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These instructions are written for a WIRED connection (where you have a cable connecting your PC to your router). It is possible to host using a WIRELESS connection by replacing "Local Area Connection" with "Wireless Network Connection" - but personally I wouldn't recommend it. There is a much increased likelihood of people experiencing blips/lag if the server host connects via Wireless.

Summary
    There are three main steps involved. Do these in order..

    1. FIXED IP
    2. PORT FORWARDING
    3. HOSTING A SERVER

    Please see screenshots in the 4th post for further clarification.

    Details to follow in the next 3 posts in this thread...


    Disclaimer
      Follow these instructions at your own risk! I've included a fall-back (see the bottom of the FIXED IP section) should a mistake be made.
      If you have any specific queries about the instructions, please post them in this thread & I'll consider revising the guide to answer/clarify if appropriate.
      I've posted this guide in the hope that it enables members to be self sufficient.
      Please don't PM me for help setting up individual servers because quite simply I don't have the time or inclination to do this!

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1. FIXED IP
    Why fix your IP?
      Port Forwarding involves asking your router to forward all STS traffic to a specific IP address. If you do not fix it, or configure your router so that it always grants the same IP address to your PC, a reboot of either PC or router can result your PC's IP address changing. If this happens you will not be able to host a server until you redo the Port Forwarding (the next post in this thread) to use the new IP address.

      Imagine your router is a postman, the STS traffic is a letter that needs to be delivered to you and the IP address is your house number. With a fixed IP address your house will always have the same number and the postman will know where to deliver.


    1.1 Find your current IP details and write them down
      a) Open a DOS command prompt...
      • XP: press [Start], select [Run...], type cmd <press enter>
      • Vista/Windows7: press [Start] and type cmd (in the Search programs and files box) <press enter>
      ...type ipconfig /all<press enter> into the (black) command window.

      b) Make a note of the following;
      * be sure to copy (from your ipconfig /all results) these EXACTLY as they show.
      Failure to do so may result in your PC losing connection with the router -until you reverse the steps by following the bottom section of this post *

      Under the heading "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection";
      • IP Address (something like 192.168.1.2)
      • Default Gateway (something like 192.168.1.1)
      • Subnet Mask (probably 255.255.255.0)
      • Dhcp enabled (yes or no). If this is "No" then skip to step 2 (PORT FORWARDING).

    1.2 (IF Dhcp enabled is "yes") Configure fixed IP
      a) Open Connection properties screen...
      • XP: press [Start], select Control Panel, [Network Connections], right-click on [Local Area Connection] and select [Properties]
      • Vista/Windows7: press [Start], select [Control Panel], [Network and Internet], [Network and Sharing Centre], [Local Area Connection] and select [Properties]

      b) Open the TCP/IP properties screen..
      • XP: select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and press Properties
      • Vista/Windows7: select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and press Properties

      c) Modify the TCP/IP properties..
      • Select the "Use the following IP address" radio button (this will deselect "Obtain an IP address automatically")
      • Enter details into the following fields...
        • IP address: add 50 to the IP address you wrote down in 1.1 (e.g. 192.168.1.52 if you had 192.168.1.2 written down)
        • Subnet mask: exactly same as you wrote down in 1.1 (e.g. 255.255.255.0)
        • Default gateway: exactly same as you wrote down in 1.1 (e.g. 192.168.1.1)
        • Preferred DNS Server: exactly the same as your Default Gateway (e.g. 192.168.1.1)
      • Press OK to change your IP
      • Press CLOSE to close the Connection Properties

After following all of the above steps you should now be fully prepared to progress to PORT FORWARDING.


If, for some reason, you want/need to reverse the above steps..
    Follow 1.2 up to the "c) Modify the TCP/IP properties bit" then
    • Select the "Obtain an IP address automatically" radio button (this will deselect "Use the following IP address")
    • Select the "Obtain DNS Server address automatically" radio button
    • Press OK to change back to a Dhcp (Dynamic) IP
    • Press CLOSE to close the Connection Properties

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2) PORT FORWARDING
    Summary
      Basically a router has two IP addresses;
      • An internal address that it uses when talking to the internal network (including your PC). Normally 192.168.1.1 or similar (see Default Gateway in step 1.1)
      • An external address that it uses when talking to the outside world (visit http://www.whatismyip.com/ or similar to find the current external address)

      When hosting a server, people connect to the external address of the router.
      The router receives these connections but doesn't know what to do with them (unless explicitly instructed).
      Port Forwarding involves telling the router;
      • (a) WHAT type of things (ports) it needs to forward and
      • (b) WHERE to forward them to.

