cant not join my own server :SERVER CONNECTION ERROR

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  1. Adrianstealth

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    i have no problem creating it etc,

    i press multiplayer and go into the server page and can see my own server there but when i try it says " SERVER CONNECTION ERROR "

    It's on the list (multiplayer) but no one can join

    ....any ideas ?
     
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    I had the same problem and my issues was port forwarding. I've got a post started somewhere here which should help.

    Can't find it now as I'm on my phone :)
     
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    Nick -thanks for the reply, I took a look at the thread and I find it very confusing,

    I'm on windows 7 so didn't think there would be a problem, I have no idea of where to find an IP address

    Sorry if I sound thick lol

    Is there a very simple guide ( if this is a problem that is ) ??
     
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    I am happy to help you tomorrow. In the meantime what make and model is your router?

    Can you try to connect to your server when you've clicked the Local connection button?
     
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    If you make your own room on local PC you must click the LAN button yes.
     
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    nick / durge

    thanks -sorted it, yes i didnt select the lan button option to join my own server that sorted it cheers

    i assume other people can join my server throught the internet ?
     
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    Sadly not but as I said you'll need to forward your ports. I'll help, what's your router model and make?
     
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    Nick

    Cheers -my modem is from virgin media , the hub (wireless sender thing ) is a d-link model DIR-615

    ....is this enough info?
     
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    Cheers mate. I'll try see what I can find, give me an hour or so
     
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    brill ! (-:
     
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    In the meantime can you tell me if you're able to login to the router admin page?
     
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    Ok, here goes - http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dlink/DIR-615/rFactor.htm

    Now I must be honest and admit that it doesn't look fun, or easy, but you need to do it lol.

    Once you get your head around it it's pretty easy :) You will also need to forward 54297 and 54347.

    If you need help then download a program called TeamViewer and I can remote control your desktop :)

    Let me know.
     
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    Hiya nick

    Cheers for all the help, 1st time ive ever had to fiddle with opening ports

    I did it on another pc in my house hope that's ok, ( IP address is same? )

    I'll do it on rf2 pc if need be,

    I take it I still have to join my own server with the LAN button highlighted,

    How will I know if it's working? Suppose I'll just have to leave it on see if anyone else joins?
     
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    Telling us the name of your server might help. ;)
     
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    Haha yeah I'd agree with MJP and Durge, we need the name of your server to try and connect. The other way to test it is if you can join with WITHOUT having to click on the Local Connection button :)
     
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    try enable DMZ on your rooter. port foward does not work for us
     
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    I did but she didn't like it much ;) ;) ;) Sorry Michael, couldn't help myself :)
     
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    Ok I think my problem is I'm using dynamic ip address,

    Virgin media dosnt give out static ones to use ( so I've read on their forum )

    Is there a way of hosting whilst in dynamic ip mode ? ( or am I on the wrong track here ? )
     

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