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carlairth
04-28-2011, 05:56 PM
The guide to fix "1/6 Forever Alone", "5/6 YES! what? 1/6 again?", and "Session is unreachable"

So I had this problem of being stuck at 1/6 for hours, even though I had opened the right ports in my router. I got the odd game (very rarely), but only when it was already underway, or close to full. I also got 'session is unreachable' when trying to connect to friends.

My girl friend couldn't join me either but after we did the following, we had no problems connecting to eachother anymore.
Now the queues fill up, usually, in under 30 seconds. Never more than 5 minutes (except for gamemodes like Chest capture/escort)

Don't be fooled by tools like PFPortChecker. If you open the 7917 port in your router, it WILL tell you that 7917 is open. This is false. Your computer does not see it this way, as it still cannot HOST through port 7917. Which is vital, since AC:B uses p2p hosting. So try these steps!

A heads up: If you can't find whatever settings I talk about in one or more of the steps in this guide, just tell me which one and which operating system you're on. This guide was made with windows 7, so things might have different names on vista/xp!


STEP 1: (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP)
First thing to do is make sure your UPnP is enabled/on. You do this by accessing your Router's web interface (Typically by typing http://192.168.1.# (last number varies))


To find the right address to your router, go to Start->Search->Type 'cmd' and hit enter.


In the next popup type 'ipconfig' and hit enter.


The line where it says "Gateway address..." is your Router's IP-Address.


Type the Router's IP-Address into your internet browser. If it asks you for a Username and password, the default username is 'admin' and a blank password.
If that doesn't work, try 'admin' as password also.


Routers vary a lot in their web-interface, but just navigate the page until you find something mentioning UPnP. Set it to either 'auto' or 'ON'. Apply the settings (if there is an apply-button) and move on to Step 2!

STEP 2:
Go to Start->Search and type 'Network'. If it doesn't show, go Start->Computer and look for 'Network' in the left hand menu.


In Network you should find your router listed (sometimes two router icons http://lyngton.com/yes.jpg )


Right click and select 'Properties' on the correct router (only one of them will let you do the next step, so try both if the first doesn't have 'General').


Click on 'General' then 'Settings', like shown in the above pic, and do the following: http://lyngton.com/fix.png

Text Guide version of the above picture:
After hitting 'settings', click 'Add' in the new window.


Add a discription (whatever you like).


Add your local IP (not your external IP or the Router's IP).
If you're not sure what your IP is; do the 'ipconfig' method I mentioned earlier. The number following "IPv4 Address..." is your local IP-Address.


Under "External Port number for this service:" type 7917 and select UDP.
Do the same under "Internal Port number for this service:".


Click 'OK'


Repeat the previous steps to add the same port, this time as TCP.


Click 'OK' until you're out of the router's settings. And that should be it!



Note: Personally I only opened port 7917 (both TCP and UDP).
If it still doesn't work after doing this (you should be getting instant games, or fill 1/6 games up very quickly), try adding some more of the ports that ubisoft has listed using the method described above:
List of aditional ports: http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4531/portsn.jpg


Troubleshooting:
Enabling UPnP Locally aswell might help if the guide has no effect (It may also help you if you can't access the 'General' tab on the router in the 'Network' menu!)

- Windows 7: Go to Start-> Control Panel-> Network and Sharing Center-> 'Change advanced sharing settings' in the top lefthand corner-> Under 'network discovery' turn network discovery ON.

- Windows XP:
http://www.bitwiseim.com/wiki/index...._in_Windows_XP

- Windows Vista:
ttp://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/12/turn-on-and-enable-upnp-or-network-discovery-in-windows-vista/


If you followed these steps and still can't connect to test if it has blocked any vital support programs for AC:B, try either disabling your firewall (on both your router and PC) or make sure ACBMP.exe is allowed access through the firewall.


If you can't access your Router to set it to UPnP (You might be on a college campus), and you can't access the settings mentioned above in step 2; I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for Ubisoft to come through with a patch


If your ISP has blocked the lower Port ranges ( 1000 and down ), then you'll have to wait for Ubisoft to figure out a way to make the game run on a different set of ports. They have announced that they are aware of this problem.


If your Router keeps getting new connections (people connect to the router wirelessly), and your Local IP is set to Dynamic, the changes done in Step 2 might become undone as the Router sometimes allocates a new Local IP to your Computer. You could try setting your local IP to Static, but I haven't had much experience with this working so good. Remember to update the port settings from Step 2 with your new static IP.

How to set a static IP

- Vista/Windows 7:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...n-windows.html

- Windows XP:
http://www.designcodeexecute.com/200...ip-windows-xp/
To undo the settings in these two guides, just go back and set everything to automatic again.


There might be more issues keeping this guide from helping you, but right now I can't figure out why it doesn't work for everybody! Atleast now you can say you've tried ^^

carlairth
04-28-2011, 05:56 PM
The guide to fix "1/6 Forever Alone", "5/6 YES! what? 1/6 again?", and "Session is unreachable"

So I had this problem of being stuck at 1/6 for hours, even though I had opened the right ports in my router. I got the odd game (very rarely), but only when it was already underway, or close to full. I also got 'session is unreachable' when trying to connect to friends.

