# 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 same port.

Origin uses registry to launch the game so I changed the registry to use another port:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX\Games{438D1154-48C0-41FD-BDB0-BC789AAA5BE3}\AppExePath

using

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\bf3.exe +clientport 20000

But it didn't work. Also tried to enable/disable UPnP.

Of course both computers have different accounts.

• You say that origin uses the registry, but the registry entry you list is the windows game interface, not origin. Try making a shortcut on your desktop. Oct 27, 2011 at 21:15
• I often had the same problem with BF2. It did depend on the network I was on though. Oct 28, 2011 at 4:36
• @horatio Origin opens BF via web browser! I can't have access to BF via shortcut because I have to use Origin's web interface. Origin's web interface uses this registry to open the game. Oct 28, 2011 at 16:56