I am on a wirless network trying to play CS 1.6 with my friend. They all are using Windows XP and can connect to the server (created by one of them), but I cannot connect to them using Windows 7 64-bit.

We all are using the same CS 1.6 game. I have turned off my firewall as well as closed my antivirus, but it's still no use :(

  • Can you ping there computers? Is your LAN setup as a domain? or is it just a simple shared router/switch? Can you access a share on there computer? (or them on yours) Can you host and they see your games? There ARE problems seeing stuff between win 7 64bit and winxp 32 bit most of it though is config settings.
    – Viper_Sb
    Jan 14, 2011 at 21:29
  • oh also this might not be right on this server, should be superusers? I think
    – Viper_Sb
    Jan 14, 2011 at 21:31
  • Yes they can access my shared folders and I can access there too..even they copied CS setup from my system..we all are on the same router... Jan 14, 2011 at 21:39
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    can you do /connect there ip from within the game?
    – Viper_Sb
    Jan 14, 2011 at 21:47

2 Answers 2


Try turning on your firewall and making sure that all CS services/executables are allowed full network access. And make sure that Windows firewall is off if you are using a third-party firewall.

  • This doesn't make much sense. "Try turning ON your firewall", "And make sure that Windows firewall is off" in most cases these are one and the same, unless you're referring to hardware firewall
    – Viper_Sb
    Jan 14, 2011 at 21:30
  • No man didn't worked :( . I turned ON the windows firewall( my anti virus is totally off) and when I started CS, it gave me firewall permission issue, I granted all access but still same :( cant c the server Jan 14, 2011 at 21:31
  • @Viper_Sb Most cases. Not every firewall registers itself properly with Windows so that WF will turn itself off. Jan 14, 2011 at 21:32
  • @kaibuki Try going into the WF settings and manually adding all the exe files in the folder where CS is installed as allowed. The multiplayer service might run after you're in fullscreen and you don't see the permission popup. Jan 14, 2011 at 21:34
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    I turned ON my firewall and created my own server and the xp fellows can see and join my game easily..thanks alot guys for the help. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:24

Update your Counter Strike to the latest version or download the Counter Strike 1.6 Protocol 48 from the Internet. Hopefully this will fix most of the bugs by Steam.

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