People unable to join my server.

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Solynth, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    I set up my dedicated server using this tutorial http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?p=10714706

    I have successfully forwarded these ports: 1200, 27000-27015, 27020-27039
    I have disabled all antivirus software as well as the Windows firewall.
    But my friend is still unable to join. He's tried connecting through friends, typing "connect xx.xxx.x.x" in console and he's tried looking in the server list but he couldn't find it.
    I have tried typing in "sv_lan 0, sv_region 0, heartbeat 1" In console but he still cannot join.

    The server ip is always this "192.168.0.3:27015" which my friend who owns a server says is normal.

    I tried giving him my IP address from www.whatismyip.com but he got the same error "failed to connect after 4 retries" or "not responding"

    Here's the port forwarding:
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    I have no idea what it is, and neither does my friend who owns a server.

    I'm sure there are some people in this forum who own a server, can you please help me with this? I've posted this on at least 3 other forums but people rarely reply and they're suggesting stuff I've already tried. This forum is my last chance, please help.
     
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  2. drp

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    are you using a command line? try defining your ip as

    Code:
    +ip xx.xxx.xx.xx
     
  3. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Ok, I'm new to servers so:
    Where do I put that and which IP do I use?
     
  4. drp

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    you put that in the startup command line.
    i looked over the tutorial, the ip line would go after

    Code:
    srcds.exe -game garrysmod
    so it woud look something like this

    Code:
    srcds.exe -game garrysmod +ip xx.xx.xx.xx
    you can get your isp ip by going here:

    http://ipchicken.com

    Thats the ip you want to have your server use, not the 192.xx.xx.xx
    Not sure what friend runs his server with his internal ip, but that is only used for a lan.
     
  5. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Is it a problem if that IP changes all the time? I think its dynamic.

    Edit:
    Ok I did what you said but when I start the server I get "Couldn't allocate any server IP port"

    And also I am able to join my friends server and so is everyone else. And he lives nowhere near me.
     
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  6. drp

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    sounds like a firewall issue.
     
  7. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    If your IP is always changing then you may consider trying to set up a static IP, because if your IP always changes whoever is trying to reach the server will need to get the latest IP address, plus as mentioned you can't use an internal IP no matter what server your running because no one can connect to it unless they're plugged into the same router. I'm not sure this is anything related to the problem i just read through it and from my knowledge the sentences "friend trying to connect" and "my ip keeps changing" usually calls for a red flag on something's part. I'm not a networking or server guru but it's one thing that came to mind you might try.

    something to try if you want:
    Static IP Tutorial

    good luck
     
  8. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Thanks but I've already made a static IP. My friend helped just then. But that didn't help :confused: I didn't think making a server was this hard.
     
  9. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    yeah if only things were easy, if i come up with more ideas i'll let ya know, good luck in the meantime
     
  10. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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