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01-07-2008, 05:34 PM
i tried doing a internet game thing with my friends but for the ip it keeps saying for all of us what are we doing wrong?

01-07-2008, 05:47 PM
a little more explanation might be needed. is a local network address handed out by your router, it is the correct address for your pc on the local network but is not your internet IP address. To host a multiplayer game over the internet (and possibly to connect to one) from behind a broadband router you need to do some port forwarding to allow a port from the internet to accept incoming connections and pass them directly onto the pc.

Try googling "port forwarding" and also google what ports / protocols are required by your game. I'm afraid it's not a simple process at first.

p.s. oops, forgot to say - to find out your real ip there are websites that will report it back to you, or else you can log on to the router and find it there somewhere. Someone on here will remember better than me how to find it

01-07-2008, 05:49 PM
oh thanks

01-07-2008, 08:23 PM
This link well give you your IP address. Just scroll down the page a bit.

Speedy Gonzales
01-07-2008, 08:53 PM
And you may have to give your ip in windows a static ip (instead of being on AUTO).

As some routers wont work / allow you to use port forwarding / add ports until you change your ip in windows, to a static ip.