Port-Restricted Cone NAT Router (Game Ranger)

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Oct 12, 2018, 4:12:49 PM10/12/18
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Game ranger claims my computer/internet connection is behind a:

Port-Restricted Cone NAT Router (Game Ranger)

Learn more:

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Port-Restricted Cone NAT Router
Your internet connection is behind a Port-Restricted Cone NAT Router that may prevent you from connecting to some players in peer-peer games.

You will still be able to connect with the majority of players, but not with those who have Symmetric NAT Routers (which are not that common, fortunately). One advantage of fixing this problem is that the "Preparing Connection" window will complete much faster.

If you do want to solve this problem, it will involve you configuring your router. Most routers are configured through a web page built into them. You may be able to reach yours here.

Many recent routers support a feature called Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). This feature will allow GameRanger to do most of the configuration required. You will need to enable it to allow GameRanger to make changes. Not all routers support UPnP correctly, however, so that may not be enough.

The alternative is to manually configure your router to do port-forwarding for UDP port 16000. Ask your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or refer to your router's instruction manual for assistance here.

Port-forwarding tells the router to send the game communication data to your computer. The port-forwarding configuration page will ask you for a public port and a private port. Set both of those to 16000. In some cases, instead of asking for a public port, it will ask for a port range (eg. Start Port, End Port). Set the Start and End to 16000. It will also ask you for the IP address of your computer that the data should be sent to. It may call this the LAN IP, Local IP, or Private IP. This should be set to 84.25.113.203. If it asks you for the protocol or type, set it to UDP.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer step-by-step instructions here as every router is different.

If you are at work on a company network or at a university, you may not be able to fix the problem yourself. Instead you may have to ask the network administrator to how to port-forward UDP port 16000 to your computer.
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What the fuck is this ? Carrier grade NAT ?!?!

Has game ranger gone crazy ?! If not how can it detect this ?!

Ok ziggo might block certain ports like netbios ports just for security reasons....

or SQL slammer to block SQL worms...

But either than that I dont know about this...

Just tried to host a company of heroes games but was not showing up in list, this is a bit suspicious, the link to my cable modem menu was interesting but nope not working... 84.25.112.1

This is just default ip gateway on my pc/host configuration.

Is Game Ranger detecting a miss-configured cable modem/router ? Or just detecting some block ports by ziggo ?!?

Or has lost game ranger it's mind ? ;)

Bye,
Skybuck.

skybu...@hotmail.com

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Oct 12, 2018, 4:22:38 PM10/12/18
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Please dont give me this 192.168.x.x shit as a reply here is some ipconfig material for you to chew on:

(PLS MICROSOFT FOR T?HE LOVE OF GOD IMPLEMENT ALT-C COPY IN MS DOS PROMPT LOL BY DEFAULT SO FOKKING ANNOYING W?HEN ALT-C not working or clicking or whatever... TOTALLY ANNOYING V COPY B?TFSQUDGFASDR@$%Y&%^EWRV#$QBTY %$EW)


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Skybuck>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DREAMPC2006
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dynamic.ziggo.nl

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-C8-68-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::581b:c1a:e679:57e3%30(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 84.25.113.203(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, 12 October 2018 19:23:46
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, 19 October 2018 19:53:46
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 84.25.112.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.255.235.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 754975084
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-50-8E-63-00-25-22-A1-37-21

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.116.46.22
84.116.46.23
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Tunngle:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-88-8C-04-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-C8-68-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{888C0424-09D9-48F6-84EB-EDBE6297AB66}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.dynamic.ziggo.nl:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Skybuck>


This looks a little bit interesting:

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.255.235.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 754975084
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-50-8E-63-00-25-22-A1-37-21

Guess not though...

Maybe my cable modem at 10.255.x.x ?

Guessing not... but who knows ;)

Might scan that range later.

Bye,
Skybuck.

skybu...@hotmail.com

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Oct 12, 2018, 4:27:51 PM10/12/18
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The annoying part with ms-dos prompt is:

1. Left click does not perform a copy.
2. Right click does perfom a copy.

Who the fuck can remember this ?!

Even more annoying

3. Right click actually pastes text too..

So while trying to copy... it then fucking pastes !

ARRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Bye,
Skybuck.

P.S.: Can anybody at Microsoft explain this retarded shit ?! LOL. SERIOUSLY EXPLAIN IT.

You fuckers actually use this to build windows 10.

Well now I wanna know why you think this shit is handy ?! WOW... just WOW.

skybu...@hotmail.com

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Oct 16, 2018, 2:40:08 AM10/16/18
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Today I switched to a different ethernet port (marvell yukon adapter).

My PC's motherboard has two ethernet ports, one from nvidia and one from marvel.

I disconnected the cable modem's power and then re-connected it to make this ethernet port work and get a proper IP assigned from cable modem DHCP, if this power cycle is not done windows would assign it an IP in 169 range. I don't know why Windows would do this, this seems to be a bit of a bug in the system design.

Windows should wait a bit and wait for the cable modem to do this, if windows does it too fast, then apperently the cable modem cannot overwrite this windows setting, this is a bit weird.

But anyway the power cycle trick worked and now the public IP has changed, which is kinda odd, it seems to be back to it's old setting when I perhaps used that ethernet port in the past... kinda weird to see it back again.

Here is new ipconfig /all, now I can compare to the old one posted before to see any differences:
(Also meanwhile I have disabled IPv6, link layer topology and QaS packet scheduling to reduce complexity and attack surface and hopefully reduce source of bugs/errors/confusion)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Skybuck>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DREAMPC2006
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dynamic.ziggo.nl

Ethernet adapter Tunngle:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-88-8C-04-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-C8-68-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 212.120.118.72(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 16 October 2018 8:10:05
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 16 October 2018 9:10:05
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 212.120.118.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.255.235.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.116.46.22
84.116.46.23
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{888C0424-09D9-48F6-84EB-EDBE6297AB66}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.dynamic.ziggo.nl:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:d478:7648::d478:7648(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.116.46.22
84.116.46.23
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Skybuck>

Bye,
Skybuck.

skybu...@hotmail.com

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Oct 16, 2018, 2:51:16 AM10/16/18
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I manually text-edited/filtered out the IPv4 parts for marvel vs nvidia ethernet port:

(marvel):
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-C8-68-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 212.120.118.72(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 16 October 2018 8:10:05
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 16 October 2018 9:10:05
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 212.120.118.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.255.235.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.116.46.22
84.116.46.23
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

(nvidia):
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dynamic.ziggo.nl
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-C8-68-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 84.25.113.203(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, 12 October 2018 19:23:46
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, 19 October 2018 19:53:46
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 84.25.112.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.255.235.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.116.46.22
84.116.46.23
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Here is a question for you guys !?:

Why would my home-computer's public IP address change depending on which ethernet port is being used ?!?!?

Perhaps ISP thinks I am using two different home computers and is being "kind" by providing two different IP addresses ?!?

(Thus it may examine ethernet adaptor's mac address of home computer via cable modem, cable modem is probably detecting my home computer's ethernet port/mac address and relaying this information to isp... ?

Bye,
Skybuck.

KP KP

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Aug 2, 2022, 10:21:30 AMAug 2
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Your modem is probably literally just a modem as far as IP is concerned. It doesn't have a public IP address assigned to it. When a device connects to your Internet connection, it has to establish a connection and the modem just translates signals. Your ISP sees the hardware address of the device that's connected to your modem and sees if it has a public IP address already associated with that hardware address.
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