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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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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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Why do all "QuakeWorld" servers seem to cause QuakeWorld to crash?

I want to play Quake online, and have it be just like when I last played it in 1999. Well, except the few weeks I've recently been playing it in the form of a modern client, but I don't like at all ...
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Far Cry: Primal communicating with servers when starting up?

Why does Far Cry: Primal communicate with Ubisoft servers when you start the game. The only thing that it claims to be doing is getting game configuration information, which the game should be able ...
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Fixing LAN play issues in Minecraft: Java Edition

I've done everything as it says to set up LAN play, but the connection keeps either timing out or immediately saying "Disconnected" upon successful connection. I really do not know what to ...
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How do you check someone's connection in Minecraft?

I was having a meetup with my friends, and one of them kept on saying that they were lagging, and left the game, but I'm not convinced, because they literally used that excuse to play Bedwars on ...
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Minecraft Server Connection Refused (process running on 25565 detected)

First of all, the grammar may be strange because I used a translator a little because I am not good at English. My Minecraft server(vanilla server) is installed and running on my laptop. I did a test ...
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How can I link 3 PS4s together using a switch with no internet?

I'm trying to set up a LAN party for my family on three PS4 systems, using an unmanaged lan switch and three Ethernet cables. There should be no internet connection. We're trying to play COD WW2 Nazi ...
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WoW NAS Hard Link/Symbolic Link vs VHD/VHDX

Alright so to those World of Warcraft gamers and tech enthusiast out there, I got a tricky question for you. It is no longer possible to install WoW on a NAS (Network Attached Storage). See: https://...
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Quake 3 Arena LAN between OS X and Windows

We're trying to have a LAN party, I'm on a El Capitan (10.11.3) Mac and my fellows are on PCs with Windows. Now, when they host, there's nothing I see and I'm not able to connect with \connect ip-...
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Cause of mysterious PS3 connection drops and lag?

I'm having an interesting problem with my roommate's PS3. It was working relatively fine until I changed the router password. When I attempted to change the network configuration for the PS3 to use ...
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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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FORTNITE: Always a connection error on the first try

Whenever I play FORTNITE (Battle Royale), it fails to join a game on the first try. On the second try, it succeeds. I get to the load screen, and the progress bar doesn't move. Finally, after a ...
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Bandwidth needed for playing CSGO with a stable ping?

I am on a 2.6 Mbps (sometimes it goes as high as 3.0 Mpbs) ADSL connection. And no I cannot currently upgrade to anything better unfortunately. So I have been trying to play CSGO on this connection ...
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Playstation 5 Network Issues with Store and Now

I have a launch Playstation 5 and when connected to wireless, or wired, it randomly cannot access anything on the store or Now. In so far as I can tell other things work and if you go to the network ...
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Port Forwarding my Minecraft Server not working with external IP

I've started up a Minecraft server inside of VMWare on my laptop, the guest OS is Ubuntu Host OS: Windows 10 (Version 20H2 OS Build 19042.867) Guest: Ubuntu Program: Minecraft 1.15 Java: OpenJDK 8 ...
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How to make Nintendo Switch work with any USB-LAN Adapter with the AX88179 chipset?

DISCLAIMER I don't know if this is the right community, if not please move it to the right. I am not an expert, but I will give my best to provide necessary information. I am just curious whats going ...
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How to solve C&C Zero Hour LAN connection issues?

I want to play C&C Generals Zero hour with my brother through a direct connection between a desktop PC and a lap top. The connection establishes without any problem until the game starts. then my ...
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Installing old .pkg update file on PS4

I have the original, vanilla release disk of a game but don't want to update to the latest version. I have a particular version of that game that I really liked and would like to install the update ...
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CSGO Successful connection between client and server, but client kicked out to main menu

I'm trying to setup a dedicated server for CSGO. I've successfully navigated getting the proper login token and I've got ports 27015 TCP/UDP NAT'd to the local address of the server. When I try to ...
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Need help getting multiplayer to work correctly in COD: Modern Warfare 2

My friend and I recently downloaded COD:MW2 and were able to connect when on his LAN and play several games. It was great. But then we weren't able to connect anymore, even when still on his LAN. I ...
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Problems opening the Xbox One Nat

I'm not being able to open the NAT for my Xbox One. I tried fowarding the ports, putting it on the DMZ, enabled the UPnP, but nothing works, it continues as a Strict NAT. I tried all of the this in ...
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How to set up System Link between 2 PS3s?

I bought a crossover cable a couple days ago. I read online that you can simply connect 2 ps3s together and setup a LAN Party as long as you had 2 copies of the same game, 2 TVs, and that the game had ...
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SRCDS not receiving connections on the public web

My Garry's Mod Source DS can connect over LAN, but not externally. Ports 27015-27016 are opened and directed towards the machine running it. I can telnet into it and canyouseeme can see it running, ...
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Why did I always disconnect from Minecraft Server although my Internet is in good condition?

