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dibbly
24-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Hiyall hope someone out there can point me in the right direction -

Been online gaming with a couple of friends - one of them can't get in since getting Jetstream and using DSE XH1149 modem - he has tried everything, turned off ZA , uninstalled and reinstalled game AND OS to no help.
Has rung xtra who said his settings are all ok and there is no prob their end.

I was wondering if it is the router firewall settings - does anyone know anything about configuring??? was bought 2nd hand with no manual. We are searching net now for some info - but I thought I would try all u wonderful folk here as well - yeh i know crawl, crawl :)

anyways any help u can provide would be great for us baby boomer wannabe geeks!!!

cheers dibbly

Gorela
24-04-2004, 10:28 PM
If it is due to a routers inbuilt filters you would have to mention what games you are wanting to play as each uses different ports to access the server. If you can mention the games someone will be able to tell you which ports your friend will need to pin-hole :)

dibbly
24-04-2004, 10:31 PM
ok microsoft combat flight sim 1

KingWave
24-04-2004, 10:54 PM
Look in the game manual for which port/s and protocols the game uses. Or if you can't find that info and you have a personal firewall installed, you can find out which ports it uses to access the net.

Then find your computer's network IP address ie 192.168.1.xx etc, then in the virtual server settings in the router, forward those ports onto that IP address.

E.g

Protocol: UDP,
internet port: 1234,
local port: 1234,
local IP address: 192.168.1.xx

Good luck.

dibbly
24-04-2004, 11:09 PM
thanks will try that once we decipher it all :)

cheers
dibbly

Pheonix
24-04-2004, 11:47 PM
here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.filereader?408a53530b6be918273fc0a87f990717+EN/catalogs/SUPXH1149) is info for that router from Dick Smith. It may pay to download what you can as DSE consider it end-of-line, so could disappear off their server any time.

Jester
25-04-2004, 09:30 AM
Look here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/408adc510edf623e273fc0a87f99071b/Export/catalogs/SUPXH1149) for support info, manuals, drivers etc

dibbly
25-04-2004, 01:37 PM
thanks all for your input - making our way thru the manual and have d/l everything off DSE site.

we have only assumed that the failure to connect to multiplayer is due to the modem as we have no problem getting online - is there anything else that could be at fault.

will make sure all is well with modem b4 heading down that road :)

cheers
dibbly

Jester
25-04-2004, 02:19 PM
I have one of those routers, and play online games without any problems. I haven't set any pinholing for any ports - maybe that's your problem, by trying to open some you inadvertantly closed others?

J
:D

Growly
25-04-2004, 02:43 PM
If you can, turn the DMZ function on. I know that one of those DSE routers can support multiple DMZs... This effectively negates all security benefits of a router, but it does mean that you dont have to fuss about with ports.

dibbly
26-04-2004, 09:55 AM
thks jester and growly....

it was bought 2nd hand so we will set the router back to its default settings and try that first. Don't feel comfy bout the DMZ thing tho' growly, doesn't that mean we are totally wide open to all and sundry??? Should we keep ZA on in this instance???what are your thoughts??

thanks
dibbly