Starcraft - 2 Computers 1 one router. cant play in more than 2 person game.

ok so i have adlink Di-514 router

and when ever my dad comes over to play me and him can not be in the same game with another person otherwise we lag horribly.


now ive tryed using the virtual server to open the ports on the router which is 6112 and 6119

but no dice

i put in

Name : Battle net
Private IP: 192.168.0.2 my routers ip ( if thats not right please lemme kno)
Protocol type: UDP
Private port: 6112
Public port: 6112
and the schedule set to always.

doesnt work, ive even tryed to use the DHCP Static assign to assign each of our comps a SPECIFIC IP and that doesnt work.

even tryed the DMZ i dont kno if i did that right or not but it didnt work either.

are we just completly screwed out of playing together? any help is greatly appreciated, thanks
Logical11Asked:
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x86fixCommented:
If you don't need the ports open to play a single player then you shouldn't need them at all.  So I would remove them.  If on the other hand you do need them then you have a routing problem in the 2 player scenario as you are only specifying the route to one machine.  In this case the traffic is presumed to look the same be it yours or your dads.  You don't want his data getting sent to you.

The issue appears to me to be one of two things.  Either your just don't get enough bandwidth or your router is getting confused.

You may even try turning off any firewall features like SPI.

The 514 is an older and pretty basic model.  You might try a newer router.  I really like my DGL - 4300.  There are other nice new routers that are a little cheaper.  the Dir-625 is pretty good too.

If it is a lack of bandwidth then the router is not going to help.  You may try speedtest.net to see what kind of response (ping and upload/download speed) you get.  The lag is generally caused by higher latency which is measured as a ping.  The upload can also be a big factor as games tend to run prettty evenly up and down but internet connections are typically faster down than up.  I would say offhand that you want 325+ as your upload speed if you are getting 100-200 that is likely the issue.  If your ping is over 70 to a good nearby server that is also likely a playability issue with your connection.

Record your speedtest.net numbers to a couple servers. Then fire up a game of starcraft on the other computer and run speedtest again to get an idea how much the game is affecting the second computer.
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gobanCommented:
I hate to bring you bad news, but I did a quick search and found this link: http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1357&question=battle%2Enet

So your Dr-514 router might not support what you're trying to do.
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x86fixCommented:
BTW- I thought Starcraft was dead.  I used to love WC2 and Starcraft.  I was actually a beta tester for Broodwars way back when.  Was it 9 or 10 years ago?  Classic game...
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Logical11Author Commented:
No Starcraft isnt dead lol. and X ive tryed all  that u said cept buying a new router, i might have to do that.

also my dsl company bellsouth sucks lol im payin for 6meg service and only gettin 2.8 so that MIGHT be it
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tempstf1Commented:
I assume your trying to play on battle.net?

If that is the case sorry to break it to you, but its not a bandwidth problem.  Starcraft (along with diablo1, warcraft2 bnet edition) is not made to be played by multiple computers on the same IP.

In my house we "borrow" my neighbors wireless connection to play on bnet at the same time...


If you and your dad and a friend that you know want to play together, there are other ways to do that then over bnet which might work.
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Logical11Author Commented:
well of course DIAL up is out of the question and idk about the other ways, me and my dad are under the same roof our friend is in canada
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LifesToyCommented:
If it is a pure lan game going on you can try to use Hamachi, for Battlenet, you may be screwed.
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Logical11Author Commented:
hamachi?


ok me and my pops can play fine together.

is there anyway to get a non Bnet game going with our friend?
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Logical11Author Commented:
hamachi?


ok me and my pops can play fine together.

is there anyway to get a non Bnet game going with our friend?
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LifesToyCommented:
https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/vpn.asp?lang=en
Hamachi, it is a Lan tunneler so you can fake a LAN game over the internet. Even if your friend is in Canada as you mentioned you can use hamachi for the computers to think he is in a connected lan with you thus letting you play Lan games together, it can work with tons of people, so if you have a huge host of friends you can all get in games together.
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Logical11Author Commented:
yea but u have to purcahse it dont you?
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LifesToyCommented:
Only if you want the premium, otherwise it is purely free. Most people run the free mode, and free is all you need. They have a nice forum that will also give you any help you need on any games they can or can't find workarounds to get running by it as a lan. Really it is worth the download.
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Logical11Author Commented:
alrighty, sweet thanks much m8 appreciate it
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Logical11Author Commented:
gave an alternate way to play online. basically what i wanted to do in the first place, thanks Lifestoy :D
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Logical11Author Commented:
ok, so i finally broke down and bought a new router lol.

a Dlink wbr 1310 and well i serached around and found a post on here about registry keys being changed to open ports so i did that for my comp and my dads. and opened those ports on the new router and sure enough we can play on B net all at once NO LAG :D woot
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