Using a Router

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0Hatman0

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I'm using a router to connect to the Internet, and It connects 3 computers to it. when I host a game room or server, players don't join because i'm using Internet connection sharing. Otherwise when i'm using a stand alone connection from my modem players can join. Is there a way that I can use my router to host a game room or server? Is it something to do with ports?
 

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You need to forward ports through the router to the machine that you want to host a game on. I'd visit the site for the game to find more details on the ports that need to be enabled.
 
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In addition to forwarding ports to your computer's IP address, you should probably statically enter that address on the computer as well. Otherwise if the computer's IP changes, then the game won't work for those trying to connect.

You need to set the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS IP addresses. Try and pick something outside the range of what your router is currently assigning.
 

0Hatman0

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Wow I've learnt alot! Okay I've made my ip address static and I'm able to do online stuff. All I have to do is forward my ports so I can use my comp as a server. I'm supposed to connect to this address to configure my Thomson Speedtouch router http://10.0.0.138/ but an error message comes up "page cannot be displayed" I have used different browsers like aol, but no luck. I've read everything in the manual and it should work. Other people can connect to it and some can't.
 
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What is a 10.0.0.138? Typically that is not a router's IP address.

Since you were able to statically enter your IP information, normally the router's IP is the same as the gateway's IP. You might try using that instead.
 
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