Questions tagged [networking]

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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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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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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Can't connect to Steam servers and other gaming servers on Windows 10

I have been having an issue with Steam. Whenever I try to log into it, it tells me that it is having trouble connecting to the Steam servers, and won't let me log in. I used to be able to use Steam ...
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How to make Minecraft send LAN advertise packets over Ethernet? [closed]

I have two computers, both of them have Minecraft on them. Both computers are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, with 192.168.0.* IPs which deliver communications over the airwaves. Both computers ...
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Do paused downloads still have an impact on Internet or Wifi speed?

I've heard that pausing downloads won't effect your Wifi but I want to be sure. Is this the case? I just want some clarification for the future
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Minecraft LAN not working [duplicate]

My brother and I have used the 'Open to LAN' button before and it worked well, but I got a new computer and now it doesn't work at all. When I host the game on my Windows 10 computer, my game won't ...
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Is it still possible to play AOE2: The Age of Kings over a LAN?

My friend and I still have copies of Age of Empires: Age of Kings and we have installed it both our laptops. Is it still playable over LAN?
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How to resolve Wii U networking dysfunction?

I'm a network admin, so this isn't my first rodeo, but I'm really fighting Wii U networking at the moment. The same problem exhibits itself with both wireless and wired networking. I prefer wired ...
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How to trick WoW to play from network drive / NAS?

I remember that some time before I could play World Of Warcraft from a network drive. However now with client for WoD datadisk, I get error pop-up saying "The CAS system was unable to initialize: ...
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What are the bare-minimum port-forwarding requirements for NAT Type Open on Xbox One?

Regarding network access requirements for a NAT Type of Open, Microsoft's Xbox One NAT Error troubleshooter says this: If you're connected to a network through your workplace or school network, ...
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What do I need to whitelist to allow Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to connect to servers?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 servers are being blocked, I cannot play online at all. My Internet filter is my main suspect. I have set up port forwarding through my router and the same issue is still ...
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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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Problem connecting to a Minecraft LAN server

I have a LAN server minecraft, but thanks to the UPS box with a buddy can not connect, and I do not know how IP: Port, permit so they can connect to my server. I Can not English, I am Czech. ...
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How low can my Ping go?

Title has it, what is the absolute bottom that my Ping can be while playing Overwatch. Is 20 the minimum as the server is 20ms ahead of anyone (so it actually knows what's going on and can act ...
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Is it possible to play ultra graphics games online where the actual graphics computing is happening in remote location?

I had this question for a while that using just high speed internet and some game files on the client end, can we experience the immersive gaming without owning overpriced computer components?? I'm ...
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What are the required outbound IPs and ports on a spigot server?

Note: I am not absolutely sure that the question is on topic, even though this Meta discussion suggests it is. The question is specifically about a game server, not general server administration. I ...
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Starting Steam in Offline Mode doesn't work [duplicate]

I'm currently at a university with a firewall that blocks certain connections, and Steam appears to be in that list. When Steam starts, it gives a connection error, along with the option to start in ...
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How can I whitelist P2P connections?

According to this Reddit thread, GTA Online uses a P2P (Peer-to-Peer) network instead of actual servers on their end. This is obviously very cheap and allows for hacking, which is fairly common ...
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Creating a Spigot 1.7.10 R0.2 Server

OK, so I have two computers. The first of the two is the server, a linux machine meant to be running the Minecraft server. The second of which is the Windows 10 client, trying to connect. I'm using a ...
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Overwatch PNG, RTT and IND: How they affect gameplay experience

On PC, when Ctrl-Shift-R is pressed, PNG, RTT and IND appear. I suppose PNG stands for ping. What do RTT and IND mean, and how do they translate to gameplay experiences? Are the numbers related like ...
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PS4 drastic connection speed drop recently

Before I start, YES, I know that there are 101 pages of similar problems and similar error, but no clear steps are given, nor explanations. So: We have had our PS4 for 6 months, and in that time i ...
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Minecraft LAN 1.9.2 not showing up. (Using direct connect does not work, disabling firewall does not work.) [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I are trying to play Minecraft together on the same wireless connection. It should be very simple; open a single player game, pause then open it up to LAN. Then the other person ...
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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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Minecraft lan server not working 1.9

Potential fix: Open Minecraft 1.8.9 Click Multiplayer Wait until it finds the lan server and note the IP it says Close Minecraft 1.8.9 and open Minecraft 1.9 Click Multiplayer Click Direct Connect ...
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What is the most reliable way to connect two PlayStation 4 consoles over LAN?

