Originally posted by millerman: I've realized that when i create a game in Starcraft, i cant get the other computer to join my game. Conversly, when i have the 2 computers plugged into the router, no one else can join my game.
This applies to other games i play as well.
How do i fix this? and why does it happen?!
Thanks for your time in advance.
Ok, let's just say I have spent half my life in the past 2 years trying to figure out why I cannot host games over the internet while sharing an internet connection. This is one of 2 things,
1: You must purchase multiple IP adresses from your ISP (but who would want to do that anways)
2: Or you can do it the hard way, which most prefer, saves money. You must open ports on your router to accept incoming information from other computer out on the internet (or in your case, battle.net). The ports you must open for Starcraft, Diablo, Diablo 2, Warcraft 2 Battle.net Edition are..
Port(s) 6112-6114, 4000 for inbound and outbound TCP AND UDP packets
Yes that probably sound confusing but you must do this to host games/join games over the internet. Very irritating to set up but it works. If you dont know how to open ports or whatnot go here, it lists a whole page of ports that must be open for each popular PC game out there today... http://www.practicallynetworked.com/..._port_list.htm
HI there, i'm a natural newbie at this stuff. and don't quite understand the deal with ports. could u plz explain in detailed steps on how to open up ports. that would be greatly appreciated
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Read my second post if you just have 2 computers on your network at home and want to play Starcraft between the two computers. Don't read the first post if you just want to play Starcraft with your two computers at home.
BTW in my second post I was laughing at myself, not you, I don't laugh at newbies, everyone is a newbie at something
[This message has been edited by Snipe7 (edited September 09, 2001).]