Re: ComT and a Router
The easiest way to get ComT to work behind a router is to dial the
other player using his IP address.
You are correct that the router hides your local IP addresses. It
is difficult, if not impossible for the router to know that you have
set up a server on your PC. ComT uses the same port as a Telnet
server, so you can check how your router handles a Telnet server. You
could also use the instructions for FTP and substitute the telnet port
23 for the FTP port 21.
Unfortunately, I have tried this and it didn't work the first time
that I tied it. If anything goes wrong with ED on my machine then the
whole thing freezez (video driver problems). I haven't had time to
try it again, I use the easier way for now. The next time I test
this, I'll set up an FTP server first, BisonFTP is a free FTP server
for Windows. I should be able to confirm that I can connect by trying
to FTP to the WAN address from the same PC that is running the FTP
server. This should work, but I can't get it to work. I can
connect if I use the private IP address but not the public
address. I'll send a message to tech support for the router.
If you are also running a personal firewall (ZoneAlarm) you may need
to include the IP address of an incoming PC in the list of Local Zone
living up to my name.
--- In empire-deluxe@y..., "SteveP @a..." <spatterson691@a...> wrote:
> I just joined this group and have some ComT questions.
> [registration stuff snipped]
> I have a router between my home network and my local LAN. Can I
> a ComT connection thru my router over the Internet and to another
> PC? I don't understand how another ComT can "dial" into my computer
> because the router hides my local IP addresses. Maybe I can "dial"
> out to another PC that has a public IP address. Is there any
> experience on this in the group? Thanks for any info.
> - SteveP