Have you ever successfully used this feature?


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    We are about to remove a feature that @LaFayette and I consider "not working most of the time".
    If you ever tried hosting a game on your own, you probably came across Port-forwarding. In order to enable TripleA to communicate through your Firewall you need to setup special Rules on your local Router.
    If this rule was not setup properly, TripleA will tell you that your PC is not reachable from the Internet and offer you to try adding this Rule automatically. The question is if this automatic Rule-adding ever worked out-of-the box for you.
    If you never tried hosting a game on your own, I highly want to encourage you to try it for testing purposes and vote what your result was int the Poll above.
    Steps:

    1. Open TripleA
    2. Join The Lobby
    3. Click Host Game
    4. Wait for an error message to pop up telling you your computer is not reachable and click 'OK'
    5. Press 'Yes' if you are asked if TripleA should try setting port forwarding with UPnP
    6. Vote in the Poll which result you got

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    I use it all the time. Yes it makes stuff easier.


  • Admin

    @prastle In this case cast your vote!


  • Admin

    @RoiEX sorry missed your button nice job :)


  • Admin

    @prastle What makes me suspicious: What exactly do you mean by "all the time"?
    (This feature would normally only be used once per router or after a router reset).
    Do you really mean the UPnP feature or do you just mean the host game option?


  • Admin

    @RoiEX To clarify my one ISP has been giving me issues. They seem to require resetting about every 3 weeks. So yes I use it often with them. Otherwise i would say many use it if they can host.


  • Admin

    @prastle May I ask you which router you are using?


  • Admin

    @RoiEX One is a D-Link AC3150, the other is a ZTE MF275R Rocket Hub. The rocket hub was setup using UPnP.


  • Admin

    @prastle Is UPnP enabled by default though? If it isn't you'd have to login into your routers webinterface anyways.

    There are several problems of UPnP which are basically security issues.
    UPnP doesn't know what authentification is, so every device could access and modify your routers settings without any restrictions, which would normally require at least a password.
    That's why UPnP is considered insecure.

    UPnP+ seems to be a better "version", but is barely supported as it's a relatively new standard (2015), so it doesn't seem to be a better option...


  • Admin

    @RoiEX makes no diff to me remove it. I was just saying it works sometimes. I can port forward. Also my old routers it was enabled but yes i have to enable UpnP on it now.


  • Admin

    @prastle Nice to hear :)


  • Admin

    @roiex I know this topic is old already, but I was one of two yes votes a while back. Just wanted to say I find the port forward program extremely useful. In my case, I connect via wifi and my router is not easily accessible, thus in order to manually configure it is a huge hassle for me. I'm sure there are others out there who use it and find it helpful, but just never came across this topic.

    I would greatly appreciate if you brought the port forwarding program back in the new releases. Or point me to a link where I can download the program. Thank you in advance
    .


  • Admin

    @general_zod While we're probably not going to add this feature back, there are alternatives for you to keep having simple access: I found this and this other program which might do the same job, you just need to enter the port you configured manually.
    There are probably other tools out there that do the same thing as well.


  • Admin

    @general_zod But if you really can't find a good alternative, I can write you a small basic program which does exactly the same thing as triplea did in the past.


  • Admin

    @roiex I'll give this a try, the next time my router reconfigures itself. The description for "Simple Port Forwarding" program looks like it's simple enough to do, without me inadvertantly exposing my computer to unnecesary security risks. I hope.

    However, I'm running the worst windows ever. So the above may not be compatible with win10.

    Anyways, I can still get it done with .3635. If I login to lobby with .3635, and use the port forward program from there to set my router. Then close lobby and re-open lobby with the new release.

    I do appreciate the offer to write me a script though. Thanks


  • Admin

    @roiex

    Bringing this old topic again. You offered to write a script last time.

    @prastle and I would appreciate if you can write us a script, to activate the port forwarding on wifi routers which can not be easily accessed by hard wired connections. So we don't have to launch 3635 to do it.

    Would be greatly appreciated.


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    @RoiEX

    Including it with game would be cool. As long as we had a security risk message with it. But I will settle for a personal script if you guys are adamant on this topic.


  • Admin

    upnp.zip
    @General_Zod This should work for you. This is basically the old TripleA code copy pasted, so if any text seems weird to you, you know why.
    If you experience any bugs with this, please let me know.

    EDIT:
    Note to myself in case I ever want to make this tool more than a dirty hack: Use Gradle + Maven


  • Admin

    @roiex still has an error roi cant unzip can't paste


  • Admin

    @prastle Sorry, I forgot that 7-zipped zips are sometimes incompatible with Windows.
    Will fix that.


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