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    Cannot host my game

    Hello,

    i have a connexion problem with my players on FG. The traditionnal steps are all fulfilled : i opened ports 1802. I got a fixed IP. I still got the red FAILURE message on the starting page.

    Also, on https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ , the port 1802 is closed. But on my routeur they are opened.


    I know there is a problem with my connexion, but which one ?

    (My firewall is checked and i alowed FG through it.)

    Thank you for your answers.

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    Welcome to the FG forums Gilray. Sorry you're having issues.

    Have you enabled port forwarding on your router to your FG GM computer? Just opening port 1802 is not enough - it needs to be forwarded to the IP address of the GM computer.

    Some background info in this thread, with some things to check in post #1: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...ions-Explained If you still have issues after trying the suggestions in post #1 please provide answers to the 7 questions at the bottom of post #1.
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    Thank you, i have forwarded it to my ip and it works perfectly. However, it works if i disable the wifi (DHCP). If i turn it on again, then i have a failure message on connexion to FG...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilray View Post
    Thank you, i have forwarded it to my ip and it works perfectly. However, it works if i disable the wifi (DHCP). If i turn it on again, then i have a failure message on connexion to FG...
    That'll be because you'll have a different IP address on WiFi.
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    See if your router can make a DHCP reservation for that computer's wifi connection. Then it'll always get the same IP address without having to set a static IP and your port forward rule won't need constant adjustment. Then you won't need to reconfigure it each time you connect to some other wifi network.

    EDIT: The coffee kicked in and I re-read this thread. Your wired and wifi connections will get different IP addresses than each other, even if they're not both connected at the same time. I suggest you pick one to always use (preferably wired, since those are faster and more reliable in almost all circumstances), give it a DHCP reservation (if possible), and point your port forwarding rule towards that IP address.
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    ok, i'll try this. in fact i've been trying for too many hours now

    Is this normal though that the port 1802 is still marked as "closed" on yougetsignal.com ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilray View Post
    Is this normal though that the port 1802 is still marked as "closed" on yougetsignal.com ?
    It will only register as open if you have Fantasy Grounds up and running, hosting a campaign and waiting for players to connect.
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