Topic Subject:Firewall blocking people from joining my hosted games
posted 03-23-05 10:51 PM EDT (US)
ok... ive looked around and done the following...
disabled every firewall i can find, opened the ports... but i dont think they have a SPECIFIC destination...
i do have a wireless router connected to my dsl router... i have no clue what to do, and i really dont know what happened, 1 day i could host and have it work, the next i cant...
posted 03-24-05 06:47 AM
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First thing to do is see if your ports are really "open". Go to https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and select the "User-Specified Custom Port Probe" and test the Empires port numbers to see if you're actually being screened by one of your routers or a software firewall.
It may be that you simply haven't opened all the necessary ports on one of your security devices/services - that's a lot of crap to have to manage before anything gets to your system. If you have a software firewall, you may have to expressly permit Empires to act as a "server" - as I do.
But I promise, if all those ports are actually open/available to the Empires app., you'll be able to host. I have a software firwall that makes my system totally stealth to the world - but I can still host Empires NP - and I actually DO NOT recommend disabling your firewall or opening ports (globally) just to play any game online.
[This message has been edited by chonaman (edited 03-24-2005 @ 06:54 AM).]
posted 03-24-05 08:00 PM
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ok so it said all of them were stealth except 113.. which is closed... which 1s do i open?