help needed! linksys router problems

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I want to host a Diablo2 lan part in my home. Using cable model, linksys
wireless router. Can not get another computer on my local LAN to connect to
a hosted Other Multiplayer TCP/IP diablo2 game. WAN (internet at large) of
course comes into my router, the my router assigns local ip addresses. My
main computer hosting the game is 192.168.1.100, the other computer in the
adjoining room is 192.168.1.104 (wireless PCI connection; internet
connection established as it can surf web with IE browser).

Neither computer has MS firewall enabled. I even tried setting up game port
forwarding in the router, telling the router to forward ports 4000-4000 and
6112-6119 to the computer with address 192.168.1.100

Any help, tips, ideas? Frustrating, i want to host a LAN party, otherwise
what fricken good is a LAN router?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    Beowulf wrote:
    > I want to host a Diablo2 lan part in my home. Using cable model,
    linksys
    > wireless router. Can not get another computer on my local LAN to
    connect to
    > a hosted Other Multiplayer TCP/IP diablo2 game. WAN (internet at
    large) of
    > course comes into my router, the my router assigns local ip
    addresses. My
    > main computer hosting the game is 192.168.1.100, the other computer
    in the
    > adjoining room is 192.168.1.104 (wireless PCI connection; internet
    > connection established as it can surf web with IE browser).
    >
    > Neither computer has MS firewall enabled. I even tried setting up
    game port
    > forwarding in the router, telling the router to forward ports
    4000-4000 and
    > 6112-6119 to the computer with address 192.168.1.100
    >
    > Any help, tips, ideas? Frustrating, i want to host a LAN party,
    otherwise
    > what fricken good is a LAN router?

    Tell your router to allow all traffic from computers inside to lan to
    other computers inside the lan, regardless of source/destination IP or
    port. Most likely the router is blocking ports for internal traffic.
    (you still want to block internal to/from external ports, though).

    Turn off the IP forwarding that you mentioned. IP forwarding is really
    only used to set up a DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) behind a router so that
    web servers, database servers, etc can communicate with systems on the
    Internet. You would need this to host Open BNet games, for example.

    Good luck!

    -Jason
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    "Beowulf" <beowulf@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:Qz%2e.1206$fz.357@fe03.lga...
    > I want to host a Diablo2 lan part in my home. Using cable model, linksys
    > wireless router. Can not get another computer on my local LAN to connect
    to
    > a hosted Other Multiplayer TCP/IP diablo2 game. WAN (internet at large) of
    > course comes into my router, the my router assigns local ip addresses. My
    > main computer hosting the game is 192.168.1.100, the other computer in the
    > adjoining room is 192.168.1.104 (wireless PCI connection; internet
    > connection established as it can surf web with IE browser).
    >
    > Neither computer has MS firewall enabled. I even tried setting up game
    port
    > forwarding in the router, telling the router to forward ports 4000-4000
    and
    > 6112-6119 to the computer with address 192.168.1.100
    >
    > Any help, tips, ideas? Frustrating, i want to host a LAN party, otherwise
    > what fricken good is a LAN router?

    My router died last weekend so I can't give you the settings I use here, but
    looking at it another way, what operatiing systems are your two systems
    using?

    I have had problems getting a win 95 system to talk to a win98se system here
    (on my network I have two 95's and 4 98's), different ms op systems seem to
    install different network components, and you need to find which is not
    fully functional.

    Another thing to check is the workgroup for each computer, if they are
    different then they won't communicate together, even though each will be
    able to access the internet seperately

    I am assuming you are using the router with 4 port switch or with 8 port
    switch? Once I installed:
    Client for microsoft networks
    Microsoft family logon
    ipx/spx compatible protocol for my ethernet card
    tcp/ip for ethernet card
    and file and printer sharing - on the win98se systems

    On the win95 systems I also added
    client for netware
    netbeui
    netbios support for ipx/spx

    Then I could play quake across the lan, as well as c&c and SPWAW. D2/lod I
    only play on 3 of the win98se systems so I havn't had to see if it will play
    on the lan using a win95 box.

    Here I use a 4 port router and a 5 port switch on the uplink port. Every
    computer is able to access the internet and I can play lan games just fine.

    Have you been able to share drives across the network? If that works then at
    least the two computers are talking to each other.

    ..
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    john graesser wrote:

    > My router died last weekend so I can't give you the settings I use here,
    > but looking at it another way, what operatiing systems are your two
    > systems using?

    WindowsXP

    >
    > Another thing to check is the workgroup for each computer, if they are
    > different then they won't communicate together, even though each will be
    > able to access the internet seperately

    Excellent point, I know the workgroup name is different for the two
    computers. And if I host a LAN party, I guess everybody would have to
    rename their workgroup to the hosting computer (if this turns out to be the
    issue).


    > I am assuming you are using the router with 4 port switch or with 8 port
    > switch?

