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XT
03-25-00, 09:13 PM
OK Linksys Cable/DSL Router owners...give it up for us!

I've been reading here, timhiggins.com, etc. and get a lot of mixed signals on this router and its capabilities.

I'm getting ready to order something this weekend after 3 weeks of researching and would like any info you can share.

I'm primarily concerned with games and communication apps, since simply 'browsing' using a NAT router seems to be pretty simple and work very well.

If you have a sec, please reply to any of the following that you may have tried...thanx!

1.) Does it work at the advertised speed, or are there some probs?

2.) How does it do with JOINING internet games with its 'application sensing' abilities? Or, have you found that you need to usually put your one puter in the DMZ? Or, have you had to set up port forwarding?

3.) Same as #2, but with HOSTING internet games?

4.) If you use port forwarding to get a given game or app to work, can only one puter on the lan play/use that app at a time?

5.) Can more than one user on your lan join the same game at the same server? Which games seem to work, or which seem to not work?

6.) Have you run into game servers that won't let you join from more than one puter on yer lan at a time? Which ones?

7.) How about Roger Wilco, Dialpad, Netmeeting, ICQ? I've heard 'works' and 'doesn't work'. Which seem to work and do you need to use DMZ or port forwarding...or does it work fine with its 'application sensing' feature?

8.) With ICQ, can multiple users both be 'online' and receive a file transfer? If so, any special setup?

Please share your experiences. I know that there are many variables and limitations depending on the game, app, or server.

Obviously, the 'perfect' sharing solution would not limit any computer on the lan from doing anything it could do with a direct connection at all times--even if other puters on the lan were doing the exact same thing.

How close is the Linksys to meeting this goal?

Thanx in advance.

swsmith
03-27-00, 09:11 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by XT:
[B]OK Linksys Cable/DSL Router owners...give it up for us!

I've been reading here, timhiggins.com, etc. and get a lot of mixed signals on this router and its capabilities.

I'm getting ready to order something this weekend after 3 weeks of researching and would like any info you can share.

I'm primarily concerned with games and communication apps, since simply 'browsing' using a NAT router seems to be pretty simple and work very well.

If you have a sec, please reply to any of the following that you may have tried...thanx!

1.) Does it work at the advertised speed, or are there some probs?

I am limited to 2.5 mbps here and the linksys doesn't slow anything down. Did a lot of testing with FTP and 700K Video streams with and without. A+ here.


2.) How does it do with JOINING internet games with its 'application sensing' abilities? Or, have you found that you need to usually put your one puter in the DMZ? Or, have you had to set up port forwarding?

Don't play games. I imagine using DMZ will probably be required for many games.


3.) Same as #2, but with HOSTING internet games?

Don't host games but have FTP and PC Anywhere servers running no problems.....


4.) If you use port forwarding to get a given game or app to work, can only one puter on the lan play/use that app at a time?

Won't comment as I haven't tried it.


5.) Can more than one user on your lan join the same game at the same server? Which games seem to work, or which seem to not work?

again, I don't play games.

6.) Have you run into game servers that won't let you join from more than one puter on yer lan at a time? Which ones?

7.) How about Roger Wilco, Dialpad, Netmeeting, ICQ? I've heard 'works' and 'doesn't work'. Which seem to work and do you need to use DMZ or port forwarding...or does it work fine with its 'application sensing' feature?

8.) With ICQ, can multiple users both be 'online' and receive a file transfer? If so, any special setup?

Please share your experiences. I know that there are many variables and limitations depending on the game, app, or server.

Obviously, the 'perfect' sharing solution would not limit any computer on the lan from doing anything it could do with a direct connection at all times--even if other puters on the lan were doing the exact same thing.

How close is the Linksys to meeting this goal?

XT
03-28-00, 04:24 PM
Thanx a TON for sharing your experiences!!! http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

Chippy00
04-06-00, 09:15 PM
Here ya go:

I have a Linksys BEFSR41 Etherfast Cable/DSL router, and here's my problem:

I have 3 pc's hooked-up to the router. 1 is a Quake3 Arena server, and the other 2 are for surfing/playing games (both on the net and on pc #1 via the LAN). Problem is, when I try to connect to the same game server on the net with both pc's, the second pc won't connect! The first pc (already connected) sees the message: "Unwanted challenge response received. Ignored."

Has anyone gotten this type of setup to work??? Linksys says it's the cable modem (RoadRunner provided Toshiba PCX1000), and RoadRunner blames the Linksys router.... http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/frown.gif

Has anyone managed to get a similiar setup to function correctly???? Linksys says they do it with their machines (connect 2 or more pc's to a Quake3 server through the BEFSR41), as long as the router has the newest firmware, ver 1.22 (which I have).

Can anyone help?????



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Surfn_Safari
04-11-00, 07:28 PM
Sorry man,

Link.sys's code does not seem to support this.....yet. Should, but does not. Seen a except on timhiggins.com with the linksys about kingpin and how to get around it with the +set clientport xxxxx command but have not had a chance to see if this would work for Q3A. Once again, it should make it work, based on similar enigines.

cross your fingers!

Surfn Safari

BTW, better check out the post on, does not look good for linky!
http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/Forum8/HTML/000119.html