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    Default Networking - How to host

    Collating all the posts on how to setup a router for hosting as well as other bits.

    Assumptions:
    Local Subnet: 192.168.0.x
    if your router uses a different subnet e.g. 192.168.1.x or 10.0.0.x replace the first three octets in the examples below.

    Router IP: 192.168.0.1
    Client/IL2 PC: 192.168.0.2

    Steps:
    1) Setup a static IP for your flying PC
    2) Set Port 21000 (Port forwarding) to your Static IP

    Step 1) To setup a Static IP address

    Most routers will have DHCP set as default, so when you plug a device into it, it sends out an IP address to that device.

    To get port forwarding to work, you need a static IP to send the packets to.

    You need to look at your network connections on your PC.

    Windows Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Network Connections

    This should show you the Local Area Connection in the list of connections.

    Right click the Local Area connection and select Properties.

    This will open the Connection Properties dialog box. In the dropdown list, select Internet Protocl TCP/IP. Highlight it and click properties.

    You should be presented with a window that has two radio buttons one that says "Obtain IP address Automatically".

    You want to put the first to "Use the following IP Address". (This will also change the second one below it)

    Enter the following under the first set of boxes:
    IP Address: 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

    Enter the following under the second set:
    Preferred DNS Server: 192.168.0.1

    Then click ok.

    Your PC should now have a static IP of 192.168.0.2

    Step 2) Set Port 21000 (Port forwarding) to your Static IP

    Different Routers have different ways to do this. Some you just have to setup Port Forwarding, others you have to set a specific service for the firewall to do this.

    Go Here and see if your router is listed.

    Select your router, then IL2 in the apps list and follow the instructions. Use the IP address you used in Step 1) above.

    Download UDP Test Tool

    You can test Port forwarding is working by putting your WAN/Internet IP in the remote IP address, with Port 21000. Bind your local IP 192.168.0.1 and Port 21000 and click send.
    Keets.

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    Default Re: Networking - How to host

    Cheers Keets.

    I have to bite the bullet finally and get a wireless router for the kid's laptop, and the Wii. This is an excellent starter for ten (.0.0.0)

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    I am sure Keets will agree, with this .... go for Netgear stuff
    Keets and Brigs helped me to learn the basics and got me going, and my netgear wireless router serves my PC wired, and the Xbox360 and Wifes lappie wireless and I have never had a problem, superb wireless kit

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    i can,t get any further than the part where it say,s open an internet browser and type in the ip addy ,i don't get the box it says i should , any ideas keets ?
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    Default Re: Networking - How to host

    Have you got a router Alan or just a modem?
    If you have a router, what make?
    Netgear use 192.168.0.1
    Linksys use 192.168.1.1
    Try either of those to get to the router admin pages.

    If you get to the admin pages using 192.168.1.1

    Then set a static ip on your network card 192.168.1.2 ,it needn't be this IP, it just needs to be the IP that you have used to port forward, using instructions in Step 2 above. For this example we're using 192.168.1.2
    Last edited by EAF92_Brigstock; 2007-04-08 at 19:33.
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    hi brigs , it's a bt voyager 2110 router
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    Here you are Alan

    Full instructions for the 2110 and IL2

    http://www.portforward.com/english/r...r2110/IL-2.htm

    When it comes to setting up the port forward don't forget to put in the internal host IP 192.168.1.2

    Then

    Set up your PC with a static IP of 192.168.1.2, subnet 255.255.255.0, Gateway 192.168.1.1 and a DNS entry of 192.168.1.1
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    ok i think i've got it , just need to test it in hl
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    buggers , it's not working i hate put ers
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    Turn off Windows firewall
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