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Warcraft III - Garena - LAN gaming, hosting and ‘mass X ping’

This setup has the following characteristics:
  • 2 PC within same LAN
  • Both can play in each other’s hosted games
  • Both can host games
  • Solves ‘mass X ping in Garena’


Hardware and specs:
  • XP Pro 32bit
  • Vista Basic 32bit
  • Aztech High Speed USB/Ethernet Modem Router DSL906EU : 1 USB & 1 Ethernet port (modem/router)
  • Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router F5D9230-4 : 1 Modem port & 4 Computer port (wireless router)


Step 1 : Hardware setup
  • Connect a PC - HUB Ethernet cable from modem/router to router‘s modem port.
  • Connect PC to router using PC - HUB Ethernet cables
  • Plug in the phone line and power source
  • Switch on the modem followed by router and PC with 30 seconds interval
  • Check that all PC are able to connect to the internet at factory default settings


Step 2 : Modem setup 
  • Login to modem (192.168.1.1)
  • Set DHCP range (modem’s router range) to exclude 192.168.1.255 (Router static IP) e.g 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254
  • Port forward 192.168.1.255 (Router static IP), TCP 6112 - 6113 (1 port for each PC playing Warcraft III)
  • Port forward 192.168.1.255, TCP & UDP 1513 - 1514 (1 port for each PC connecting to Garena)


Step 3 : Router setup
  • Login to router (192.168.2.1)
  • Set WAN IP to be Static IP, 192.168.1.255
  • Set DHCP range to exclude 192.168.2.254 - 192.168.2.255 (PC static IP)
  • Port forward 192.168.2.254 (PC 1), TCP 6112, TCP & UDP 1513
  • Port forward 192.168.2.255 (PC 2), TCP 6113, TCP & UDP 1514
Step 4 : PC setup
  • At PC 1:
    • set Static IP to be 192.168.2.254, gateway to be 192.168.2.1, subnet mask and DNS as per usual setting
    • Set Warcraft III game port to be 6112 (at Warcraft III, click settings > gameplay)
    • Set Garena to connect via port TCP/UDP 1513 (at Garena login page, click advanced)
    • Setup windows firewall to allow:
      • Programs Garena and Warcraft III
      • Port TCP/UDP 1513
  • At PC 2: 
    • set Static IP to be 192.168.2.255, gateway to be 192.168.2.1, subnet mask and DNS as per usual setting
    • Set Warcraft III game port to be 6113 (at Warcraft III, click settings > gameplay)
    • Set Garena to connect via port TCP/UDP 1514 (at Garena login page, click advanced)
    • Setup windows firewall to allow:
      • Programs Garena and Warcraft III
      • Port TCP/UDP 1514


Step 5 : Have some faith
  • Pray and hope it works for you like it did for me = )
  • If it doesn't, do post your feedbacks here, maybe the mods could help improve on this guide


Notes :
  • IP addresses are configurable, just abide by the rules of the settings, static IP to be outside of DHCP range
  • Configurability of Gateway IP is modem or router dependent
  • Warcraft III game ports to be within 6112 - 6119
  • For Garena game ports, recommended by its website FAQ is 1513.
  • I’m not sure if opening up and port forwarding 1514 would cause any security vulnerability.
  • For my personal usage, I’ve replaced 1514 with a port from the dynamic port range (49152 - 65535)
  • At each login of Garena, you’ll need to click advanced settings to enable logging in via the above game ports setup
  • Please try at your own risk, feedbacks are welcomed to improve on this guide.
  • A possible side effect is during and after playing in either's hosted game, there seems to be problem accessing websites, which could be resolved by Repairing the connection.
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Pulse said:

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Ok i`ve read this post and i`m glad that there are still a lot of ppl trying to help one another, so i`ll tell you about my case. I have 4 roommates and a friend of mine comes here from time to time. We can play in one game without a problem, we can see each other games but we have problems with garena connectivity. It`s rly hard to connect to garena and even if you do sometimes you`ll get 50% "server offline" when you`re trying to join a room. Here's my router and garena settings, see if you can figure something out:

Starting IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Maximum number of DHCP users: 50
Router gives us 6 ports starting from 1511 (for IP 192.168.1.100) and ending at 1516 (for IP 192.168.1.106) (IP 192.168.1.102 is free atm) These ports are both for TCP and UDP.
I didn't touch the Wc3 ports and i`m not sure i should (think). Is wc3 ports rly important or my problem is somewhere else.
Any ideas?
 
March 08, 2011
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