so, I was lookin through the forums, the stickies, the FAQ's and everywhere else I could think to look... I even tried the 'search' button... I know, weird right?
Anyway, I thought it would be nice to have a guide, with pictures, of what to do and how to set up a router for MP game play.
ok, on with the guide.
The 1st thing we have to do find out what your LAN IP is. The easiest way to do this is Start>connect to>show all connections
As you can see, on the lower lest side tells you the IP is 192.168.1.101
Now that we have our LAN IP, we need to get in to the router so we can start to open and foward some ports.
open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 ( this is usually the default ip of a lan)
That should bring up the prompt for your router/modem
This is all based on the assumption that you actually know the password to get in, which I hope you do. If not, go beg your parents to let you in, or have them read this guide and open the ports for you.
Ok so once your in, you need to find the your 'Port Forwarding' page/tab. Here's Mine.
Notice that there are only 2 ports that you need to have open - 6112 and 4000 - Heres the port info from Blizzard
- Allow port 6112 TCP out and allow established sessions in
- Allow port 4000 TCP out (realm games)
- Allow port 4000 TCP out and in (hosting open games only)
So you go down to an empty Line and start pluggin away numbers
6112 in both external and internal ports
Make sure that the protocol is set to both.
In the 'To IP Address' tab, make sure the last 3 match you last 3 from your LAN
Mine was 101 so thats what I put there.
Make sure to check mark the 'enable' boxes ( you laugh but Ive forgotten before )
Now, your router should be open minded now and allow packets in thu the game ports that we need.
Now while were here, we might as well get out WAN IP ( the IP your ISP gives you) too.. Somewhere on your router page there should be a 'status' tab/page click on it and look for IP address, Mine looks something like this.
Thats the IP you want to have if you want people to join your games.
1 more thing to do...Config the Windows Firewall...Personally, I dont use it, But ive got 2 other firewalls workin, but thats me...
ok so this is how we 'open' windows, so to speak xD
you need to make sure you have Admin Access go to Control Panel > Firewall > Exceptions(on the tabs at the top)
Now once your there, look for Diablo, you never know it might be there...
If its not, at the bottom, click 'Add Program'> click the browse button and navigate your way to your D2 install dir to the diablo.exe and hit ok.
You can always add the ports manually too, by clicking the 'add ports' button jsut put d2 or daiblo in for the name and then add the port 6122. Then you have to so it again for port 4000 too.
That should be it...At least, it worked for me.
Anyway, if you have any questions or concerns let me know and I'll do my best to help you out.
Thanks for the read, and good luck.