    4 port, but the second PC is connecting via wireless.


    >> Once I installed:
    > Client for microsoft networks
    > Microsoft family logon
    > ipx/spx compatible protocol for my ethernet card
    > tcp/ip for ethernet card
    > and file and printer sharing - on the win98se systems
    >
    > On the win95 systems I also added
    > client for netware
    > netbeui
    > netbios support for ipx/spx
    >
    ....
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    Jason wrote:

    >
    > Beowulf wrote:
    >> I want to host a Diablo2 lan part in my home. Using cable model,
    > linksys
    >> wireless router. Can not get another computer on my local LAN to
    > connect to
    >> a hosted Other Multiplayer TCP/IP diablo2 game. WAN (internet at
    > large) of
    >> course comes into my router, the my router assigns local ip
    > addresses. My
    >> main computer hosting the game is 192.168.1.100, the other computer
    > in the
    >> adjoining room is 192.168.1.104 (wireless PCI connection; internet
    >> connection established as it can surf web with IE browser).
    >>
    >> Neither computer has MS firewall enabled. I even tried setting up
    > game port
    >> forwarding in the router, telling the router to forward ports
    > 4000-4000 and
    >> 6112-6119 to the computer with address 192.168.1.100
    >>
    >> Any help, tips, ideas? Frustrating, i want to host a LAN party,
    > otherwise
    >> what fricken good is a LAN router?
    >
    > Tell your router to allow all traffic from computers inside to lan to
    > other computers inside the lan, regardless of source/destination IP or
    > port. Most likely the router is blocking ports for internal traffic.
    > (you still want to block internal to/from external ports, though).

    How is that done? I have not seen any router settings to tell the router to
    allow that. I thought that was sort of default, always allowed anyhow,
    since the LAN by its nature is for an internal network.


    > Turn off the IP forwarding that you mentioned. IP forwarding is really
    > only used to set up a DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) behind a router so that
    > web servers, database servers, etc can communicate with systems on the
    > Internet. You would need this to host Open BNet games, for example.
    >

    But it would not hurt to leave it on, right? in case I want to host a
    battlenet game.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    Beowulf wrote:
    > I want to host a Diablo2 lan part in my home. Using cable model,
    > linksys wireless router. Can not get another computer on my local LAN
    > to connect to a hosted Other Multiplayer TCP/IP diablo2 game. WAN
    > (internet at large) of course comes into my router, the my router
    > assigns local ip addresses. My main computer hosting the game is
    > 192.168.1.100, the other computer in the adjoining room is
    > 192.168.1.104 (wireless PCI connection; internet connection
    > established as it can surf web with IE browser).

    Maybe you tell us which OS you have on both PCs, even though from...

    > Neither computer has MS firewall enabled.

    I am guessing you are using XP.

    > I even tried setting up
    > game port forwarding in the router,

    If you play within a LAN the IP forwarding inside the router is not needed
    at all; you only use it when somebody from outside the LAN wants to join via
    internet connection.

    > telling the router to forward
    > ports 4000-4000 and 6112-6119 to the computer with address
    > 192.168.1.100

    Only 4000 and 6112 are needed for D2:
    http://www.blizzard.com/support/?id=msi0445p

    Are the PCs able to ping each other and see each other in the network
    neighbourhood?
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    "~misfit~" <misfit61nz@hooya.co.nz> wrote in message
    news:424f3a0c$1@news01.wxnz.net...
    > john graesser wrote:
    > > "Beowulf" <beowulf@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > > news:Qz%2e.1206$fz.357@fe03.lga...
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > > I am assuming you are using the router with 4 port switch or with 8
    > > port switch? Once I installed:
    > > Client for microsoft networks
    > > Microsoft family logon
    > > ipx/spx compatible protocol for my ethernet card
    > > tcp/ip for ethernet card
    > > and file and printer sharing - on the win98se systems
    > >
    > > On the win95 systems I also added
    > > client for netware
    > > netbeui
    > > netbios support for ipx/spx
    > >
    > > Then I could play quake across the lan, as well as c&c and SPWAW.
    > > D2/lod I only play on 3 of the win98se systems so I havn't had to see
    > > if it will play on the lan using a win95 box.
    >
    > Doubtful as the 95 boxen don't appear to have TCP/IP.
    > --
    > ~misfit~
    >
    >

    It does in the USA.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.diablo2 (More info?)

    On that special day, ~misfit~, (misfit61nz@hooya.co.nz) said...

    > > D2/lod I only play on 3 of the win98se systems so I havn't had to see
    > > if it will play on the lan using a win95 box.
    >
    > Doubtful as the 95 boxen don't appear to have TCP/IP.

    They will, if you install the protocol. It is just left out by the
    default installation, but easily added via the Network properties
    dialog(ue)


    Gabriele Neukam

    Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


    --
    Ah, Information. A property, too valuable these days, to give it away,
    just so, at no cost.
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