Why doesnt this work...

PixelTribe

Diabloii.Net Member
Why doesnt this work...

Me and my brother both want to play on battle.net USwest... we both have legal cd-keys that are different all four of them... when i try to connect it wasy unable to connect and tells me to check my connection but i know im connected because im right here typing this... does anyone know how i can fix i would really appreciate it.

thankyou
 

Sharaz

Diabloii.Net Member
not unless you paid a WHOLE lot of money for it... and then configured it that way yourself. even cisco IOS does not block outbound unless you set an access_list to do so.

in order to trouble shoot this, we need to know more about your home network setup. ip scheme, firewall/router type and setup, etc etc. unless you changed something, or have something grossly mis-configured, most home network firewall/routers should work the way you need it right out of the box.
 

SuggestiveName

Diabloii.Net Member
Sharaz said:
not unless you paid a WHOLE lot of money for it... and then configured it that way yourself. even cisco IOS does not block outbound unless you set an access_list to do so.

in order to trouble shoot this, we need to know more about your home network setup. ip scheme, firewall/router type and setup, etc etc. unless you changed something, or have something grossly mis-configured, most home network firewall/routers should work the way you need it right out of the box.
No. Many firewall programs auto-block any program that tries to talk outbound at all. Most of the time you need to approve a program on the list in the config, depending on the firewall program it might ask to approve/disapprove program X for access.

But you are right, I should have been more clear, it's not the outbound port that is probably, more likely it is blocking of programs that are trying to access outbound (and inbound) connections.
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
twoflower said:
do you try to conect whit 2 computers over the same ip ? not sure if taht works...
I'm doing this all the time. Routers capable of doing NAT (i.e. all routers not older than 5-10 years) support outgoing requests to the same port from multiple computers at the same time. To make it work the other way around (for TCP/IP games, for example), you need to configure port forwarding properly, so the router knows which computer to forward the request to if somebody from the outside connects to your IP address in the internet at port X. Even my el-cheapo router at home supports both.

There are two types of firewalls: IP firewalls and personal firewalls. An IP firewall is normally part of a gateway (your router plus the router at the ISP are a gateway, although routers with full firewall capabilities are more expensive) and affects all network traffic to, from or through it while a personal firewall is meant to allow or disallow applications to connection request connections or accept requests for a certain computer only.

Any firewall worth its name can block or allow connection requests, both from the outside to the inside or the other way around, depending on the foreign IP address and the port of the foreign or local host. Normally all requests from the outside are blocked (except you are running software that is meant to be accessed from the internet, like a web server, or if your comp is the server for a tcp/ip game... se also port forwarding above) and only certain outgoing requests are allowed (like connecting to anywhere via port 80, else your web browser won't work).

You can try "telnet host 4000" (with host to be replaced by the ip address of the bnet server) via Start->Execute. If you get get a message like "connection refused" or a timeout error, port 4000 is blocked by some firewall, either for telnet or for any outgoing connection request. If you get a message "connection closed by foreign host", it works (it means that a connection has been established, but as telnet isn't the Diablo game, the appropriate data isn't sent by it and sooner or later the bnet server will close the connection).

I'm quite sure it's a firewall issue or you started the game with the -skiptobnet option and the current patch is to be downloaded. In the latter case, the usual animation (Diablo holds a bulb which slowly fills with a red liquid) isn't shown, so you might not have waited long enough for the patch to download.
 

druliusCleaver

Diabloii.Net Member
PixelTribe said:
Me and my brother both want to play on battle.net USwest... we both have legal cd-keys that are different all four of them... when i try to connect it wasy unable to connect and tells me to check my connection but i know im connected because im right here typing this... does anyone know how i can fix i would really appreciate it.

thankyou
Does your brother have a different machine? Can he get on? Are you both behind the same router?

In winXp the XPfirewall blocks everything automatically, you must manually go into it's controls and specifically allow applications (dII) to make and use internet connections.
 
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