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Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Aahz, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. Aahz

    Aahz Peasant

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    Has anyone used this? I was testing it to see how well it would work for checking the boards on my laptop while I was playing Diablo on another machine. Everything seems to work great with the software except I can't connect to BattleNet with it. Any ideas?

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  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    With any kind of routing it usually implements something like IP masquerading or Network Address Translation (NAT) that can tweak with some internet services. Everything browser based works fine, but gaming services, dedicated servers, etc, get all jacked. It's because your computer doesn't have its own IP number. The router is using the real world IP and taking care of requests from the dummy IPs. If the router has control over opening certain port numbers or setting up a hosting mode on one of the dummy IPs then you can get around this. But you may still experience some problems. The best (not necessarily cheap) solution is to get multiple static (real world) IPs from your ISP. [​IMG]

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