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Quite often I see new threads depicting a person's inability to host public games on Warcraft III through Battle.Net. It is my understanding that there is not a single solution to this problem because there are many different kinds of routers and many different kinds of firewalls.

My goal in this guide is to provide as many solutions that I can in an organized fashion. Input from you guys is very much needed as I am only aware of a few things that can potentially fix this problem. Any relevant and useful information from you guys will be added to the original post with credits to you, and you will also receive a rep for your help. Things such as links, pictures and even YouTube links are helpful. With that, onto the guide(s) to host games on Battle.net!

1. Open port 6112 through Windows firewall. Many people that have this problem are not aware that Windows Firewall is active and will not allow you to host a game. You must allow an exception. Follow this path, My Computer--->Control Panel--->Windows Firewall. Click the Exceptions tab, the add program button and then browse. Warcraft III's default path is C:\\Program Files\\Warcraft III\\Warcraft III.exe. Most of you probably have Warcraft III's expansion, The Frozen Throne and you'll need to add that as an exception as well. The Frozen Throne's default path is C:\\Program Files\\Warcraft III\\Frozen Throne.exe.

After you have added Warcraft III as an exception in Windows firewall, you need to make sure that port 6112 is open. Click Warcraft III in the Programs and Services list in Windows Firewall, click edit and make sure the port number is 6112. This is done in Windows XP. If someone would like to make a guide for Windows Firewall in Vista, Windows 7 or another operating system, please do so.

2. Visit PortForward.com to learn how to configure your router with Warcraft III. The first step at this website is to find and select your router. I am not going to list the makes and models of the supported routers because there is a ton of them listed, chances are yours is one of them. After you have selected your router, it website will bring you to a new page that asked what game you want to configure your router with. In this case find Warcraft III but there are also a lot of other games to pick from. Clicking Warcraft III will bring you to another page with step by step instructions to configure your router.

3. m|dg3t's How To: Host Warcraft III Battlenet Games with Linksys Routers. This is a thread created by m|dg3t right here on OCN. This thread provides information on how to host with Linksys routers.

4. YouTube links with additional information to host on Warcraft III



5. Host games in Vista with Windows Firewall.

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Originally Posted by OfficerMac
Allowing warcraft 3 through Windows Firewall in Windows Vista

1. Click on the start button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Open Windows Firewall
4. Left pane of the window will have an "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" link you need to click on
5. Click continue when UAC comes up
6. Look for Warcraft 3 and skip to step 8 if warcraft 3 is on the list.
7. Select add program and browse for the warcraft 3 executable and froze throne if you have it.
8. Click once on warcraft III and click add port
9. Both UDP and TCP need to be open.
10. Enter Warcraft 3 TCP for name, 6112 for port number, and make sure TCP is selected then click ok.
11. Click add port again and name it Warcraft 3 UDP, port number 6112, and make sure UDP is selected and then click ok.
12. Repeat steps 10 & 11 for frozen throne if applicable.
13. Click ok in the firewall exceptions menu and you are all set.
Again, any additional useful information that you can provide will be added to this post and will be very much appreciated.
Edited by Zulli85 - 3/22/09 at 2:27pm
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Good guide for most people.

However, Ive found some people (including me) just can't host on Battle.net for unknown reasons (possibly hardware issues?). Ive run through the list of fixes but nothing works including recruiting the help of a networking friend.
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Good guide for most people.

However, Ive found some people (including me) just can't host on Battle.net for unknown reasons (possibly hardware issues?). Ive run through the list of fixes but nothing works including recruiting the help of a networking friend.
Sometimes Vista likes to reenable Windows Firewall. That's what caused it for me.
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Ask and you shall receive. I wrote this up real quick to help any one having trouble with Windows Firewall in Vista

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Allowing warcraft 3 through Windows Firewall in Windows Vista

1. Click on the start button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Open Windows Firewall
4. Left pane of the window will have an "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" link you need to click on
5. Click continue when UAC comes up
6. Look for Warcraft 3 and skip to step 8 if warcraft 3 is on the list.
7. Select add program and browse for the warcraft 3 executable and froze throne if you have it.
8. Click once on warcraft III and click add port
9. Both UDP and TCP need to be open.
10. Enter Warcraft 3 TCP for name, 6112 for port number, and make sure TCP is selected then click ok.
11. Click add port again and name it Warcraft 3 UDP, port number 6112, and make sure UDP is selected and then click ok.
12. Repeat steps 10 & 11 for frozen throne if applicable.
13. Click ok in the firewall exceptions menu and you are all set.
    
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I evidently forgot to subscribe to this thread and didn't realize there were a few posts. Thanks for the guide, I'll add that to the OP.

Keep the tips coming!
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I found this very helpful although I still was not able to host. I opened my ports for my linksys router, I did the firewall exception, I put open ports in warcraft options. Im really not sure what the problem is anymore?
Im running Vista.
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I currently have ports 6112-6119 open through my router, I also have windows firewall turned off, even after allowing Warcraft III and all of the ports required (Both TCP and UDP). Also running Warcraft III as administrator and the port is set up to 6112. I still cannot host on warcraft III, I've been able to a few times at random moments, but otherwise, not a single strand of luck. I'm running Vista, gonna continue to search the web for possible solutions, but I'm starting to lose hope >_>
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No way to do same on Windows 7
I mean step 8 couse there isn't button add port ;/
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