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    Unable to host a session, guests always get timed out, IL2 4.11.1

    After years and years of hosting flights, literally thousands of flights, now when I host, the game starts up normally, but guests always get timed out.

    I believe the problem must be with some setting in Windows.

    And it is not a Hyperlobby issue, as the timeout also occurs when I host in IL2 multiplay, that is not going through Hyperlobby.

    The history is that I had to reinstall [parallel install] Windows after a Windows repair failed, hanging up halfway through.
    After the Windows parallel install I copied and pasted IL2 4.11.1 [fully patched of course] to my pc from an external hard drive where I had saved it.

    IL2 appears to work perfectly in all aspects, including joining other rooms/servers through Hyperlobby, with the one exception; That is, I cannot successfully host my own room. the guest always getting timed out.

    I am using XP 64 bit, and Windows security essentials for anti virus, BUT the problem persists EVEN WITH THE FIREWALL TURNED OFF.

    I believe I have port 21000 allowed in Windows for both Hyperlobby and for IL2, but feel sure I'm missing some little deatil somewhere.

    Any ideas are most welcome.

    Ojisan Tuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoehlert View Post
    After years and years of hosting flights, literally thousands of flights, now when I host, the game starts up normally, but guests always get timed out.

    I believe the problem must be with some setting in Windows.



    I believe I have port 21000 allowed in Windows for both Hyperlobby and for IL2, but feel sure I'm missing some little deatil somewhere.

    Any ideas are most welcome.

    Ojisan Tuck
    Make sure that the router has been set up to allow port 21000. Check if the game is in a list of applications when you look at the router settings. Good luck
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    And check conf.ini to make sure your backed up IL2 install wasn't set for a non-standard port. You're looking for the section under the [NET] header, the lines:
    localPort=21000
    remotePort=21000
    tell the game what ports to use.
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