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Firewall settings for Counterstrike and other online gaming?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NickSo, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

    Jul 2, 2000
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    Nick So
    Hi, i have a Broadband Router, but whenever i play games online, i gotta connect my internet right to the DSL modem (I have two network cards, one goes to the router, one goes to a hub thats directly connected to the router).

    Well, when i do connect it directly, theres nothing protecting me from the outide. I wanna be protected, but i wont be able to connect to any online games.

    Does anybody know a site that shwos all the port settings and whatnot for online games (Counterstrike, etc)?

    I plan on using WIndowsXP's Internet COnnection firewall, coz its the easiest (Zonealarm got to confusing)

  2. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Supporting Actor

    Nov 24, 2000
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    You probably don't need to use both the router and the WinXP Firewall. For me, the router alone has been sufficient.
    As for settings, I don't think I had to change anything for mine. The only think I can think of is "Respond to Ping on Internet WAN Port" - not sure if CS requires the connecting client to respond to a ping or not.
    The default Half-Life/CS port is 27015, but that's just for servers, clients connect on random ports.
    Here's your port listings: http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers
  3. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

    Nov 1, 2001
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