Online Hosting Connection Help
Some people seem to have problems hosting games and the game not showing in the C&C Generals lobby.
We have seen this with Linksys Routers, although this could happen with other router/firewalls.
Basically Linksys routers are filtering outbound UDP traffic.
One way to address this is enabling DMZ for one of the computer behind the router/firewall.
Please NOTE that DMZ only will enable one computer behind the firewall to receive and
send direct traffic to the internet, therefore only that computer behind the router will be able to host Online Games.
However the other computers will be able to join the game normally.
To do this, select the computer that will be your host computer and start C&C Generals.
Then go to the Options menu and take note of the LAN IP address, in our case 192.168.1.201
Now exit the game and open the Internet Explorer and go to the configuration tool of your router.
In the Linksys the default address is http://192.168.1.1
Click in the tab Advanced Settings, and then click again in the tab named DMZ Host.
Now, complete the DMZ Host IP Address with the LAN IP address that you got form the C&C Generals Options Menu.
In our case was 192.168.1.201
Start C&C Generals in this machine and go to the Options Menu again and click in Refresh NAT and the in Accept.
Log in online and create your game, everyone in your LAN and Online should be able to see and join your game.
DMZ works in the same way in other Firewall/Routers and the procedures to set it up are very similar.
Please check the documentation of your router/firewall to learn how to enable DMZ in your hardware.
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