[quote name='locally pwned' date='Nov 28 2006, 01:29 AM' post='401807']
Generally hardware firewalls don't block you from playing on other servers; but unless you open ports, or put your gaming machine in the DMZ, you generally can't host
Ok I think I just did that, but I have tried it before. And it didn't help.
Just for fun, try bypassing the router and connecting directly from the modem, see what happens. At least that would determine whether the HW firewall has anything to do with it. [/quote]
I have tried that already aswell and I couldn't even load pages on the internet.
Also the router's FW is disabled.
Do you have a software firewall going? And if so, is it set up to ask you to allow/block programs that try to access the network? It might be blocking them without asking permission, the sneaky thing. [/quote]
Im using Kerio, and belive me when I say it asks about almost everything my PC is trying to do be it applications trying to connect on the web or app's trying to run DLL's as a program, but I'll look in the list of applications. And I did, all my games are granted access.
As for damaged equipment, you'd probably not detect the network if that were the case, just my guess though.[/quote]
Ya, it was just a thought from my side aswell. Checking every possibility and etc.
Edit: do you get an IP? Go to console, type "ipconfig" at the command prompt. If you are connected to a router, it should display the IP that the router assigns your machine; 192.168.1.XXX, XXX would be the # your individual machine is assigned. If not, again try bypassing the Router and connecting to the line directly, check again if you get an IP. That IP should be the one assigned by your ISP. If you get an IP then, but not while connected to the router, then the router has taken a dump. If you can't get an IP either way, and your ISP says things are cool on their end, there might be a windows-related problem!
Hope that helps...I know how frustrating network stuff can be...
I get an IP when I'm connected on the router 192.168.1.4
So maybe I should try to re-install Winblows? But I'm not comfortable messing with my OS >_>
Should I uninstall it first somehow and then install or do a "repair installation"?
BTW, my Windows has been... sort of funny lately.. I mean for instance the style on my desktop theme is allways going to basic or old Windows style and some problems with my soundcard... or something..
Edited by Robin_norway, 28 November 2006 - 10:37 AM.