View Full Version : How do you configure a home LAN for online gaming?
12-06-2001, 05:45 AM
I'm currently setting up a LAN at a mates house. Everything is fine, except the online gaming! What proxy software should I use to allow the other PC to access the net. I have used AnalogX proxy before, which is good for general web surfing but gets stuck on FTP and Games.
Any ideas chaps.
It has to be free and easy, unlike IA :D
12-06-2001, 07:06 AM
I had the same problem with AnalogX proxy the first time I tried it too. I can't remember right off the top of my head what I did but do you have both TCP/IP and IPX installed? Even though IPX is the novell stuff a lot of games still use it.
12-06-2001, 07:20 PM
I have spx/ipx and tcp/ip enabled, that will work for most games that I know of. Just make sure that all the computers are on the same network (same network name and protocols) and that is what I have used to hook up my 3 gaming computers together :D . Many sleepless nights
12-07-2001, 03:33 AM
So far so good. All the PC will play over the LAN, but I'm still getting problems with Online gaming. The other PC (not directly connected to the net) still can't see the games servers. I think I need a better Proxy.
12-11-2001, 12:00 PM
Run a search for wingate, thats meant to be quite good.
Or have a look through www.download.com there is bound to be a section on proxies there.
12-11-2001, 05:46 PM
MD - Funny you should say that. A friend of mine suggested the same thing today. So far it seems to do the trick. It has some excellent features and is fairly easy to setup.
I'll let you kno how it all goes :)
12-29-2001, 12:35 PM
get him to spend a hundred quid (or less) at Scan or Dabs and buy a router. SMC barricade. Plug. Play. Job done.
12-29-2001, 05:29 PM
JD....AMEN to that. I just shucked out the change and will have my router/firewall/plug all I want into it monday and I can't wait.
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