Playing a game over an ethernet cable

jethcalark - Aug 24, 2008 at 03:36 PM
 Boo - Nov 23, 2008 at 06:19 AM

Me and my sister are trying to play a multiplayer game of Battle for Middle Earth 1 with an ethernet cable. In game, we select Multiplayer, then Network. I can see her, but she can't see me. When she hosts a game and I attempt to join it, i'm given a error message stating "Connection timed out."

all i did was plug the cable into the comps, nothing more.

I'm using a IBM laptop with Windows XP Professional. She is using a Dell desktop with Windows XP Home.


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Aug 25, 2008 at 06:01 AM
This is because her firewall is blocking access to the application.

Tell her to enable access to the playing network.

While playing make sure that all firewalls on both machine is turnoff.

Hi, Me and my bf are having the same problem connecting - he can see me and read what i type but i can't read/see him. We have both of our firewalls off and i was playing it with a friend a few hours before (my friend was on my bfs computer) anyone know what could be wrong i have no idea.