i use plexsucom acc200 router to online...
and i want to turn off NAT or port forwarding? in order to be able to create game in WARCRAFT3 or receive file from ppl on icq ....
this is wat show's on my router setting thinging
when typing 192.168.1.1 on explorer..
Learned MAC Table
Reset to Factory Default
Code Image Update
can someone teach me how to do that?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by rascallyman on 08/16/03 00:13 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
well i have a nat router and have had no problems with getting wc3 working through it, have you actually tried yet. NAt will prevent any incoming connections (in theory) because the router will only forward frames that are sent through a connection that is initiated by the localhost, in this case you. But when you create a game in wc3, you connect to the bnet server and people join by querying that server, so that should not be a problem. (i have wc3, so you can take my word on it, unless the problem resides elsewhere). ANd in icq, it is a similar situation. Most basic internet needs will not have problems with nats. However, things such as web and ftp hosting will have problems, because the connection will be incoming from a remotehost, and since nats by design do not accept incoming connections, that would not work. FOr a webserver, you would have to use a second ip address.
can anyone join your game, because if there is anyone in there besides just the creator (you) obviously the problem is on your friend's end. But i have not had any problems with wc3 and a nat. And no, i dont think you need to mess with port forwarding, although you could do that as your last resort. It will be under you router configuration, and you will have to set it up so that it forwards the wc3 port (i think the default is 5000, although if you have frozen throne you can change it.) to your ip address, although this will prevent anyone else on your network from playing wc3. But i think the problem can be solved with out that.