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Back in the good ol' days of wires running throughout your house to your router, LAN gaming was simple. Start the server, join, and go. With wireless, I can't seem to find any games set up. My sister and I want to play a range of games from Killing Floor, Descent, Gears of War, Half-Life DM, etc. but we can't see the game, even though we are on the same network. The only way I can get it to work is by plugging an ethernet cable from my computer to hers, but even then, my PC shows it as Unidentified Network and Public, and hers shows it as Home Network, and it's all good.

How can we run our LAN games wirelessly, but not doing an Adhoc/VPN connection.
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^this

i still have over 200 feet of cat5 in my attic oh the good days


i am assuming drivers were installed correctly for both machines, if not try re-installing

under device manager>networkadapters>"your driver name" is enabled and is properly working?

finally on your network and sharing in control panel is it enabled so others can "see" you as well as connect to you?
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i still have over 200 feet of cat5 in my attic oh the good days
i am assuming drivers were installed correctly for both machines, if not try re-installing
under device manager>networkadapters>"your driver name" is enabled and is properly working?
finally on your network and sharing in control panel is it enabled so others can "see" you as well as connect to you?

If course it is working properly, and driver installation isn't really the issue.
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hmmm the only hing else i can think of is you can apply port forwarding rules to your ip mabey that would work, then agian you really should not need to port forward since you are on the same network.......


can you physically connect to her ip via vpn on wireless?
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Try Garena.
Or Hamachi to setup your LANs.
I'm assuming you just want 1v1/co-op?

Couple friends and I got together the other day to LAN, we ended up 'LANing' on empty servers, 3v3, 4v4, etc etc.
Then when we got bored (or I got bored of destroying them rolleyes.gif), we all hopped into a half-full sever, and joined squads, and played.

Note, this is all on BF3.

We also opted to play some L4D2, in which we used Garena to play, Versus/Campaign mode all worked out great, and was actually pretty fun.

I prefer LANs to gaming at home, with friends... there's just more.... feeling when everybody is stuffed in one room, 6 computers blazing, warm gets incredibly warm from all the fans a'spinnin...
Edited by rawfuls - 4/8/12 at 8:20pm
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