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    I have Linksys 4 port wired router and using DSL. I cannot play using the router. With the router hooked up and working, I start bf2 and get to the place where it logs into EA and just hangs. I hook straight to the DSL modem and everything works fine. Any ideas?

    Thanks
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  • #2
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    do you have your router set up to allow that port to be accessd. and do you have a firewall on your PC up and running
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
    -Vulcan

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    • #3
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      Turn OFF your windows firewall.

      right click my computer then hunt around

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      • #4
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        BF2 works fine through my router without any ports open. It's probably something else.

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        • #5
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          Turning off the firewall temporarily for testing is ok. Turning it off permanently is not.

          What model and version of router? (Should say on the sticker on the bottom.) I'm running fine with a WRT54G running Sveasoft Satori firmware. (I need to update it to the new Sveasoft Talisman firmware.)

          I've seen others report this problem but it still makes no sense. Perhaps someone here who's run Ethereal during a connection can enlighten us on what's going wrong.

          During login you connect to GameSpy's auth server and to their rank information server (a web server). No special router settings should be needed for either.

          Try this link:

          http://bf2web.gamespy.com/

          You should get an empty document because it refuses to send data if you don't send the right "user agent", but it will at least accept the connection. (This is the rank info server that tells BFHQ what to show.)
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

          snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

          Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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          • #6
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            Model is Broadband Firewall Router with 4-port switch/vpn endpoint. Model BEFSX41 ver.2

            Somebody said something about enabling a port. Which port?

            Thanks Guys for your input.
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            • #7
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              http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.p...rticle&sid=394

              http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,14157650
              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

              snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

              Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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              • #8
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                Thanks ScratchMonkey I will give this a try.
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                • #9
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                  I wouldn't think it's a port thing since ports usually don't come into the picture unless you are hosting. Plus, I would think it if it was Windows Firewall it should fail regardless of whether the router is in the picture.

                  Does all other internet activity work with the router in place? Is it only BF2 that fails?

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                  • #10
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                    Yes just BF2 fails. I can play COD2 without any problems.
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                    • #11
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                      Weird. I've always had D-Link or currently Netgear products so I'm not familiar with Linksys stuff. I guess maybe it does sound like for that particular model a port needs to be opened to communicate with the EA account server.

                      Or maybe the router firewall has been modified? Have you tried resetting to factory?

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                      • #12
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                        For troubleshooting purposes, you might enable the DMZ mode for the ip of the computer you have the game running on. If it works then, you know you have to configure the ports/firewall of the actual router for sure.

                        If it doesn't work, you might have a situation where that router is not going to let you play through it.. I had this problem with that exact router trying to get Madden to work. In the end I gave up, not to get your hopes down (there is always hope!)
                        |TG|Schemer
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                        • #13
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                          Thanks guys, I hope to have some time soon to work on it.
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                          • #14
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                            FIXED!

                            I used some of the links ya'll provided and I downloaded latest firmware and it work like a charm.

                            Thanks all,
                            The Old Guy
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