any program to open port 6112 for warcraft?

applecrag

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hello everyone this is my first time posting a question. i probably have the same problem as many of you when coming to host games on warcraft TFT on my ibook. nobody can seem to join my games. i am using a zyxel prestige 623-41 modem/router w/ a DSL connection. for some reason when i go to portforward.com and follow the instructions to configure my modem myself, i get a "safari cant find server" error when i type in 192.168.1.1. i was just wondering if there are any programs that can make warcraft 3 battle.net hosting easier or fix this problem. or if anyone has any advice i would appreciate it. thanks.
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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Try going into System Preferences and then Sharing to take a look at your firewall settings are...
 

applecrag

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i looked at my firewall settings and i opened up 6112 the way blizzard said on their website...still no results when trying to host games. thanks everyone.
 

jsw

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Sounds like your Mac firewall is set up fine, but your router isn't properly set up to forward port 6112 to your Mac. It also sounds like your router isn't set up as 192.168.1.1 by default, else your Mac would find it. If you got the router through your ISP, I'd call them for help.
 

applecrag

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thanks jsw...ill call them tommorow to try and settle things. thanks everyone else.
 

applecrag

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neither of those addresses above worked. it irks me that the ISP would change the default address. oh well...i guess they have a reason. thanks for the help though. :)
 

jsw

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According to here, the default addresses are typically 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.2.

Does the second one work?
 

jsw

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FWIW, my brother had horrible problems with a modem he'd gotten from his DSL provider - turns out the provider had clamped down seriously on what the router would let through and didn't make it easy to change it. After much complaining, he ended up with a newer router (or router/modem - I think the DSL modem and the router were one and the same). However, it's not unheard of for ISPs to make it difficult to do much more than surf.
 

applecrag

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nope neither of those addresses work either. gosh thats so annoying trying to host a game and nobody can join. ill have to ask the ISP about what they have done. thanks for all the help though and going out of your way to help.
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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applecrag said:
nope neither of those addresses work either. gosh thats so annoying trying to host a game and nobody can join. ill have to ask the ISP about what they have done. thanks for all the help though and going out of your way to help.
No problem whatsoever - I only wish we would have been able to get it to work for you. I hate knowing that there's someone wanting to 'Craft it up but still sitting there, unable to do so....
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Ask yourself these questions:

Is my computer/broadband REALLY fast enough to host a buncha people playing a game on/through it?

Maybe no one connected because the ping is super low?


Just wanted to throw that out there..
 

live4ever

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Aug 13, 2003
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Go to System Prefs>Network to find the router IP (it should show up there), if not what's the exact router (brand, model, etc.) you have.
 

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