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Multi player via IP address wont work

Discussion in 'Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor' started by Sammylaw, Jan 23, 2015.

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    For some reason I can't get the multi player to work I have downloaded 1.2 and 1.3 but when I try to connect with a friend via IP address it keeps coming up with connection failed cant find server. Any Ideas?
     
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    It might be a firewall issue.
    You did not say if both computers are on the same subnet on a lan or if you are trying to go through the internet.
    To give more specific help, I need more information.
    What operating systems are the two computers running?
    Are they both connected to the same switch on the same subnet, or are you attempting to connect to a friend over the internet?
    Is one a desktop connected to a wired connection and the other a laptop connecting to a separate wifi connection? In the latter case do you have ports on the wireless base station that the desktop is plugged into or is it plugged into a separate switch (or router/switch device)?
    In any scenario except them both being connected to the same wired device or using the same wireless hotspot, please list the make and models of the devices so I can look up instructions on how to adjust the firewall settings.

    Sorry, to make it sound so complicated, but networking and firewalls can be that complicated.




    Assuming you are using Windows XP or later and playing with two desktops connected to the same device or two laptops using the same wi-fi connection, you can try turning off Windows Firewall and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, then I'll walk you through opening it up to Pool of Radiance. DO NOT LEAVE IT TURNED OFF.
    For Windows XP, follow these instructions:
    http://portforward.com/english/rout...m/Pools_of_Radiance_Ruins_of_Myth_Drannor.htm

    If you are using Vista, 7, or 8, look at the above, and read this so you can do the same thing
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/communicate-through-windows-firewall#1TC=windows-7

    When Pool of Radiance was released, Windows XP had been out for less than a month, so they didn't take the firewall into account. By the time XP was out, PoR would have been in the process of being manufactured, packaged, and distributed.
     
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    We are trying to hook up over the internet with a friend in different houses. . We are both running windows 7. We tried allowing access to POR through the fire wall with no luck then turned it off completely with still no luck. We tried running the game in compatibility mod for windows XP and windows 98 me. Still nothing.we both have westell modems wire speed 6000. We both downloaded patch 1.2 it made it so my connect button would light up but still fail to connect. Downloaded 1.3 and same thing.
     
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    I take it that you each only have a single computer connected directly to the DSL modem rather than using a router/switch to connect multiple machines?
    If you have a box in between the computer and the dsl modem, that too usually has a firewall.
    Other than that, I haven't tried internet gaming with much of anything, so I don't know the settings needed for this game.
    What you probably need is to either configure the "internet pass-thru" or set up port forwarding for port 47624 (not sure, taken from this site)

    I was unable to find instructions for a "westell modems wire speed 6000", I could find a "Westell Proline 6000"
    http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/42-westell-proline-6000.html
    Also a WireSpeed 6100 that says it applies to the 6000 bridge, but I can't find a working link for a manual.
    http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/westell_6100_modem_manuals.html
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r18704944-modemrouter-Westell-6100-DSL-modem-user-manual
     
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    Did you get it working? My quick searching said that your modems themselves might have NAT capabilities.
    Forward port 47624 to the PC, or set up what on other systems is called a DMZ.
     

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