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02-18-2010, 10:56 AM
I have got this type of connection at he moment and just recently I have been rather disapointed cause I found out that I am not able to connect to STEAM /seems from the web discussions that O2 are blocking some of the essential ports/.
Here is my question: Is there anyone who could promise that the same thing is not gonna happen when I buy SH5 ?
02-18-2010, 11:21 AM
I'm no expert by any means but surely your ISP cannot stop you accessing certain ports like that?
You should have some option to open them
02-18-2010, 01:02 PM
well steam is not working and when I go to a wifi spot it works...so its not my computer.
And when I checked internet forums it seems to be a common problem. I do not know about any options how to open the ports. If someone can think of anything I would be grateful :-)
02-18-2010, 01:38 PM
Are you using any kind of router at home?
If so its the router that you need to open ports on. As I say no expert and couldnt talk you through it but steam should provide information on any ports that need opening and the router company website should provide instruction on how to do it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
02-19-2010, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
Are you using any kind of router at home?
If so its the router that you need to open ports on. As I say no expert and couldn't talk you through it but steam should provide information on any ports that need opening and the router company website should provide instruction on how to do it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Mobile broadband uses mobile phone signals so it doesn't run through a router.
As for mobile broadband, it does in genral have many restrictions as there's just not the bandwidth within the mobile networt to support the same usage.
They may well have intentionally blocked sites that allow you to download games and software to stop hogging of the bandwidth. (that you'll have to check with customer services though.)
You'll also have to watch your download limit, i'm guessing you have a tough restriction on the download limit that'll need to be carefully watched. Especially as i've not seen any where just how much down/uploading will happen??? Or how much save games will require you to upload to the net. You'll probably find that the upload speed of your broadband is very poor aswell, check it at speedtest.net against the minimum requirements of 50kbs????? Mabee someone could double check that.
You may well want home broadband for ease of use if you want this.
02-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Well I would love home broadband...itīs just not convenient at the moment because of the 12 month minimum contract to rent a land line.
I was thinking about those saved games - thatīs probably gonna be the ultimate reason why there is no SH 5 for Rulez. Well at least the pirates wonīt play this game as well - or will they ?
02-19-2010, 12:01 PM
I don't think that anyone will be able to give you an honest answer, that is unless some of the alleged 'Ubisoft Technical Support' people will come on here and promise you that they have tried it and give you the results of that trial.
I have internet issues on a regular basis and I have to resort to a T-Mobile ****le, which I might add costs me Ģ2.00 per day to use. I CAN play online with it and have actually managed to play COD4 and Rfactor with it. There are two problems that come from it though...
1. Latency/Ping. The ping is normally around 200m/s and this creates problems in both games, not unsurmountable, but as with any high ping it means that I can cause some lag on the servers or will 'lag' to other people I am playing against.
2. Connection Lost. This happens a lot, I don't know if it is because the t-mobile system chooses to drop me because of the amount of download/upload I am using, but it does drop.
I don't know whether the latency/ping issue will be a problem with SH5, but for me the issue about the 'connection lost' whilst playing in campaign mode and the loss of maybe an hour or so's hard work is more than enough for me not to even consider the purchase of this game or Assassins Creed 2 which I was also looking forward to getting.
02-19-2010, 12:02 PM
O2 UK MOBILE broadband http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif
go for t- mobile far better http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Ģ15 month with high speed download thats in the midlands
02-20-2010, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the info andy, I wasnt aware Mobile BB added such restrictions as I've not used it.
02-20-2010, 09:33 AM
While most home ISPs do not normally close ports, some do.
02-21-2010, 06:03 AM
thanx guys for your replies...we are gonna see soon I guess