Setting Up A wireless LAN for Gaming?

edited November 2007 in Science & Tech
How do I set one of these up for gaming? tell me what info you need to help me and Ill get it to ya ASAP.
Sniper

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  • edited November 2007
    You don't have any wired options at all? Wireless for gaming only works for very few machines or games that have very efficient network code.
  • edited November 2007
    I can do it wired also I have both capabilities in my house but I cant get my wired or wireless to work for LAN gaming.
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida
    edited November 2007
    Check firewall settings and the like. What operating systems?
  • edited November 2007
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and Windows XP Professional.
    What do you mean firewall settings?

    I have IOLO Firewall/Antivirus.

    Add the other computer as a trusted member? Would I have to set the other computer up as a part of a network place?
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited November 2007
    You should be able to have wireless LAN gaming, over where i am we do wireless LAN gaming by connecting to a computer-computer network which one of us creates...we also can do it through the internet, but our school blocks it, so we go for creating a computer-computer network...

    But yeah, firewalls need to be off....

    PS this works for game like BF2, CSS, DoDS and COD2...all of which we play through wireless lan...
  • edited November 2007
    Isnt there too much of a liability of your computer being attacked or getting a virus. I know my computers get attacked. My old computer I reinstalled it and had it hooked up to the internet for maybe 2 hours and it got about 8 or 9,000 viruses/spyware/adware/malware junk on it I couldnt believe it.
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited November 2007
    Well usually when me and my friends are connected to a computer-computer network we aren't playing through the internet (and in this case we are usually all gathered together...)

    If you are connected to the internet by the same server, then i think wireless LAN should work, and yeah virus attacks may happen....i have Norton Internet Security 2007, and it blocks any intrusions....do you have an anit-virus software?
  • edited November 2007
    Ya I have IOLO Antivirus and Firewall. This isnt going into a server for a game like AOE 3. We start the game, go to multiplayer, Host a server through LAN and it doesnt show up on the other computer hooked into our wireless or Cable modem hub.
  • edited November 2007
    can you see other machine(s) on your windows network?
  • edited November 2007
    No I cant, I can only see my own computer so should I go through and set up a network. I usually do it when I install my OS but I didnt install it on this computer so I must have to do that.
  • leishi85leishi85 Grand Rapids, MI
    edited November 2007
    how do you get that many viruses or spyware in couple hours after reinstalling windows is beyond. You couldn't have got it, if u didn;t go to certain sites or do certain stupid things.
  • edited November 2007
    I know thats what I said when I saw it all I was doing was installing the drivers on my computer.
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