SOLVED "server connection failed"

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  1. TIG_green

    TIG_green Registered

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    I used to host a server many times before the port change. So why doesn't it work now. rf2.exe and rf2 dedicated allowed in my anti-virus program too.

    Sorry if this is wrong forum but I didn't get any attention in technical section.
     
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  2. TIG_green

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    can't understand why it's so hard to get an answer to this simple question :(
     
  3. mauserrifle

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    Hey Tig,

    See you have problems :( Is your computer IP still x.x.x.15?
     
  4. TIG_green

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    yea, still the same.
     
  5. Racefreak1976

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    Simple question? I don't even understand what this screenshot is showing. ;)
     
  6. TIG_green

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    Ports I have fowarded in my router. You have to do that to host, but for some reason with these ports fowarded I can't join my server.
     
  7. Lazza

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    You can't join your own server, or others can't join your server? Or both?
     
  8. kaptainkremmen

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    Looks the same as mine except I allow UDP on 64297 as well.


    Have you allowed it in windows firewall. New .exe will usually require a new rule.

    Do the ports listed in the multiplayer.ini match the ports you forwarded.
     
  9. Luc Devin

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    Hi

    I have a doubt about your IP
    192.168.100.15 the 100 bothers me.
    the 192.168.1.15 but I would be more logical
    Port 64297 and it seems to be in UDP
    checked
     
  10. TIG_green

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    I checked my IP and it was wrong for some reason. Changed that and added also UDP to port 64297.

    Still doesn't work.

    I have ports 54297 and 64297 in multiplayer.ini
     
  11. miltec

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    I'm having exactly the same issue, RF1 is still hosted and working fine.
    Posts forwarded to RF2 but can only join internally, there must be a trigger port of something?
     
  12. TIG_green

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    both I guess... I mean I think if you can't join yourself then nobody else can either.

    Where should I get my IP?... I used "what's my IP" search and used the IP I got there. I have Norton anti-virus atm, it's more complicated than F-Secure that I had before (don't have WIN 8 version yet). I have allowed both dedicated server and rf2.exe but not sure if I did it right and if something is still blocking connections (too damn many options in Norton).
     
  13. maeschba

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    As far as I know, 192.168.x.x addresses are internal network addresses. They are used in your network. Your router has an official ip address assigned by your internet service provider. I haven't tried to set up a server so yet so I can't say more than 192.168.x.x addresses are not those I could use to find you from outside your local network. Or are you just trying to connect some machines in a local network?
     
  14. kaptainkremmen

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    Press and hold the Windows key and press 'R'. Type cmd and press enter (open a command prompt). Type ipconfig and press enter.
     
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    Thanks, sounds familiar :D

    It's long since I tried to host last time.
     
  16. Noel Hibbard

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    To join a server hosted on your own network you need to check the "Local Connection" button which is right under the join button. Otherwise it tries to connect using your public IP which gets you nowhere.
     
  17. TIG_green

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    Is this a new thing? Because previously I have always been able to join my own server without using this option.
     
  18. Noel Hibbard

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    Always been this way. Even in rF1. In rF1 you had to dig deeper for the LAN option. It is nice and handy in rF2. Just don't forget to turn it back off when you want to join someone else's server. :)
     
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    It sort of depends on you router a little too. It is possible for some routers to route back to your local server when you connect with the public IP. Most will not though.
     
  20. TIG_green

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    So I did this, but which one is the right option? (there's default, IPv4 and IPv6...)
     

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