MBP Firewall??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happydudeca, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. happydudeca macrumors member

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    #1
    I can't seem to get any servers to show up in Quake 4/Doom 3/COD 2 so I contacted Aspyr. They said this:

    Ugh, I didn't know my MBP had a firewall. Could this be related to my router, which is connected to a Dell???
     
  2. Helfeather macrumors member

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  3. Roric macrumors regular

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    Most routers have a built in firewall, that uses NAT (Network Address Translation). Go to System Preferences -> Network. See what your IP address is. If it starts with 192.168 or 10.something, then you are definately using a router with NAT.

    If this is the case, you will need to check your router's documentation about forwarding the specified ports to your Mac. This will probably require you setting a static IP on the Mac so that is continues to work after you reboot.
     

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