OK so for any IP beginner who hasnt really got a scooby the means.......Mistral wrote:I wrote it in the other thread and ill write it here again ...
IF your server is running on another machine in your LAN ... Add the external address as second ip to the server and add a static host route to this machine to your TMN-Game-Machine and it will work...
you need some knowledge about routing and IP, but this issue is easy to solve.
On the server..
Goto control panel - network connections - local area connection - properties
select internet protocol and click properties
ensure it says use following ip address and complete the boxes eg 192.168.1.20 - 255.255.255.0- 192.168.1.1
under IPaddess click add and enter your external ip address (this can be found on your router under connection
status) eg 18.104.22.168 - 255.255.255.0 hopefully you will have a static IP address... otherwise
you will have to do this each time you start reboot your router and adjust for your new IP.
click apply ok ok ok etc
On the Game Machine
goto Start - Run
Type: route print
Adjusting for your connections type
route add 22.214.171.124 mask 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.20 IF 2 -p
where 126.96.36.199 is your external IP
192.168.1.20 is the local IP of your server machine
2 is the interface ID of the LAN as its listed from print route
-p makes this change permanent until deleted using route delete 188.8.131.52 otherwise it will be
lost when you reboot
Now that should work and you should connect in perfectly.
That took me 2 minutes and just saved some people about 12 hours.......... It's always worth spelling things out if your answering posts even if you think its easy and know what your talking about.