Mech 4 Mercs Woes

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Gecko, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    Having problems with trying to connect with any multiplayer server. I can see them just fine but when I try to join I get a message window that says that 'Cannot connect to server. Either you are experiencing network problems or the server has vanished' I have disabled all the firewalls on my system to play but I still get this error. Anyone else having these problems or if you can connect could you please tell me what you did to be able to connect?
     
  2. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    hmm... Gecko, what mods and/or mech packs do you have for Mechwarrior 4?
     
  3. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    No mech packs, No mods And my buddy has all the mech packs and he has the same problem as I do.
     
  4. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    Ok and update..It seems that in order to play multiplayer I nned to open certain ports. Can anyone pls help me here on which ports I need to open?
     
  5. BOBbagels

    BOBbagels Guest

    Gecko,
    I had the same exact problem.
    Are you using a firewall by any chance?
    I use the XP Firewall (i know ,its a 1 way thing) and I am behind a router.
    Once I disabled the Firewall I was able to join servers. I dont know specifically what ports to forward so I disable the firewall totally when playing.
    The router is a great first line of defense.
     
  6. Gecko

    Gecko Guest

    The only firewall I have running is the one for Xp. But even when I disable it I still cannot connect. I also am behind a router SMC 7004 ABR. I know the ports I have to open in order to play but I am unsure how to configure the router properly. Does anyone know how to configure a SMC 7004 ABR router properly in order to play Mech 4 Mercs? And if you do please tell me. Thanks in advance.