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Zanoma

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vpn tunnel
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:49:23 PM »

Hi ppl

is it possible to make a tunnel from 1 computer to another using vpn  connection to the internet using the tunnel for multiplayer gaming ?
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mr_chris

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 11:54:05 PM »

Yes it is. XP Pro (not sure about home or MCE) actually allows you to set up a basic VPN server. However there will be additional latency due to the extra overhead caused by wrapping the data in the VPN, and the encryption used

Also, if the game thinks it's on a zero latency high-bandwidth LAN, there could be issues in that respect.

But it's worth a shot. There's some instructions on how to set up the XP VPN server on this page
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Zanoma

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 12:55:07 AM »

what about ports will i have problems with that to?
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Pwiggler

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 08:16:35 AM »

i dont think xp home will be able to do it but mce should for its xp pro with mce attached.

to setup port forwarding if you use it, take a look at :   

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

.... select the router you have and follow the instructions.

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008, 01:39:02 PM »

Zanoma - on that page I linked to I think it did mention that you will need to forward port 1723 to the VPN server.
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Zanoma

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008, 05:07:57 PM »

thanks for you help mr chris you have bin very helpful i will look into it and let you no if it worked.
going to have a play with that dmt tool tonight thow :)

i dont think xp home will be able to do it but mce should for its xp pro with mce attached.

to setup port forwarding if you use it, take a look at :   

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

.... select the router you have and follow the instructions.


yes i did have a look on there its a good site  but my game is not listed on there but i no the ports it use's
but thanks for the tip :)
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mr_chris

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Re: vpn tunnel
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 03:20:07 PM »

Well, if you're using a VPN for connecting, you don't need to port forward anything else, since when you're connected through VPN, you are effectively on the same LAN, so all ports between the two computers are open, barring any software firewalls, etc.

Oh, and yeah, portforward.com is a great site too! :)
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