unable to connect to any MMO, other uses fine

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#1 WindDT


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:56 AM

Every couple of days, I'd be unable to connect to any MMO, yet I can browse internet/download normally, no speed problems either. Attempting to connect to any MMO would result in failure to connect to their server.


I already have the solution, which is to simply restart modem, then everything will be magically fixed. But obviously something is wrong as I highly doubt you're supposed to restart your modem every few days? And what is causing this? Why am I able to surf the net normally, yet unable to connect to MMO's? No there are no parental lock settings.


Anyone have any idea what might be causing this? I tried to look into NAT settings and "port-forwarding" but they seem to be mostly for console games? Also it doesn't make sense to have to create a port forward for every single MMO I play, there must be some kind of umbrella setting that's preventing it to connect to ANY game server?


My modem is Bell sagemcomm 2864. Looking for solutions, not "buy a new modem".

Edited by WindDT, 01 April 2017 - 01:05 PM.

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#2 smax013


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:03 PM

Next time you reset/restart the modem, check to see if you are getting a new external IP address from your ISP. If you are, then your IP address might be temporarily being blacklisted for some reason and getting a new IP address fixes the problem. I kind of doubt this is the issue, but it does not hurt to check to see if your IP is changing.

#3 vcolev


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

Does this happen when there is an update to the MMO your connecting too?

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