Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 9304 6-Sep-2006 07:14
Send private message

Hey all

We're having a bit of a problem with my friends router. When we do ipconfig it just brings up 10.1.1.4 but we're wanting him to have a real IP address to use. It works fine for, say - a game thats hosted on a server but whenever we play something where the game creator becomes the host it just can't find each other.

EDIT: He's using Ihug, and an Ihug supplied router

Create new topic
Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 45541 6-Sep-2006 07:46
Send private message

http://whatismyipaddress.com/
Visit this link from that computer and you will know your ip address.







1369 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 348


  Reply # 45547 6-Sep-2006 09:39
Send private message

Hi there, the 10.1.1.4 address is the IP the router is giving your friends computer, the router itself will have the real IP address given by the internet provider.

There are a couple of ways you can get your games to go through the router properly:

1)  Port forwarding : some routers can be setup to do this automagically, others need to be configured to do (in which case you'd need to know what ports your game is using and do the config .. http://www.portforward.com is a good website to help you)

2)  Put your friends computer in the DMZ : De-Militarised Zone (no serious thats what it means), it will basically expose your friends computer to the internet directly (your router will appear to not exist as far as the computer is concerned, so all traffic going to your router will be sent to the computer) .. this is NOT recommended mind, your average Windows PC is far to insecure to last very long :-)

3) Can't remember the next way ...

But http://www.portforward.com should have all the answers you need ... very good site, and has step by step instructions for most games, applications and routers out there.

Good luck

Mark




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.