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SmashNBash
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posted 07-12-07 12:12 PM EDT (US)         
I happen to know the solution to the most common problem among AoE3 players: Not being able to join games. So rejoice! *Note to mods, leave this here since most people don't bother to go to tech help. And Please Sticky

There are 10 easy steps to remedy this problem if you have a router. For the purposes of this tutorial, I will be using my WRT54. If it helps there are pictures you can use for each step. If any trouble, ask, and I will be more than happy to answer it

Most of you will be having a Linksys WRT54 router. Here is the fix to that.***NOTE, THAT ALL OTHER COMPUTERS ON THE NETWORK MUST BE OFF, TO AVOID IP CONFLICTS. If you do have problems, give the the situation and all possible details you can give me to better help you out. "It won't work" won't help me or you at all!
Steps
1. Open Network Connections. (Some of you may have to access it from the Control Panel. Now right click whatever connection it is you are using and select "Status". On the Window that opens up, select the "Support" Tab. Remember the number next to Default Gateway.Picture of this Step

2. Open up Internet Explorer and type in the number next to Default Gateway into the address bar.Picture of this Step


3. A box will open up asking for an account Name and Password. For the account name, press space once, then for the password type in admin (assuming you have never seen this screen before, or have changed the password)Picture of this Step***NOTE, IF YOU CAN'T ACCESS THIS, ASK WHOEVER SET UP THE ROUTER


4. Now, make it look like this: 2300 to 2300 TCP, and 2300 to 2310 UDP. Picture of this Step***NOTE, DON'T WORRY ABOUT PORT 80!!! JUST 2300,2300-2310.


5. Now, for each of the boxes at the end that say 192.168.*.___ where * is the number in your default gateway. In that box, type in “101” and Check the enable box for all 3. Picture of this Step


6. Click Save on the bottom of the page. Then click OK on the next page.

7. Back to the Network Connections. Open the Status box again (Refer to step 1)and leave it open, since you will be utilizing it shortly. Now Right Click the connection again, and Click on Properties. You should have a window with a list of things with a box to Check. Click on Internet Control (IP/TCP) and then Click on Properties. Picture of this Step Part 2 of this Step


8. Now in that Status box, Click on Details. In that window, you want to look at the 2 numbers next to “DNS Servers”. Leave this window open, we will come back to it. Now, back to the Internet Control Properties page. In the “IP Address” box, we will type in the number next to your Default Gateway (the 192.*.*), but this time, instead of just one digit for the last part, we will use “192.168.*.101”.Picture of this Step


9. Now, the “Subnet Mask” should fill itself in, but if not, you will have to refer to the Details part of the Status Window. Now, Under DNS Servers, you will put in those number aforementioned in Step 7.Picture of this Step


10. Now, click OK on all the Windows of the Properties, Click close in the Status Window, start up AoE3 and enjoy!


Now, for all those who run on modems, you will have to turn off all firewalls. Your McAffe, Norton, and of course, the infamous Windows Firewall. Take Windows Defender into account if you have it too.

Now good luck, and may all your games be joined!

Lolocausts are fun.

[This message has been edited by smashnbash (edited 07-13-2007 @ 10:12 AM).]

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SmashNBash
Skirmisher
posted 07-13-07 09:13 AM EDT (US)     26 / 33       
it is normal to temporarily loose internet access. has anyone had any success with this??? looks like i need to rewrite it...

Lolocausts are fun.
DARTHMULLET
Skirmisher
posted 07-15-07 02:21 PM EDT (US)     27 / 33       
i havent been able to connect to a lot of people on ESO.
i tried this once,twice,three times.. i ahev all steps done,and saved so when i try again-- they are still there.
but still no connecting to a LOT of games-- and onw user in particluar who's in my clan.
i dont know why-- i did all that you suggested.
if u need info,tell me waht in particular-- any ideas on another way to make it work?

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schildpad
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posted 07-15-07 03:01 PM EDT (US)     28 / 33       
@darth, again:
1. which router do you have, the same?
2. did you try enabling upnp?
3. did you try portforward.com?


@bash,
That can be anything. From sucky isp to cpu of your router that isnt fast enough. (got personal experience with that one). What happens exactly. How long do you lose connection, if it is 10 secs or longer, if you minimize aoe3 can you then open a web page? Did you look in the log file of your router, there should disconnects be logged in. Also are you wireless or wired connected? And you can try a firmware update of your router.

@mentork:
***NOTE, IF YOU CAN'T ACCESS THIS, ASK WHOEVER SET UP THE ROUTER

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DARTHMULLET
Skirmisher
posted 07-15-07 04:43 PM EDT (US)     29 / 33       
i have the same as the thread author.
i tried enabling both otehr options-- under the routersetting page. (DMZ, and QoS)
does the otehr port page do anything?

i am the officer of moral in the SOldiers of Christ ESO branch
www.teamsoc.net
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we are a christian online gaming community w/ over 500 members! we haev branches in halo, guild wars, World of Warcraft,Counter-Strike,and Age of Empires 3.
go to our forums for instructions on how to join-- you do not need to be a christian, just do not use foul language, and be active.
DARTHMULLET
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posted 07-18-07 04:05 PM EDT (US)     30 / 33       
anyone?
i am very annoyed by this- i have done everythng in this guide, i have done everything ES_Paragon said too,i have port forwarded,i have done everything-- nothing works.

i am the officer of moral in the SOldiers of Christ ESO branch
www.teamsoc.net
z3.invisionfree.com/teamsoc

we are a christian online gaming community w/ over 500 members! we haev branches in halo, guild wars, World of Warcraft,Counter-Strike,and Age of Empires 3.
go to our forums for instructions on how to join-- you do not need to be a christian, just do not use foul language, and be active.
Lord_Jason
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posted 07-18-07 04:06 PM EDT (US)     31 / 33       
how did u manage to double post...

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SmashNBash
Skirmisher
posted 07-18-07 04:12 PM EDT (US)     32 / 33       
I would most definitely do an update. Chances are you need the update. I would call up Linksys and have them guide you through the update process if you cant do it yourself.

Lolocausts are fun.
schildpad
Skirmisher
posted 07-19-07 04:01 AM EDT (US)     33 / 33       
@jason, there are 3 days between his posts....

Which firewall do you use, and does it allow aoe3?


EDIT:
Most of you will be having a Linksys WRT54 router
Let me guess smash, you are american?

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[This message has been edited by schildpad (edited 07-19-2007 @ 04:05 AM).]

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