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27-Oct-2011, 09:17 AM #1
Online gaming connection problem
Currently I am living in University halls, this means my internet connection is connected to a huge area network. I quite enjoy doing some online gaming if I am not with friends or not working or whatever, it's a good way for me to relax. However, in my university contract it does state that you "should" be able to connect to multi player games. However, on every game I have tested it does not work, accept for Valve games on steam. So, Counter Strike Source and Day of defeat source both work. COD4 from a normal CD does not, but also from steam does not. So I am assuming it's something about the ports that the games are running off and the university is blocking.

Does anybody have a solution for this ? A friend suggested I try using a ports canner and then change the ports around ?

If that's a good suggestion, could anyone recommend a good user friendly port scanner ?

Kind Regards, Cripp0
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27-Oct-2011, 10:09 PM #2
We don't assist in circumventing the network policies of the school. You would want to check with the university that the ports for those games are beingi blocked. Most universities that I know of do block gaming traffic to prevent overutilization.
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28-Oct-2011, 08:21 AM #3
Perhaps u didn't get to play there! .. In another try
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05-Nov-2011, 12:26 AM #4
Talk to your schools Network Administrator.
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