Airport Extreme Prohibits Online Game?

Zukum

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Feb 15, 2007
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When my macbook is connected straight to my modem, I can play Age of Empires over the internet.

But when I go through my airport extreme, I can't see friends and they can't see me. I can play with other computers in my house, but not outside on the internet. Any ideas?
 

pengu

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Diddily Daddily...
When my macbook is connected straight to my modem, I can play Age of Empires over the internet.

But when I go through my airport extreme, I can't see friends and they can't see me. I can play with other computers in my house, but not outside on the internet. Any ideas?

firewall.
 

Zukum

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Feb 15, 2007
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I believe it has to do with setting up "port forwarding". Does anybody know how to do this step by step for an airport extreme for Age Of Empires II?
 

russell.h

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Jul 2, 2007
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According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895864 Age of Empires 2 uses the following ports (see the link for an easier to read table:

Connection Ports for Client Configuration Ports for Host Configuration
Initial TCP Connection 47624 Outgoing 47624 Incoming
Subsequent TCP Incoming 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent TCP Outgoing 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent UDP Incoming 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent UDP Outgoing 2300-2400 2300-2400

You will need to enable NAT, and tell it to forward the ports in the "client configuration" (or host if you are hosting games) column to your computer. If you don't already use a static IP you should use the Airport's ability to assign an IP based on your MAC address to make sure your IP doesn't change. I would tell you exactly how to do all this but I'm not on my mac right now, and silly Apple didn't include a web based configurator.....
 

Zukum

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Feb 15, 2007
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According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895864 Age of Empires 2 uses the following ports (see the link for an easier to read table:

Connection Ports for Client Configuration Ports for Host Configuration
Initial TCP Connection 47624 Outgoing 47624 Incoming
Subsequent TCP Incoming 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent TCP Outgoing 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent UDP Incoming 2300-2400 2300-2400
Subsequent UDP Outgoing 2300-2400 2300-2400

You will need to enable NAT, and tell it to forward the ports in the "client configuration" (or host if you are hosting games) column to your computer. If you don't already use a static IP you should use the Airport's ability to assign an IP based on your MAC address to make sure your IP doesn't change. I would tell you exactly how to do all this but I'm not on my mac right now, and silly Apple didn't include a web based configurator.....
Thank you for the information. Do you know if this would only apply to "Microsoft Windows Firewalls" as the article states, or would it also apply to my Apple Airport Extreme?