My girl friend couldn't join me either but after we did the following, we had no problems connecting to eachother anymore.
Now the queues fill up, usually, in under 30 seconds. Never more than 5 minutes (except for gamemodes like Chest capture/escort)

Don't be fooled by tools like PFPortChecker. If you open the 7917 port in your router, it WILL tell you that 7917 is open. This is false. Your computer does not see it this way, as it still cannot HOST through port 7917. Which is vital, since AC:B uses p2p hosting. So try these steps!

A heads up: If you can't find whatever settings I talk about in one or more of the steps in this guide, just tell me which one and which operating system you're on. This guide was made with windows 7, so things might have different names on vista/xp!


STEP 1: (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP)
First thing to do is make sure your UPnP is enabled/on. You do this by accessing your Router's web interface (Typically by typing http://192.168.1.# (last number varies))


To find the right address to your router, go to Start->Search->Type 'cmd' and hit enter.


In the next popup type 'ipconfig' and hit enter.


The line where it says "Gateway address..." is your Router's IP-Address.


Type the Router's IP-Address into your internet browser. If it asks you for a Username and password, the default username is 'admin' and a blank password.
If that doesn't work, try 'admin' as password also.


Routers vary a lot in their web-interface, but just navigate the page until you find something mentioning UPnP. Set it to either 'auto' or 'ON'. Apply the settings (if there is an apply-button) and move on to Step 2!

STEP 2:
Go to Start->Search and type 'Network'. If it doesn't show, go Start->Computer and look for 'Network' in the left hand menu.


In Network you should find your router listed (sometimes two router icons http://lyngton.com/yes.jpg )


Right click and select 'Properties' on the correct router (only one of them will let you do the next step, so try both if the first doesn't have 'General').


Click on 'General' then 'Settings', like shown in the above pic, and do the following: http://lyngton.com/fix.png

Text Guide version of the above picture:
After hitting 'settings', click 'Add' in the new window.


Add a discription (whatever you like).


Add your local IP (not your external IP or the Router's IP).
If you're not sure what your IP is; do the 'ipconfig' method I mentioned earlier. The number following "IPv4 Address..." is your local IP-Address.


Under "External Port number for this service:" type 7917 and select UDP.
Do the same under "Internal Port number for this service:".


Click 'OK'


Repeat the previous steps to add the same port, this time as TCP.


Click 'OK' until you're out of the router's settings. And that should be it!



Note: Personally I only opened port 7917 (both TCP and UDP).
If it still doesn't work after doing this (you should be getting instant games, or fill 1/6 games up very quickly), try adding some more of the ports that ubisoft has listed using the method described above:
List of aditional ports: http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4531/portsn.jpg


Troubleshooting:
Enabling UPnP Locally aswell might help if the guide has no effect (It may also help you if you can't access the 'General' tab on the router in the 'Network' menu!)

- Windows 7: Go to Start-> Control Panel-> Network and Sharing Center-> 'Change advanced sharing settings' in the top lefthand corner-> Under 'network discovery' turn network discovery ON.

- Windows XP:
http://www.bitwiseim.com/wiki/index...._in_Windows_XP

- Windows Vista:
ttp://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/12/turn-on-and-enable-upnp-or-network-discovery-in-windows-vista/


If you followed these steps and still can't connect to test if it has blocked any vital support programs for AC:B, try either disabling your firewall (on both your router and PC) or make sure ACBMP.exe is allowed access through the firewall.


If you can't access your Router to set it to UPnP (You might be on a college campus), and you can't access the settings mentioned above in step 2; I'm afraid you're going to have to wait for Ubisoft to come through with a patch


If your ISP has blocked the lower Port ranges ( 1000 and down ), then you'll have to wait for Ubisoft to figure out a way to make the game run on a different set of ports. They have announced that they are aware of this problem.


If your Router keeps getting new connections (people connect to the router wirelessly), and your Local IP is set to Dynamic, the changes done in Step 2 might become undone as the Router sometimes allocates a new Local IP to your Computer. You could try setting your local IP to Static, but I haven't had much experience with this working so good. Remember to update the port settings from Step 2 with your new static IP.

How to set a static IP

- Vista/Windows 7:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...n-windows.html

- Windows XP:
http://www.designcodeexecute.com/200...ip-windows-xp/
To undo the settings in these two guides, just go back and set everything to automatic again.


There might be more issues keeping this guide from helping you, but right now I can't figure out why it doesn't work for everybody! Atleast now you can say you've tried ^^

carlairth
04-28-2011, 05:57 PM
Let me know how you get on and if this helps at all.

Acherrum
04-29-2011, 01:08 AM
Great, but all this information was already combined in the official sticky about this problem.

Good job on summing it all up in one post though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And welcome to the forum.

PS. it's not a real fix, it only works for a part of the community. And next to that there is just a general problem with matchmaking that cannot be fixed client-side.
Ubisoft's matchmaking protocol is just really bad.

Black_Widow9
04-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Hello and welcome to the Forums http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Please check here-
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood [PC] Connection issues.[updated 05/04] (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5031067519/m/9691085619)

Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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