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*FIX* MP Internet Connection Issues - FIREWALLS

The place to ask for technical help with running the demo or the full game...

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:20 am

well there is a unofficial patch 1.4 right? well i downloaded it here from lancers reactors, then u put that patch into FLMM (which is version 1.31) u activate it, done. Or can u play on the servers with version 1.0, then there is no problem, except i cant get a server list. Im not using any mods.

Post Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:22 am

i also did what u said above...i deleted the freelancer folder, installed it, installed quickfix, installed FLMM 1.31 and activated the 1.4 patch mod...

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:30 am

I've tried everything too. Haven't been able to play FL online for over a full year now- I looked everywhere for a solution to the problem . Damn I miss those good old days...

Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:33 am

Yo dudes, I'm a bit new here and not much of a computer wiz... I might not even have much of a problem compared to what I've read so far, but what I do know is, I'm not running any mods, i've cleanly installed the game (a couple of times) I've cleared ports for freelancer in Windows Firewall and shutdown the rest whilst playing, hell I don't even play on the internet, I just want a nice friendly game with LAN at home with my friends. Whenever I or any of my friends make a server, -reading from the consol veiw- It fails to connect to listserver. Now, I don't even know what a list server is!@! Any help available?

Post Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:04 am

I think I answered (or tried to ) this in another post.
List server is the global server, not important for what you need.
One of the biggest problems I had with running over lan was the lan using tcp/ip ver 6. (u can host using a vista machine but any clients must have XP (if you get client to work in vista ur doin better than me) if ur hosting on a vista machine u may be able to leave tcp/ip 6 on not 100% sure (I can test if need be)
Ok on XP go to CTRL panel, Network connections, right click lan and go to properties, scroll down until you see TCP/IP 6, uncheck this box. (leave tcp/ip 4 checked) now I only used this to host and play from 1 machine, not sure if host and or client needed this but one or both do.

Post Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:06 am

There is another exception that must be set up in the Firewall, it's not obvious unfortunately...

To avoid double posting, see this topic for full info.

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Post Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:16 am

Hello remember me i used to play MP FL all the time when i had a good old BT phone line but now ive got an NTL broadband box i cannot seem to connect to any online servers!!
I have XPsp2 and ive added the freelancer to my exceptions list and zonealarm and i have added the file to that aswell and i still cannot see any online servers spent ages last night seeing whether i could see any servers i left my PC on overnight but this morning nothing BLASTTT

Post Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:30 pm

Your DSL or cable modem may have its own built-in firewall. My DSL modem has this feature, but it was easy enough to add the exceptions to allow for a MP server to operate. You can do the same for your client-side.

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:50 am

So you think there may be a built in firewall or router in my NTL box hmm OK

Wonder how get access to that??

Post Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:59 am

Call your technical support line, or if you feel like a brave hardy soul, try seeing what your gateway is. On my Linksys router it's , which means I go and enter the required administrative username and password.

These IP blocks are the ones for which your gateway will be your router or modem:

* through
* through
* through

(So for example, if your gateway is, say, 142.58.something.something, don't http:// to it, it's not your DSL/cable modem because the address is NOT within those IP-blocks)

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