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King of the Bill

« September 24, 2017, 05:31:59 PM »

I'm running BL on shitty university wifi, and i'm finding that i'm unable to join the vast majority of servers, which display with a ping of ---. But plenty of other people can clearly join these servers. Moreover, I can still join other servers - Honor's Honormining, Tezuni's Slopes CTF, and Anthonyrules144's Speedykart all work fine. But when I try to connect to any of daprog's servers, or Jayce's (non dedicated) server, it just endlessly sends punch packets. Console seems to be unhelpful and gives no information. I can't mess with port forwarding myself since it's university wifi, but UDP is initialized to a different random port every time and I can only succeed BL's auth check about a tenth of the time. Anyone have any ideas what's going on?
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Shift Kitty

« September 24, 2017, 07:11:03 PM »

I think your university is probably blocking some random ass ports.
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King of the Bill

« September 25, 2017, 01:35:47 PM »

I think your university is probably blocking some random ass ports.
Is there a way to use one port on my end and a different one on the other end, or is that not how it works? I don't know much about this sort of thing, and I also don't know how to go about trying to bypass the problem.
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Conan

« September 25, 2017, 01:46:30 PM »

udp may not be enabled on your wifi? can you join any and all servers with ping? --- ping servers require udp on both ends, otherwise they're unjoinable
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King of the Bill

« September 26, 2017, 09:27:28 AM »

udp may not be enabled on your wifi? can you join any and all servers with ping? --- ping servers require udp on both ends, otherwise they're unjoinable
I can join any server that has a ping. From the sounds of things, udp is probably being disabled on my wifi. I asked the tech folks here and I don't think they know fuckall about it.
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King of the Bill

« September 26, 2017, 09:28:47 AM »

I can join any server that has a ping. From the sounds of things, udp is probably being disabled on my wifi. I asked the tech folks here and I don't think they know fuckall about it.
and by "has a ping" i mean "has a ping according to the server list on my client"
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Conan

« September 26, 2017, 10:41:08 AM »

yeah thats it then, rip. maybe ask server hosts to port forward or something. in general its good practice
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Pecon

« October 08, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »

I think conan meant UpnP, not udp. udp is a communication protocol, UpnP is basically automatic port forwarding; which tends to be a common issue causer because people don't have it enabled on their network.
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Conan

« October 11, 2017, 06:10:35 PM »

I think conan meant UpnP, not udp. udp is a communication protocol, UpnP is basically automatic port forwarding; which tends to be a common issue causer because people don't have it enabled on their network.
oops yes this
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