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Windows 7: Boyfriend and I cannot play certain games together

08 Jul 2011   #11
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I was told to contact their business department to request a second IP. Too bad they're closed now, but I'll be calling tomorrow morning. Atleast that means they can do it.


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08 Jul 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The thing here would be the game itself.
only thing I can come up with involves ports but not many games support the feature very well. And even then if the authentication server is seeing them as one person a problem will arise whenever they try to play together.
There's a lot of MMO's where this isn't a problem, I know of a couple of fps games where it is.
Basically I don't think you two are doing anything wrong I think it's time to get some support from the people that made the game.
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08 Jul 2011   #13
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Would requesting another IP be worth it? I definitely don't think it's our problem, because this is one of a select few bunch of games that we have difficulty playing due to being on the same connection. Once again, the P2P things comes into the problem unfortunately. It's worth a shot, what other ideas do you have involving ports?

We both sent supports tickets regarding this problem to the game developers customer service, but God knows how long F2P game support takes to respond, lol.
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08 Jul 2011   #14
1fox2go

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This issue is similar to Open, Moderate, and Strict NAT for xbox 360 games. The resolution for that was in your router enable UPnp, or you may need to open specific ports, which is what i had to do for my xbox and i havent had any issues

what it boils down to is while both of you have a different private ip, the router you use for your home network has to then translate that to a public IP. NAT, Network address Translation

Do some google searches on your game you play and see if you need to open up specific ports, If your bandwidth is pretty slow this could also cause your problem

Cable, DSL?
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08 Jul 2011   #15
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

We are using Cable, Comcast to be exact. We have the ports that need to be opened, but we don't know how to open them on our router. There does not seem to be an option in our router configuration, only port forwarding, but we aren't sure how to properly do that.

The ports are:
10001, 10006, 10010-10044, 7101-7103, 10051-10053, 5063, 12975, 32976

We did also try creating inbound rules for these ports under Windows (7) Firewall Advanced Settings.
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08 Jul 2011   #16
1fox2go

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

port forwarding is what you need to allow looks like you have a range of ports to forward

what kind of router are you using?

i wouldnt change anything on the pc other than hardsetting it a private ip so you can tell the router that your pc with X ip is allowed to forward X, Y, Z ports
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08 Jul 2011   #17
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1fox2go View Post
port forwarding is what you need to allow looks like you have a range of ports to forward

what kind of router are you using?

i wouldnt change anything on the pc other than hardsetting it a private ip so you can tell the router that your pc with X ip is allowed to forward X, Y, Z ports
We have a Barricade SMCWBR14S-N4 router, the free one provided by Comcast. (lol)
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08 Jul 2011   #18
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

there is a awesome program for port forwarding and it supports almost every router I can think of.
Simple Port Forwarding | Simple Port Forwarding
(it's free btw)
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09 Jul 2011   #19
pandasaurus

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

^They only have up to the N3 version of my router on the list, whereas mine is N4. I didn't think there was much difference, so I added the ports and everything. Even made sure through the router config. It asked for a starting and ending port, so does it also use all of the ports in between?
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09 Jul 2011   #20
1fox2go

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

yes thats doing a port forward range

you may want to grab a netgear or linksys they have much better google support for tweaking for gamers
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