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Online gaming connection problem

Discussion in 'Games' started by Cripp0, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. Cripp0

    Cripp0 Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2011
    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
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 26, 2002
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    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.
  3. Tom-US


    Oct 28, 2011
    Perhaps u didn't get to play there! ;) .. In another try
  4. iRiguez


    Nov 4, 2011
    Talk to your schools Network Administrator.
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