Here are the issues: I continuously get disconnected from the Minecraft server although my Internet is in good condition. I use a laptop and not using an adapter such as ethernet, Pardon me if I'm ...
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Slow PS4 internet speed on wired and wireless networks?

I have a 50Mbps connection from my ISP. My laptops, Xbox360, mobile phones, etc. get around 30-40Mbps download speed. However, the PS4 only gets a mere 2-4Mbps. I thought that there is a mistake where ...
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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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PS Vita Internet Connection not connecting

My PS Vita finds every network connection access points, but mine! How can this be fixed. It can't see mine at all. Even when I manually add my router to the access points list on my PS Vita, still ...
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How to do PS4 local coop in Terraria?

Could anyone explain to me how to play local co-op on PS4 in Terraria? I've tried everything and it won't work. My account (US) and my son's account (BR) are logged into the same PS4. I bought the ...
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Ping spikes into the thousands in only roblox

My ping has been spiking in Roblox for about a month now and it's just unplayable. For some context I have ethernet and this just happened out of nowhere. Things I've tried. Factor reset pc, reset ...
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Can 4 player play CoD: Infinite Warfare in 2 consoles local play?

I want to know that with two PS4 we can play offline Zombie via connecting both in the same wifi like Black Ops 3 does.
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LAN problem with Age of Empires and Company of Heroes

Recently, I have had trouble connecting two laptops on the same Wi-Fi hotspot to play a local game of the original Age of Empires 3. I have been able for some time to use it with no problem in the ...
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L4D2: Listen (local) server vs Dedicated server

So I've been trying for more than two weeks to run a L4D2 Dedicated Server. However, no one but me can connect to it. I did port forwarding, enabled DMZ and allowed from port 26900 to 27050 on my ...
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How to fix Assassins Creed from pinging dead servers/how to "reroute" the IP addresses of those servers?

Apparently the game pings these IP Addresses: 216.98.48.18 216.98.48.53 216.98.48.57 216.98.48.133 216.98.48.134 Is there a way to make the game think that these IP addresses are alive? such as when ...
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My Xbox 360-to-Home Network connection keeps failing

My Xbox 360-to-Home Network connection keeps failing. I've reset the network settings to factory defaults numerous times, I've set my IP and DNS Settings from Automatic to Manual and vice-versa, and ...
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Why can I not connect to my Bedrock server from outside?

I have a Bedrock dedicated server set up in my home NAS, and I can access it just fine on my local network (LAN). I've forwarded ports 19131-19133 through my router to the NAS, and I was able to get a ...
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Minecraft local server: World doesn't load

I played on a private Minecraft Server downloaded directly from minecraft.net with my friend on local LAN. This worked perfectly. But when I try to join the server over the internet, I see the server ...
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Does Red Alert 2 support TCP?

The original Red Alert 2 did not support networked multiplayer over TCP/IP and instead used IPX. Does the current RA2 offering on EA's Origin the as part "C&C The Ultimate Collection" support ...
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Connection problem when trying to play Steep online

I have the game Steep which I got while a promotion made it free to install for a limited time and to keep it permanently. I have played other games online without any problems including on Steam ...
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Xbox 360 ports are blocked

I have a Xbox 360, and live in a sports center. The owner of the house have blocked the ports that I need to use, when I want to play online with my Xbox. Is there some way that I can play online? It ...
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Minecraft server 25565 Refusing connection

Here are the server properties: #Minecraft server properties #Mon Jan 11 19:37:17 UTC 2021 generator-settings=biomesoplenty op-permission-level=4 allow-nether=true level-name=world enable-query=false ...
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Friends can't connect to my Minecraft server

My old computer broke so now I had to make a new Minecraft server, but now my friend Joe can't join. The obvious "can't connect to server" shows up every time he tries it. I have forwarded the port ...
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Command-line ping is low but in-game ping is thousands of milliseconds

Why is my ping to eu.mineplex.com apparently about 40 ms but when I go in-game and check (with labymod/the5zigmod) it is between 700 and 3000 all the time? No other server seems to have this problem.
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I can't connect to my friends servers and my friend can't connect to my servers?

It has happened to some games (CS:GO, Garry's Mod, Age of Empires 3, maybe some others that I haven't tried). My friend just can't connect to my hosted games and I can't connect to his, but with other ...
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Why can't the Minecraft Launcher connect to its servers?

I'm playing the demo version on a Mac and every time I log in, it says Sorry, but we can't connect to our servers. Please make sure that you are online and that Minecraft isn't blocked.
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How can you play the same game with different accounts from the same folder?

I'd like to keep all my games on a different computer and the folder with the games then just gets mounted on Windows via iSCS or NFS. This certainly works for one PC using the folder. But I'd like ...
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