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Topic # 182558 20-Oct-2015 23:07
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Good evening all. I have just connected to the Vodafone RBI service after years of frustration with an overloaded ADSL exchange. What a pleasure it has been to go from .2M down to 85!!

This evening I have been setting up my router for a game that I often play which requires a series of forwarded ports. I have set up all the required ports in the virtual server page as I would normally however it appears that none of the ports are actually being forwarded and I cannot connect.

I am certainly no network guru, is there something about particular to RBI that requires a different method to forward ports?

Many thanks


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  Reply # 1410229 20-Oct-2015 23:28
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From what I have heard Vodafone do CG-NAT - so you aren't going to be able to have any ports forwarded if that is the case.





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  Reply # 1410260 20-Oct-2015 23:52
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What Zeon said.






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  Reply # 1410285 21-Oct-2015 07:07
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As above

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  Reply # 1410286 21-Oct-2015 07:10
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I believe other RBI providers including Ultimate Mobile can provide a public IP.

Port forwarding for a game is virtually never needed (despite lots of misinformed gamers thinking it's the fix to every problem they have) so I would check things incl uPNP first.




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  Reply # 1410303 21-Oct-2015 08:25
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Yes, Ultimate Mobile do public IP.




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  Reply # 1410309 21-Oct-2015 08:36
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Well I guess that should be Ultimate Broadband shouldn't it. :-) They haven't been Ultimate Mobile for a while now!



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  Reply # 1410318 21-Oct-2015 08:51
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sbiddle: Well I guess that should be Ultimate Broadband shouldn't it. :-) They haven't been Ultimate Mobile for a while now!



Ah yes, you put me crook hehe:

 

http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html




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  Reply # 1410448 21-Oct-2015 12:28
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LOL oh dear. Just when I thought I finally had my internet sorted, I have clutched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Yeah this game is a little unusual in that respect, but it definitely needs ports forwarded.

Thanks all

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  Reply # 1410491 21-Oct-2015 13:44
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Kaiza: LOL oh dear. Just when I thought I finally had my internet sorted, I have clutched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Yeah this game is a little unusual in that respect, but it definitely needs ports forwarded.

Thanks all


What game is it? It must be written very, very badly if it needs them (rather than other people simply saying it needs them).





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You could also use a VPN provider to give yourself a public IP on your PC which would resolve that issue possibly (with a performance impact)

 

Assuming PC.



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  Reply # 1410607 21-Oct-2015 17:23
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sbiddle:
Kaiza: LOL oh dear. Just when I thought I finally had my internet sorted, I have clutched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Yeah this game is a little unusual in that respect, but it definitely needs ports forwarded.

Thanks all


What game is it? It must be written very, very badly if it needs them (rather than other people simply saying it needs them).






It is called Falcon 4.0 BMS which is a flight sim for ultra geeks.  It was a game that was released back in 1998 and sent the company MicroProse under in the process mostly due to its level of complexity. Since then it has been continually developed by voluntary devs to bring it up to modern standards. Thousands of people still fly it all around the world. Of course being so old network code has been developed from something that was probably designed to run off of dial up modems. I don't know much about networking but apparently there is data that travels client-to-client as well as client to server which means to operate in a large server you need to have ports forwarded.


Here is a vid if it interests anyone. Falcon BMS


wasabi2k: You could also use a VPN provider to give yourself a public IP on your PC which would resolve that issue possibly (with a performance impact)

Assuming PC.


Thanks for that, I will look into it tonight. Ping is not so important to me so this might be the answer.

Thanks again.



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  Reply # 1410720 21-Oct-2015 21:04
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wasabi2k: You could also use a VPN provider to give yourself a public IP on your PC which would resolve that issue possibly (with a performance impact)

Assuming PC.


Thank you mate. Tried proXPN tonight and although I have no idea what I am doing or how a VPN works, this has solved my problem.

Thanks again.

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