I am going to be playing some local multiplayer with a buddy. The game is Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and it supports local multiplayer. What is the most reliable way to set up a LAN session between ...
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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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How can I minimise ping time when streaming to Twitch via OBS?

The last time I tried streaming, my ping for League of Legends would jump from ~34 to 60-180. I have since upgraded both my service, router, and modem to newest models, and constructed a new computer. ...
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Playing Mineplex from one IP address with two different accounts

We are trying to play on Mineplex from one public IP addres under 2 different Minecraft accounts from two different PCs behing home router. Still after many tries, sugestions form this question, ...
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Configure a local server for LAN play without access to the router?

My classmates and I from university want to create a server just for ourselves (Counter Strike for example, but no preference). The thing is because we are at university we don't have access to the ...
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Is it possible to achieve open NAT (Type 1) on my PS4?

I have the Huawei B5142 device from my carrier. This device is the source of internet connection to my home's router. My PS4 is wirelessly connected directly to the Huawei device, bypassing my router. ...
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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Android app stopped connecting to PC version running on Windows 10

After a recent beta update via Steam, the pip boy app (on Android) stopped working. It is able to detect my PC, and initially says 'success', then immediately says connection error. It used to work ...
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Would powerline networking be suitable for Steam link?

Some weeks ago I was interested in purchasing a steam-link module, I was curious how they planed to transfer the pre-calculated data to my living room without notable performance loss (delay). After ...
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How to play minecraft with friends without using LAN (Hamachi is too slow) [duplicate]

So I have some friends who want to play minecraft with me. The thing is we don't want to play on servers, as others may interrupt. So is there a way for me to play minecraft with my friends without ...
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"Proxy lost connection to the server" error when attempting to connect to server

Every time I try to connect to any server. I always get either, [Proxy] lost connection to the server, or a existing connection was forcibly closed by a remote host. I can't join any server! Can ...
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How can I fix my 'Strict NAT' with airport express in 'Double NAT mode'?

I just recently moved. At my new apartment complex, while on Xbox Live, I'm unable to join friends to play games with them. I get this error: Your setting STRICT NAT is the least compatible I ...
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Sometimes enemy bleeds but no damage is done

When I play multi-player source game sometimes I have situation that I can see blood from hit but my opponent still has 100%HP. It is especially visible in CS:GO and DayOfDefeat. Why this happens?
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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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Unable to connect to friend's LAN server [duplicate]

I am unable to connect to my friend's LAN server, on the Technic launcher mod pack, "Vivacity". When he puts it up, I can't even see it in my server menu. This has also been an issue when trying to ...
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Sometimes can't connect to server

I have a server hosted locally on my PC and both I and my wife can usually connect to it just fine, but sometimes, after we close the game and leave the server on, later neither of us can join it ...
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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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Control Games running on Windows over network (and use ESC key)

I have one (Windows 8.1) PC set up for gaming only, and I can control that for the most part using VNC from Linux. The problem is however that controling the mouse in games (Tested using Dragon Age: ...
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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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"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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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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Don't Starve Together LAN MP

So, I am playing Don't Starve Together in offline mode, and I would like to play with my friends at our LAN parties. The problem is that the server I host won't show up. What I tried: Hamachi Show ...
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Network problem EA games

Last weekend I bought Red Alert 3 on steam with the intention to play it with a friend. I know the official servers are down, but it should be possible to play it via hamachi or other lan software. ...
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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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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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What ports does Clash of Clans use?

The wifi at my office blocks Clash of Clans. They're usually pretty open to unblocking applications but I need to know what ports CoC uses.
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