    2.1 Portforwarding Details
      a) WHAT
      Turbo Sliders is configured to communicate using the following ports
      • TCP ports 6654 and 6655
      • UDP ports 6654 and 6655

      b) WHERE
        It needs to forward the Turbo Sliders related traffic to your PC IP address (see 1.2c if you changed your IP to something like 192.168.1.52. See 1.1b if you didn't need to change it.)

    2.2 Configuring your router
        a) Connecting to your router
        • Usually opening your web browser and visiting http://192.168.1.1 (or whatever your Default Gateway address was in step 1.1b) will open the Router Configuration utility.
        • Username/Password details should have been supplied with the router. Hopefully you changed them to something nice and secure (and memorable!)

        b) Configuring Port Forwarding?
          The only advice I can offer here it to visit http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm and try to find your router model (or if it isn't there, another router from the same manufacturer) to get an idea of where to look and what the screen looks like.

        c) Examples: I'll look to add a few sample screenshots from various routers at a later date.

        Belkin N1: From the Router Configuration menu, select Virtual Servers and add a row to the table as follows;
        • Enable: <Tick this>
        • Description: STS
        • Inbound Port: 6654 - 6655
        • Type: BOTH
        • Private IP address: 192.168.1.52 <or whatever your WHERE was in 2.1b>
        • Private Port: 6654 - 6655
          press the [APPLY CHANGES] button to finish.

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Sample screenshots

Taken from Windows 7 (both XP and Vista should look virtually the same)
    1.1b ipconfig /all
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    • Dhcp set to "No" therefore this is already a Fixed IP address.
    • Just make a note of the IP (192.168.2.2), Subnet Mask (255.255.255.0) and Default Gateway (192.168.2.1)
    • I use 192.168.2.2 because I've amended the DHCP range on my router- meaning the router won't try giving the same IP address to another device (e.g XBOX360, PS3, Wii, Laptop or even Blackberry). Unless you do likewise you should add a safe number (I suggested 50) to the final part of the IP

    1.2 TCP/IP
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    • The IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and Preferred DNS Server details (as per section 1.2 of this guide)

    2.2 Router Config
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    • Example from Belkin N1 Router
    • "Private IP address" is the WHERE (the PC-see 2.1b)
    • "Inbound Port" and "Type" are the WHAT (see 2.1a)
    • "Private Port" should be the same as "Inbound Port"

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Used this thread to configure a completely different server the other day and once again found it did the trick without me needing to ask anybody. Well worth checking this out if you are willing to follow easy-to-read step-by-step instructions and are keen to run a server.

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Just trying to set up running a server and im stuck on point 2.2b, if anybody can help it would be kindly appreciated

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EDIT: Never mind now guys found it

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hi guys im stuck with 2.2a i dont know my username and password for the router configuration

anyone know how i can find it out?

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lewriley1 wrote:
hi guys im stuck with 2.2a i dont know my username and password for the router configuration

anyone know how i can find it out?

I'm not 100% sure, but when I did this a couple of years ago, I think it was:

Username: admin
Password: admin

At least you can try. ;)

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lewriley1 wrote:
hi guys im stuck with 2.2a i dont know my username and password for the router configuration

anyone know how i can find it out?


Lew...normally depends on router and sometimes i.sp...

What make is your router?

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lewriley1 wrote:
hi guys im stuck with 2.2a i dont know my username and password for the router configuration

anyone know how i can find it out?


Try both fields left blank.

Try admin + admin.

Try admin + password.

Try just admin.

These are the usual defaults set. :thumb: http://portforward.com/ Find your router and click on default guide. One of the steps will tell you what the default username and password is.


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ok after a good hour me and tank failed to solve my dilemma, any help or a lended hand to guide me through this would be great. just a heads up my router is a D-Link DSL 2640R

thanks

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lewriley1 wrote:
ok after a good hour me and tank failed to solve my dilemma, any help or a lended hand to guide me through this would be great. just a heads up my router is a D-Link DSL 2640R

thanks


I use a D-Link router

Username: Admin
Password:

It is actually left blank Lew

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Hi Lads

AM getting really bored with not be able to run servers anymore and tried to set it bck up and followed the instructions on http://portforward.com/english/routers/ ... BTHomeHub2 and also turned of norton and put windows firewall on but yet still no success.

The router is a BT Home Hub 2.0 and NJ72

Please can someone help me

Catch me on facebook, msn or pm me

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