LinkSys Cable/DSL Router
|More and more people are adding
a Cable/DSL router to thier connection to 1) create a hardware firewall,
2) attach more than one PC to their high speed connection. The following
information explains how to work around certain gaming issues that arise
out of use of the new hardware. One issue being running a server and the
other running multiple PC's with Q3A to an outside server on the internet.
All of this information comes from folks who posted the results of their
work on alt.games.quake3. Thanks a lot folks! This page pertains to the
LinkSys Cable/DSL router 1 or 4 port model. Some of it may be applicable
to other routers such as the one made by Netgear. See additional info links
at the end.
Running A Server
Behind the Router
1) Set your PC to a static, Class C address (192.168.1.100, for example).
2) Set your router to the static IP address your ISP assigned to you. (check your reference)
3) Turn off the DHCP feature of the
router and use port forwarding for Port 27960 to the local
4) Set the default gateway to the isp IP address for the gateway.
5) set the DNS to point to your ISP's DNS.
6) Run the server.
Another issue was that the server did not show up in Gamespy even when entered in Unbound. The users instead entered the server ip in-game and were able to connect.
PC's Behind the Router to an External Server
Put the following line in the config.cfg file for Quake in the second computer:
SET CLIENTPORT 2790x
For example set the x to a 2 (27902)
From there everything works fine. The clientport defaults to 27901, so you need to change it on every other computer on your router.
Note: One of the articles below lists the setting as NET_PORT . Try both and see what happens.
Practically Networked Router
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