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internet gaming with home network
lfarris Jan-08-01 09:54 PM
i have a home network of two-computers
i use at&t @home cable isp
i have two-static ip's
i use a linksys hub to connect them
i can share files play lan games and both
computers can access the internet
everything is fine up to this point
but when i try to play internet based games
my second system will not log on (e.g. counter strike)i play this game in lan mode just fine
but not over the internet.
my first computer will log in
but my new one will not
all settings look fine
can someone please explain this oddity?

remember i have two different ip addresses.

1. RE: internet gaming with home network
lbyard Jan-08-01 10:23 PM
In response to message 0
Do both PCs behave indentically? That is, it makes no difference which PC logs on first; the second one cannot log on. Or is it that the "new" PC cannot log on at all, not matter what the other PC is doing? Larry

2. RE: internet gaming with home network
lfarris Jan-08-01 10:27 PM
In response to message 1
the second will not log on at all
but the weird thing is it log on to the internet
every aspect in the network behaves perfectly
besides the internet gaming (counter strike, lw)

3. RE: internet gaming with home network
deerslayer Jan-09-01 01:10 AM
In response to message 2
did you try to see if the problem occurs with different games?

5. RE: internet gaming with home network
lfarris Jan-09-01 08:30 PM
In response to message
see i'm very interested in playing strike force.
now i have two choices either play on lan mode
with just 2-computers, or on with internet with one computer.
i sould be able to play on internet with both computers considering i have 2- static ip's.

6. RE: internet gaming with home network
deerslayer Jan-09-01 10:00 PM
In response to message 5
Some games have better internet/multigamer capabilities than others. From previous posts at this forum, We have seen that some games will not work on the client machine when playing multiplayer from internet thru the host.

I forget what game it was but one guy contacted tech support for the game that was giving him the same problem. If I remember correctly, that game would not support this function. Try a few different games if you can and see what happens.

7. RE: internet gaming with home network
lbyard Jan-10-01 01:19 AM
In response to message 6
He is not, or shouldn’t be, playing through a host PC. He has two static Internet IP addresses from his ISP. With the exception of possibility a minor performance decrease (probably not noticeable) because the two PCs are sharing the same pipe to the Internet (they actually become part of the Internet), they should behave the same as two PCs at different locations (say Boston and New York) on the Internet. Or, am I missing something? Larry

8. RE: internet gaming with home network
deerslayer Jan-10-01 01:48 AM
In response to message 7
Yep, you are right, I overlooked that. But I would still try a different game and see if the problem still exists.

9. RE: internet gaming with home network
ABrian Jan-16-01 04:12 PM
In response to message 8
Just some thoughts:

Are the two Static IPs internal addresses, or are they assigned by your ISP?

If they're internal (ie: 192.168.100.x), and the cable modem is getting the single IP address to the internet, the WON servers for Half Life/Counterstrike will only see the game coming from a single IP address.

In that case, on the second computer, you need to add a Port command to the shortcut.

Example: C:\Program Files\SIERRA\Half-Life\hl.exe" -port 27027

You'll need to use a different port for each additional computer, if you add more in the future.

I had the same problem where one system would log onto an internet game, and the second wouldn't connect. The Port specification fixed it.


10. RE: internet gaming with home network
Kenny85 Jul-18-01 10:18 PM
In response to message 9
Erhh... I have Counterstrike and I play via network internet sharing.
Counterstrike works good on the clients computer.
I have Sygate 3.0
But I've got another problem.
Counterstrike is working well, but other games, like 'Age of Empires' or 'GTA2' or 'Midtown Madness 2', are not working via Sygate(3) on the client and ofcourse ,internet on, on the server.
I have tried to change somethings in the apprule.cfg, but it didn't work, maybe because i don't understand what to do there.
I hope u can help.

11. RE: internet gaming with home network
Kenny85 Jul-18-01 10:30 PM
In response to message 10
Oh, here are some details about the
-Client for microsoft Networks
-Dail-up Adapter
-Realtek RTL8029 Ethernet Adapter
-TCP/IP -> Dail-Up Adapter
-TCP/IP -> Realtek RTL8029 Ethernet Adapter
-File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
Im using Sygate 3.0

14. RE: internet gaming with home network
aTal Aug-15-01 09:23 PM
In response to message 0
Well,i play Counter-strike on internet with two computers(LAN) and one ip adress.I use Sygate 3.11.But i can not play AOE,Red alert and generally all Westwood games.Hope you solve your problem.

15. RE: internet gaming with home network
Kenny85 Aug-16-01 10:07 PM
In response to message 14
Yup, I solved mine (for about 31 days)
I downloaded Sygate 4. And now I can play everything I want even AOE. So download Sygate 4 and ehhh it's shareware, if you want the fullware u must register or .........

16. RE: internet gaming with home network
aTal Aug-17-01 10:35 PM
In response to message 0
Hi.I' ve downloaded Sygate 4 and i still can' t play AOE with both my computers.I have only one ip adress.Do you know if i must do a manually configuration to Sygate? Both comps,server and client work on Counter strike and on downloads with Sygate's standard settings.Thanks.

17. RE: internet gaming with home network
Kenny85 Aug-19-01 08:46 PM
In response to message 16
1 IP adres?
U mean:
Computer1 has
computer2 has

If this is what u mean ur whole network pbb wont work. Have you ever tried to acces computer2 from computer1 by 'Network neighborhood' ?

18. RE: internet gaming with home network
aTal Aug-20-01 00:20 AM
In response to message 17
Yes,my network neighborhood works.E.g
Computer1 has
computer2 has
But i have one ip adress ON internet.The computer that has the modem, has the internet ip adress.I can play Counter strike with both comps on line.But i can't play AOE (with them both).Do you have one internet ip and sygate 4 and play on line simultaneous?If you do,what settings you have done to Sygate?Thanks.

19. RE: internet gaming with home network
Kenny85 Aug-24-01 01:39 PM
In response to message 18
Well when I installed Sygate 4, I didn't have to do anything, just installed it and it was ready to go. I only have one internet IP. I really dont know how ur problem can be solved. Im sorry.

20. RE: internet gaming with home network
lbyard Aug-25-01 08:15 PM
In response to message 19
You may have to “punch a hole” (configure a TCP port number: http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers) through Sygate for the game to work on a client or setup a Sygate app rule (there are posts in this forum on that—search with the Site Search in the left menu). The game documentation or Sygate’s web site may have more info. Larry

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