Router blocking ports

Posted on 2007-07-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I am not able to play EverQuest through my router, I get booted after about 5 minutes, but have no problem by going directly to the cable modem. I am assuming that the router is using/blocking certain ports. How do I fix this?
Question by:leonstryker
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi leonstyker,

    I can't check it at work, but usually has the correct way to setup any router for any game.

    Just go there, select your router and then select Everquest.

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    Expert Comment

    I would think that your router is NOT blocking the necessary port for this game, because
    if it were, you would not even be able to connect in the first place!

    I am not sure how Everquest works, but are you fully patched, and are you sure the
    servers are not running some required MOD that you may not have. Also, Are you sure
    you are not being BOOTED intentionally???

    Some group that run servers online, will boot people for many reasons like, the player
    doesn't know what they are doing and are causing problems, or simply to make room
    for one of their members.. these are just a couple possabilities.

    You may want to make sure you router's firmware is up to date...

    Most routers will have something called a DMZ.. you can put the PC you are on now in
    that DMZ and test (I would not leave it there though, this is outside the firewall and unprotected).

    Also is you are running a router with the Firewall Functioning, make sure you WinXP firewall
    is not up and running.. The Built in WinXP firewall is a pain in the ass for online games, and most
    times needs to be disabled.

    If you need help shutting that down, let me know.

    Good luck!

    Expert Comment

    Your router may be crashing and rebooting also.

    Try running a continuous ping to goggle. and when you get booted look at the ping window and see if you have stopped getting responses.

    To run a continuous ping do the following.

    Click "Start"->Run->type "cmd" then "ok"->in the black cmd prompt window type the following "ping -t"

    When you wish to stop simply close the window or hit "ctrl+c"

    If the router is crashing (and even if its not!) make sure it's firmware is completely up to date.

    What brand/model is the router?
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    Author Comment

    Thanks for your help. That site gave me step by step instructions on what to do.

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    Expert Comment

    No problem, thanks for the grade! :)

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