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Networking Links, Guides, Information & FAQ's - 12-08-2002 until 01-07-2020 | posts: 6,827 | Location: UK

I hope this thread will help you gain a higher level of understanding so that you can solve your own problems, or construct complete questions for others to answer without having to ask for more info.

Lets start:

Make them as complete as possible. Things to include:
- Nature of the problem i.e. no comps on network.
- Your Setup: Router, Win ICS, Hardware, Protocols used, Type of network, any other useful things you know.
- When it happened, have you changed anything.
- Read up on back ground info, or have a small understanding. This is not essential, but it helps you help yourself.

Before you post
Read FAQ's located in the links below.
Use the search feature. You can find previous threads that have the answers you are looking for.

Very very useful links

Port Magic - Automatic detection and configuration of major brand SOHO routers including, SMC, Linksys, Microsoft, Netgear and D-link. (Cheers to Vyrticl for the heads up)
Internet Sharing. The howto of howto's on internet sharing.
Router info
Port Listings
LAN setup
Network Cableing - What is a crossover cable etc
Broadband Utils + Info. Includes Reg tweaks.
Wireless Articles
Network News
Network Security News
Half-Life Server setup behind routers, firewalls, etc - Very comprehensive.

Users Tips:
- Port forwarding and firewall setting problems with a linksys router solved by downgrading from firmware 1.42.7 to 1.40

End Note
I would like to make many of these links into articles here. I just do not have the time to do so. If anyone would like to help make some guides or more comprehensive F.A.Qs then it would be appreciated.

Extra Tips

Linksys support
Linksys Product Support

Server Hosting Behind a Router - Thx to synaps for this one
This is in relation to CS, however changing the ports to suit other games will make this method more general.

1-Upgrade your Firmware
2-Disable DHCP ( if you haven't done that allready )
3-If you just did " 2 " assign your Server and Clients IP's
4-Foward the following ports **UDP** to your Server ( 6003, 7002, 27010, 27015, 27025, 27016, 27006, 27005 )
5-if DMZ is assign to Server IP, Must remove **DMZ**
6-Dont go try the server right Away.. Shut down your Pc's wait till evrything is off and then restart them. ( For some reason the Router likes that )

Before entering the forum .. some rules and guidelines
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Before entering the forum .. some rules and guidelines - 06-21-2002 until 07-22-2049 | posts: 29,510 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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