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Unable to connect to play online using router

I am using the TrueMobile 2300 wireless router and the CA Personal Firewall and I'm trying to play Rise of Nations online. The problem is, I can connect to the online server; however, I can't connect to play (neither join nor host) any online games. I have the same problem with nearly any game I try to play online, such as StarCraft. I tried following this tutorial precisely but it didn't work out: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Dell/TrueMobile-2300/Rise_of_Nations.htm

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Andres PeralesCommented:
have you tried turning of your personal firewall?  and then trying just to elimate that, also does your wirelss router have a firewall on it?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
You need to allow port 34987 through your CA firewall
Do you have the port forwarding set up to the fixed IP address of yhe computer you are trying to play from?
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EMB01Author Commented:
I shut off my firewall and attempted a connection to no avail. I have also tried changing from my dynamic IP to a fixed IP for the purposes of the tutorial linked to above, but that didn't work either. It seems nothing will work!
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Is your windows firewall off as well?
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EMB01Author Commented:
Yes.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Who is your ISP?
Which version of the game are you running?
(If this is the basic RoN game then you should have it patched to v. 1.3 - http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/9/5/b95728f8-9727-43cd-834f-a11d019cae9f/ronpatch.exe)
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EMB01Author Commented:
My ISP is Time Warner Cable Road Runner. I am running the patched version of the game.
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kdearingCommented:
If you're connecting through a router, then try enabling uPNP.
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EMB01Author Commented:
I tried it but that doesn't let me play either!
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EMB01Author Commented:
I have a feature on my router that's called a DMZ. A while ago, I enabled the DMZ but it seems the IP address has changed. My firewall says I have a different IP than my network connection settings say (when I run an IPCONGIF command). The router claims the DMZ is used especially for gaming; circumventing any firewalls. Which IP address should I make the DMZ and what if that doesn't work?
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EMB01Author Commented:
The solution is to do the following:
  1. For Windows, click Start.
  2. Select Run.
  3. In the MS-DOS window, enter "ipconfig /all" and press the enter key.
  4. Make note of the entry for "IP Address" under "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection." Note: This entry may be under a different heading if you are using a laptop - just look for "IP Address."
  5. Open a web browser and enter "http://my.router/" in the address bar.
  6. Log in using your user name and password (the default is admin, "admin").
  7. From the menu, select Advanced Settings.  
  8. From the menu on the left, select Port Forwarding Settings.
  9. Check the box to "Enable DMZ Host --DMZ IP Address."
  10. Enter the final digit of the IP Address in the box after "192.168.2." Note: This is the IP Address noted from Step 4.
  11. Please click Submit to save the settings.
Now you can join and create games. Good luck - have fun!
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