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Wannabe Geek

# 95394 2-Jan-2012 13:08
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No firewalls open, No anti-virus.

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  # 564276 4-Jan-2012 11:36
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Are you trying to host a server?

You shouldn't need to forward any ports if you are just joining existing dedicated servers.

This might be of use to you, it worked fixing disconnection issues in Left 4 Dead for a mate of mine that was using the Thomson 585:

In his case he was getting disconnections just joining regular dedicated servers (not trying to host) and the modem seemed to have some hidden preset bindings that affected the 27xxx range ports that didn't show in the web admin ui.

If you do want to host and thus need the port forwards for hosting, try:
1: Removing all the port forwards via the web ui
2: Removing any hidden bindings for the port numbers, as per the telnet commands in the link above
3: Re-adding the port forwards you need via the web admin ui

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  # 565448 6-Jan-2012 17:47
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First thing to do is get your antivirus on and do a full scan because andtivirus is not related to port forwarding(only the firewall) but a virus can start new problems, or you can install a free antivirus such as ...

If you aren't hosting a game for remote users then don't worry, but if you are hosting a LAN game then you should be sharing your computer's local address (eg 192.168.x.x) instead of the external address ( that you were using to access the modem. Find out the local address by typing "ipconfig" into the DOS/command screen (type "cmd" into the RUN box on the START menu). Port forwarding also uses this local address as the destination, because external traffic coming from internet has to be forwarded to the local machine that is hosting the game. The local machine is normally hidden from initernet by the router.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^


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  # 565502 6-Jan-2012 20:23
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Computer is 100% factory new, Nothing downloaded but steam and CSS, Problem fixed its self. Thanks all.

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