tarball Posted May 26, 2006 Share Posted May 26, 2006 Attention new steel beasts player:Often, a new player wants to join a Steel Beasts Pro PE multiplayer game and accessed the Internet from a computer behind a broadband router/firewall. You use this broadband router in order to share your broadband connection among the computers in your house. Being the generous community that we are, we often find ourselves spending about 15 mins (give or take) walking new people through the port-forwarding features of their router when they show up on Team Speak. As much as we welcome new people and want to help them, this time lost in router setup is a bummer; I figure some long-lasting help is in order. Perhaps some of this information can be used before showing up to the steelbeasts.com Team Speak server ( 22.214.171.124 ) for the first time. Please follow the tips below so that our collective trouble-shooting time is reduced and our playing time is increased.When you are behind a broadband router/firewall, you are using a non-routable private subnet for TCP/IP and UDP/IP network communications. The private subnet addresses are usually in the following ranges: 10.x.x.x; 172.16.x.x; 192.168.x.x. So, a typical private address for your computer would be 192.168.1.10. In other words, since your machine does not have a public IP address, communications intended for your computer must be translated from the public IP assigned by your ISP to your modem or router to your computer. Thus, it is the router connected to your DSL/Cable modem that gets you to the outside world. This means that you need to take a few extra steps to play some online games when behind a broadband router/firewall. What you need is port forwarding on your broadband cable/DSL router.Port ForwardingThe specific ports you need to forward to the machine on which you are playing Steel Beasts Pro PE are:TCP/UDP: 2300 to 2400 (this is a range)UDP: 47624Each router seems to do this differently, but I've found an EXCELLENT site on the net which attempts to provide a tutorial for setting up port forwarding on the majority of models available.Go to this site:http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htmand find your model. There should be instructions on how to setup port forwarding for each model.Lastly, don't forget to turn off any personal firewalls (Windows Firewall, McAffee, Black Ice, Zone Alarm, Norton Utilities, etc.)One final note: if all else fails, you can place your machine in the DMZ on your router. However, I'll leave this up to you as placing your machine in the DMZ is potentially dangerous.See ya on multiplay!Tarball 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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