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Offline xnightcrawlerxx

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quick question
« on: August 02, 2009, 09:16:33 AM »
is anyone else having trouble getting into public matches in gears 2? for some reason when i search for matches, it never gets past the searching part. ive joined friends private matches, but i cant get into public ones. the only thing i can think of is maybe it has something to do with my connection. i switched to DSL, but i havent heard any complaints about lag when i join games. could it be firewall issues? and if it is a firewall issue, how would i go about correcting it?
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Re: quick question
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 09:21:41 AM »
I sometimes have trouble getting into public matches although after a while I get into a game.

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Re: quick question
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 09:25:42 AM »
yeah. ive always had a little trouble, but this is the first time i couldnt get into any games. its weird

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Re: quick question
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 09:27:48 AM »
it's been the opposite for me, i've been getting into matches pretty quickly, a while ago though i'd be waiting ages to play.


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Re: quick question
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 09:28:34 AM »
Could have something to do with the new download. I have not had any trouble getting into Horde matches.

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Re: quick question
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 09:41:54 AM »

idk. i did get a message about my firewall but im not really sure what to change on it though. also, idk if itll matter much but this is what speedtest told me


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Re: quick question
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 01:32:20 PM »
I had problems for ages getting onto Gears online........my mate had borrowed the game off of me.

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Re: quick question
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 02:59:12 PM »
i figured it out. my NAT settings are stuck at strict. now if only i could get my ISP to help me out >:(

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Re: quick question
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 03:55:06 PM »
i figured it out. my NAT settings are stuck at strict. now if only i could get my ISP to help me out >:(

I used to get Strict NAT quite a lot, one trick that worked everytime would be to just unplug the router (BT Hub in my case) leave it for a couple of minutes then plug it back in & i always got an open NAT.

Then i moved the Hub & put the my ethernet cable into a different port & i've never had a Strict NAT since.


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Re: quick question
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 10:54:19 AM »
thanks for the tips. the modem the isp sent me was old i think. i bought a new modem/router combo and got rid of the strict setting so maybe that'll help me find games.

 

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