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DaShi
27-12-2001, 06:08:48
My friend and I want to play BGII on multiplayer, but we know nothing about this. He's on a university network and I use AOL :(. We are trying to play using TCP/IP with him as the host. He gave me two IP addresses: client and server. But I can't connect to either. Is there something that we're missing? :confused:

Shining1
27-12-2001, 06:28:32
Logging onto a uni network from outside can be extremely difficult. They usually have inconvient firewalls that prevent you setting up a server from inside them.

The other thing is to make sure that he was sending you the global IP, not the network one that he has (probably something of the order of 192.168.1.xxx). That ono obviously won't help you at all:).

But trying to connect to a uni server from outside is not something I would recommend.

DaShi
27-12-2001, 06:39:59
Thanks. I think that he has AOL too, but we don't know how to find our IP numbers from it.

Shining1
27-12-2001, 06:42:36
If you're logged on now (well duh:)), then type winipcfg into the run command line of the start menu. It runs the windows program winipcfg, which, you guessed it, tells you your IP.

DaShi
27-12-2001, 06:48:51
Thanks. We'll give it another go tomorrow.