We use KaiStation on our router to game with our xbox, and we have discovered a difficlt problem.
When trying to connect to our friend a few houses down we found we can't ping him at all, much less connect with him for games.
We have posted in other forums and got a possible dianosis.. but how do we fix it? Reply we got is posted below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Is your network reachable? yes
Are you using a port-forward? no
Is your console being detected? yes
Brief description of your network setup: Linksys WRT54G wireless router, but PC and XBox are hardwired to the router.
Do you use a software firewall? I don't use a firewall.
Operating System? WindowsXP Pro MAC OSX 10.4.1
Problem description? I can connect to anyone else in the world for the most part buy not my buddy that live one KM away. (Same ISP) He is running windows XP SP 2, have tried every version of Kai that is out still always the same thing... Establishing link... I have the ability to run any version of Kai as I have 3 Macs, 2 PCs and 1 WRT54G linksys router. Please help.
Your sending the ping out the ISP's router when the destination is still internal.
Without knowing your ISP's network I can't offer much advice. They should not be trying to route an internal IP out there gateway. That's just dumb.
You do get real Public IP's correct? Yes
You can both join the same game that is hosted by someone else right? Yes
So- if the problem is a subnet mask issue- how do we get around it?