Ive been having plenty of problems getting my computers to LAN together
properly to play LAN games.
I have 2 XP computers and 2 Vista laptops. I am reasonably experienced with
networking and have setup the IP addresses, etc myself. The computers are in
the same IP range, they are 'pingable' and can share internet access- A modem
is attached to an XP computer which allows shared internet with the others.
Computers are connected with a switch.
However, I have problems playing LAN games between the computers. The XP
computers connect immediately to each other, however the Vista ones are
giving me big problems. I have allowed access for the exe files and necessary
ports through Vista's windows firewall.
For Civlization IV I can only connect the games using hamachi - Any computer
can host and I can play. Or if just the laptops- a wireless connection works.
A normal LAN connection does not work!
Mechwarriors 4 will only connect if a particular XP computer hosts (the one
with the modem). If any of the others host- they can see each other, but
Rise of Nations- All computers can see games created by the other computers
but the vista computers cannot connect and if Vista hosts- its visible but no
one can connect. Only 2 player available (I really want atleast 3 player for
this game!! ANY SUGGESTIONS?)
However, Warcraft III works fine!
Does anyone have a solution that would allow me to just play the games
Thanks in advance