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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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What is ping, and why is it important?

I've seen the term used in many online games but I'm not sure what it means. What does 'ping' mean? Is it better to have high or low ping?
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Playing old LAN games over the Internet

Many old games had solid LAN gaming systems (like Red Alert 2) and were fun to play with friends. But now that we have the Internet, would it be possible to set up a virtual LAN to play those games ...
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Why can't my friend join my Minecraft world even though we are on the same version and platform?

Me and my friend don't play on Realms, but we can join each others' worlds on Minecraft Pocket Edition. The thing is, he can always easily access my world, but sometimes I can't get into his world. It'...
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I can't connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but none of the usual culprits seem to be the problem

I'm trying to connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but I'm not able to do so. We've double-checked the usual culprits brought up in most Minecraft server tutorials, but we're still not having any ...
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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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How can I get two Xbox 360's to be in "open nat" mode behind the same router?

I have two Xbox 360's, one WiFi and the other wired through the same Linksys E3000 router with DD-WRT (v24-sp2 (04/13/11) std-usb-nas firmware). Mine (the wired one, though hers has been wired in ...
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"Failed to Bind Port" Minecraft Server

I started a local Minecraft server on my Windows XP computer, but didn't shut it down correctly once finished by using the stop command. Now when it starts up, it says "Failed to bind port 25565. ...
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How to join a LAN / IPX game on Diablo 1?

Recently some of my friends and I grew nostalgic about the original Diablo and realized we've never truly tried the multiplayer aspect of that game. So we set up a modern VPN LAN solution via tuungle (...
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Minecraft gave up trying to download files

I have an issue with my Minecraft launcher - I downloaded modpack for minecraft then the launcher started an update for the modpack version which it's 1.6.2, however then I started to get the issue ...
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Cannot connect to my Minecraft Java Edition Server: java.net.connectexception: Connection refused: no further information

If I attempt to connect to my Minecraft Java Edition server via any of my IPs, I get the following error message: java.net.connectexception: Connection refused: no further information The server is ...
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Minecraft launcher could not connect to server?

What do I do? I looked at a similar question to mine and there was an answer saying to make sure Java is allowed past the firewall. So I checked and it already is. I've tried uninstalling and ...
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What's the difference between lag and jitter?

I've noticed nowadays that games (and people) only use the term 'lag'. Except, while playing BZFlag, I've noticed there's two notifications for latency (the proper term 'lag'); "Your jitter is too ...
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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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Does ping matter much under 30ms?

I play Quake-Live a lot, and hear people claim that they miss or are at a disadvantage because their ping may be 30ms while the person they are playing with will have 20ms. Sometimes it seems even ...
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How can I connect to the same server in Agar.io? [duplicate]

Choose any server Right click - Inspect element (or press f12) Click console From console copy the websocket ip -> 'ws://x.x.x.x/x' write connect("ws://x.x.x.x/x") example: connect('ws://123.122.199....
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What ports need to be opened to play multiplayer reliably?

So I'm trying to configure my firewall to open the right ports needed to play multiplayer. According to Ubisoft's Support page: ...you will need to configure your router or firewall to allow the ...
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Why does the Nintendo Switch only work with USB-LAN Adapters with the AX88179 chipset?

I consider myself to have decent knowledge of networking fundamentals, but I have no clue what the role of chipsets in LAN Adapters is. I can see that they probably run a small process that converts ...
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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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Why is my wired Internet connection slow on my PS3?

My ISP connection is 30 meg down and 5 up. My PlayStation 3 is hardwired with cat5e. All of the PlayStation Network ports are configured and forwarded on my router. The test: Go to speakeasy with ...
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Using Wii U on wireless network with username and password

I just moved into college, and the wireless network on campus requires a username and password. When I tried connecting my Wii U to the network, there was no field for username. Am I unable to connect ...
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Why can't I connect to my Minecraft server?

I'm trying to connect to my Minecraft server for the first time but I am unable to which frustrates me greatly. I have added the Minecraft_Server.exe to the Firewall as public and I checked my ...
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Connectivity problems with 7 Days to Die

In light of asking this question in the Meta section of Arqade, I've decided to go ahead and ask this question. My friend and I have recently purchased 7 Days to Die on Xbox One. We would really ...
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