Gaming online with Client and Host both using Linksys BEFSR41 Router HELP?????

Gaming online with Client and Host both using Linksys BEFSR41 Router HELP?????

Post by Neptun » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 13:10:50

Both my friend and I can go to the or other Internet game servers
and game fine as a client machine with no Port modifications.......however
when one of us tries to host a game on the games try to launch
then kick out back to the game launch screen.....

We have tried opening various ports under the advanced options of the
router..... per the link description below..... but no luck.

Anyone have any ideas on how to make this * connection work.....or does
one of us simply have to manually bypass the router for this type of *?

Specially we were trying to get Mech Warrior 4 going.




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Hi all!  I've had the linksys BEFSR41 router for a few months now without any
major issues.  I can surf all day and night without any problems.  I have
messed around with Microsoft IIS and setup my own website and ftp server.  I am
having some serious problems HOSTING internet games on my PC.  I have setup
port forwarding (port 27015 for Half Life and port 4000 for Diablo 2.) People
can connect to my PC through the internet, but after a few minutes they are
dropped with an error.  Half Life gives a "Bad server message" error and the
diablo 2 error flashes too fast to examine.

I have heard that the Linksys router has problems hosting games.  Has anyone
else experienced this?  Is it just a rumor, or is there something to it?  I
found this "info" on the router at  under hardware reviews.

Anyone have ANY ideas?



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