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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 3:28 PM

3600HGV will not forward ports for Steam or Battlefield 2!

Manufacturer     2Wire, Inc.
Model     3600HGV
Hardware Version     2700-100727-008
Software Version     6.3.7.42-plus.tm
DSL Modem     3.73 SW:9_158_16_100526

 

I've tried everything to make this RG forward ports - it refuses to open the following ports for BF2 and Steam:

 

            UDP     1500-4999
    
            UDP     16567
    
            UDP     27900
    
            UDP     29900
    
            TCP     4711
    
            TCP     27901
    
            TCP     28910
    
            TCP     29900
    
            TCP     299
    
    
            UDP     27000-27015
    
            UDP     27015-27030
    
            TCP     27014-27050
    
            TCP     27015
    
            UDP     3478
    
            UDP     4379
    
            UDP     4380

 

 

I've used UV Realtime and Nmap (Zenmap GUI) to confirm whether the ports are opened or not. Just doesn't do it! I was able as a last resort to get eMule to run it's port test (UDP/TCP) and connect to an external site during it's Wizard - odd!

 

I'm ready to return this RG to AT&T - clearly the firmware is in error here or some convoluted configuration. I had a 3800HGV RG at another location and it worked fine - I didn't even need to forward ports! 

 

I've tried connecting hard-wired via a single static IP and DHCP for the PC/laptop that I'm trying to port forward. After some intense debugging, it's not my Apple gear, not Steam but it's that piece of junk 2Wire (now Pace, great!) 3600HGV.

 

Any suggestions?

 

-chromaburst

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

I disagree. How does this explain the other multiplayer games or applications not functioning?

 

-chromaburst

todarling

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55 Messages

11 years ago

I play using steam with no ports forwared and have no problems. I would just put the xbox in the dmz and forward the ports to the computer you plan on playing the game on. I assume you do know that you can only forward a specific port to one device. You cannot forward the same port to more than one device.

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

todarling:

 

1) Openning all ports may be fine for an Xbox in the DMZplus mode but not for a PC. Valve specifically mentions "Steam does not support gameplay on machines operating in a network DMZ. You must remove your machine from the DMZ in order to play through Steam". "Support" may mean game play problems however(?)

 

2) I am aware of port forwarding for only a specific device.

 

-chromaburst

 

 

SomeJoe7777

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9.4K Messages

11 years ago

OK, let's clarify.  Are you only trying to PLAY the two games in question (BF2 & Steam/Valve games)?  You're not attempting to run a game SERVER where other people join to your server, correct?

 

Teacher

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16 Messages

11 years ago

My two test cases are trying to connect to the Steam network via the Steam client and the EA BF2 network via the BF2 game lobby. I want to connect and play the 140 or so games I have on Steam - so I'm somewhat annoyed even though I have digital copies, I can't validate on the Steam network because I can't seem to open the correct ports. As I previously mentioned at a different physical location (different house) with the same PC hardware but different  VDSL modem (HGV3800), I didn't need to forward ports or do anything special like put the gateway into a bridge mode with a router behind it.

 

I'm not attempting to run a server. I don't have any confidence that ports are being forwarded. I'm using the HGV3600's "static" DHCP address as required. My gateway has an IP of 192.168.0.5 / 255.255.255.0.

 

-chromaburst

 

 

SomeJoe7777

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9.4K Messages

11 years ago

OK, if you are only playing the games and not running a game server, then you do not need to manually open ANY ports on the 2Wire unit. The 2Wire unit will allow all communication that is initiated from inside your own network without any special configuration.

I would perform a factory reset of your 2Wire gateway. Go to the following web page on the gateway:

http://192.168.0.254/xslt?PAGE=C_5_7

Use the button at the bottom to do a "Reset to Factory Default State". Note that this will erase all firewall and wireless settings, so if you have anything special that's not related to gaming, you need to write it down so you can put it back in later.

After this, wait for the 2Wire to come back up and reestablish an Internet connection, then reboot your PC so that it gets a new IP address from the default DHCP range. After that, try to log on to the Steam network.
SomeJoe7777

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9.4K Messages

11 years ago

Yeah, bad hardware will do it every time.

 

Glad it's replaced and everything's working! Smiley Happy

 

 

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