I've been trying to set up a server for No One Lives Forever 2 on my pc. I have a cable modem connected to a motorola wr850g router with an ethernet cable. I have windows xp if you want to know what os.
The problem is that I can't get the game to connect to the server through the internet when I use the router. I've tried disabling the router's firewall, port forwarding. I read some instructions online for port forwarding that didn't seem to work (www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Motorola/WR850G/WR850Gindex.htm) and also checked the manual. Maybe I was doing it wrong.
I don't want to use dmz and I'd rather leave the router's firewall on.
These are the ports that the game uses:
UDP: 27888 port
TCP: "2300-2400, 7000-10000"
When it comes to port forwarding, it won't let me enter a range for the ports, only 1 port at a time, but I can enter a range when using port triggering.
Does anyone have a better explanation of how to get this to work?