Posted 11 November 2006 - 12:00 PM
Hi, first of all, i'm pretty good at networking and have tried most of the basic things but any help would be welcome.
Anyway, I have some programs and games that just will not work online. Like with Age of Empires II (yes, a classic) whenever I try to connect using an online ip or through gamespy, in the game, it says its 'connecting' and then just shows a blank box in the 'availible games' menu thing. Also, it doesn't work with programs like emule. I think all my problems are in the TCP. When I run the tcp connection test in emule, it says it cannot connect with my tcp. So I went into our router, did the port forwarding that emule suggested and even tried the DMZ (to unblock all ports) and it still didnt work. I also tried unlocking the ports in the firewall even though it should unblock them when the unblock dialog pops up, i have also tried it without a firewall. I also followed the instructions at portforward.com and stuff and I'm running out of ideas. Maybe my isp just blocks that kind of tcp thing.
I'm confused though. Some games like Age of Mythology, serious sam, etc. work perfectly.
Also, i use emule for sharing programming projects and stuff with a friend who is going to host a private server and its easier to do it there than emailing it or something.
isp - txox (local satalite/radio tower cheap internet. As fast as dsl)
router - Linksys WRT54G (not using wireless)
firewalls - tried window built in, nvidia, and none.