Networking covers topics that involve connectivity between 2 devices - typically 2 computers or consoles (LAN). It also covers connectivity between a device and the internet at large.

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Battlefield 3 problem connecting to same server on LAN

In Battlefield 3, I'm able to connect to a server with a first computer, but the second computer in the LAN will always keep on the "connecting..." phase. I think that happens because I was using the ...
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What ports does Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine use?

I can't seem to find any official information of which ports Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine uses. I own the game for the PS3 and need to forward the ports. Even though it works without forwarding ...
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Input a 63-character WPA2 key on an Xbox 360S

I have a wireless network with quite a few devices. I just got a brand new Xbox 360S, 4GB version. My last console was a ColecoVision. I connected the Xbox to my router and it applied many updates, ...
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How can I troubleshoot high latency issues with StarCraft:BW?

A couple of friends and myself have been trying to play StarCraft: Brood War on Battle.net, but every time we try to join each others' game we always get a 'High Latency Issue' and full red bars next ...
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How do I solve or bypass ISP mistakenly throttling Ashen Empires as P2P activity?

When playing Ashen Empires recently, I've been experiencing uncommon and severe lag spikes and very frequent disconnects. After over a week of testing, I've narrowed the problem down to my ISP ...
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Is there anyway to observe my latency or wireless signal strength over a period of time?

Perhaps two weeks ago or so, I began having terrible latency problems whenever I began playing online. At first, I thought the wireless receiver (a USB device) on my computer was simply failing, but ...
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XBOX 360 in the Hotel

I want to connect my Xbox to the hotel network. I am using my laptop to connect the xbox to the network. At this point I have 2 options - to bridge or to use ICS. Which is better? I have tried both ...
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Technical guide for setting up a LAN party?

Are there any good how-to or technical guides for setting up a LAN and/or any other sundry issues surrounding putting together a LAN party? The greener the intended audience the better. (I am fairly ...
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Does a Playstation 3 support Jumbo Frames?

So I basically want to transfer some media from my PC to the Playstation 3 over my Gigabit Ethernet network. I noticed my transfer speeds aren't that hot, and I verified that I DO have a Gigabit ...
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Does Steam work through Tor or a VPN?

I talked to Steam Support about Steam Offline. I have been told: You can set up your Steam account to run in offline mode prior to connecting to your school's network […] you must allow ...
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Why can't I seem to connect to a Minecraft server through Remobo?

I'm using Remobo to connect to a server but when I try to connect in Minecraft it'll just time out.
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Warhammer 40k Retribution, unable to connect for coop play

My friend and I are trying to play Warhammer 40k Retribution together in campaign coop. When one of us accepts the others' Steam invite, the connecting player sees "Connecting..." then "Connection ...
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Switched to new router and now experiencing lag?

I switched from a Dynex-802.11b/g to a Netgear-802.11b/g/n just yesterday. My router is downstairs because my phone-line upstairs doesn't work very well, but my PS3 is still upstairs (SOCOM: ...
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Can't get XBOX to recognize open nat

I've done a lot of google work to see if there is a solution to making my XBOX show up as an open nat. Still no luck. I have a Linksys WRT160N with v3.0.03 firmware. Here is what I have done so ...
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What can I do to troubleshoot sync errors in Tidalis?

Any time we try to do a custom map on Tidalis, we get out of sync errors after a short time. Are there settings we can set, or something else we can do, to alleviate this? I'd really like to play some ...
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Is it possible to circumvent the port-forwarding requirements for GFWL?

We're trying to play Dead Rising 2 on the same LAN, only to learn that Games for Windows Live expects you to forward 4 ports from your firewall to the PC. Obviously this isn't going to work in our ...
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Comprehensive list of network ports used by popular games and platforms

I'm a network administrator at a small residential college. Right now our firewall is set to have all network ports open by default, with a few exceptions. Unfortunately, bittorrent traffic has ...
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Why is my PS3's internet so slow compared to my computer?

OK so I ran a speed test on my computer and my PS3. The results were stunning! Computer: 14.12 Mbps PS3: 0.89 Mbps When I ran this test I disconnected all devices except for the one that was ...
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XBOX 360 - Networking test fails connecting to XBOX Live with ICMP Failure

I've been around and around, tried a number of things and I just can't seem to make any progress on this. Has anyone got any troubleshooting advice for getting past the dreaded ICMP error during the ...
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What settings need to be configured on my firewall/router to support XBOX Live connections?

What network and firewall settings are required to connect to XBOX Live through my home network? I had everything set up correctly and working but had to reset my router after a firmware upgrade and ...
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How should I set up my network and port forwarding to be able to host Halo PC multiplayer games?

I've never been able to host a public multiplayer game in Halo PC - whenever I try to, it never appears in the games list and other players can't connect to my game, even by inputting a direct IP. I ...
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What ports does Alien Swarm use?

I keep on getting disconnected from Alien Swarm (after 10 retries the game auto disconnects) and I remembered that I have very few ports forwarded to my computer. What ports should I forward to my ...
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Does the XBox360 enforce a maximum ping time when connecting to Xbox Live?

I have had continuing and intermittent problems connecting to XBOX live using my wireless network. It connects fine to the network on the diagnostics screen, but frequently has trouble making the ...
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How to assess amount of network traffic generated by an online game?

The question is in the title - is there some (hopefully non-intrusive) tool, or a site that lists average traffic consumption for popular games? A friend of mine would like to play with me, yet he is ...