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Hey guys

I have a Speedlink Thompson 780i router, I think, and I'm having problems with it

I tried making a server on Halo so I could play for a bit.. I made a dedicated server then went into the game to look for it. I found it but couldn't connect. So I pissed about with port settings for about half an hour until I made it so I could connect to my server. then I went on Gamespy to check if the server was on there and it wasn't so I'm not sure if anybody else could see my server..

It'd be nice to run a server for people because most of the servers are either modded or sniper only which sucks balls.

Anyway, my next problem. GMod 9.0.4. I can't play multiplayer at all. I try to make a server, it gets half way through loading and says unable to authenticate libraries or something, and crashes to desktop..

If I try to join a server it just freezes on the Sending Client Info stage.

What the hellz is goin on =[

Edit: Most other game servers work when I open the ports, it's just these two are being fiddly. I've not really noticed problems with other.
    
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Your router must be a hardware firewall, which means that you need to open a port if you want to create a dedicated server, I believe. Maybe try googling how do this, I'm not sure.
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Create Virtual Server with the IP of the machine you wanna use as the game server. Use Port-Forwarding to forward the port(s) needed to that IP and set to TCP/UDP allow all.
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