Can't Host / Can't Connect to Battle.net and Other Common Fixes

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Ranik: Everyone can host if they can log on to Battle.net, but when other people can't join, that means you "can't host". Which in your case, you do the steps in the first post.

My Problem: I can log on to USWest,Europe, and Asia, but NOT USEAST. Why? I get the error "Unable to connect. You may be trying to connect to an invalid Battle.net server...". It started recently, one time i was playing fine, and logged off for about 5 min, when i come back, i get that message. I already re-installed WC3 and it still isn't fixed. I know it's not my firewall (in the computer), because i don't have any. I have a modem (2wire HW1000) and router.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I think i know what the problem is. After reading a few posts about this issue, i see that you may also get that message when you are banned. Me and my brother have 4 cd-keys (Legit). Since we want to play on the same server, USEAST, we didn't know which one's we had, so we used CDKey changer and messed around with it. I guess they banned us for doing that (My brother can't go there either).
Only thing i wonder, is it a perma ban? >_<
 
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Well.. For the link for D-Link router asks to choose a country.. However it shows only the USA.. And I live in Europe.
 
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Wutman

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i did what u said, went to windows firewall opened those ports. and then my linksys page following that port forwarding site u had there. and when it came to the point when I had to type in the application and then ports and stuff. i didn't know what to put in the application. shuld I put Warcraft III or war3.exe or what?
 
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Nomad 911

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I have my own cd and now, after 2 years of playing bnet, I cannot connect b/c it cannot validate it. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, and now i cannot connect to bnet.
 

Mahucharn

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I'm trying to host Warcraft 3, I opened all the ports in and out through my firewall and my router doesnt have a fire wall. I have Trend Micro PC-Cillin and Windows Vista, What do I do to get me hosting
 

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I'm trying to host Warcraft 3, I opened all the ports in and out through my firewall and my router doesnt have a fire wall. I have Trend Micro PC-Cillin and Windows Vista, What do I do to get me hosting

All routers block most ports by default. Your router should have an option along the lines of; 'Virtual Server' or 'Special Application'.
 

Mahucharn

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I tried to put the port into my router, but I still can't host

Question: Do I have to reinstall the game after I get the ports through my fire wall and router?
 

sqrage

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I tried to put the port into my router, but I still can't host

Question: Do I have to reinstall the game after I get the ports through my fire wall and router?

No.
But it will ask you to fill in 192.168.1.X
The X dictates which client you are opening the port for.
Try to find something along the lines of 'Client List' and see which # yours is, then fill that is accordingly.


I think that's where most people go wrong.
 

Mahucharn

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I have my ip address, and I tried just about everything and it still dont work.
 
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gunnerdude23

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Usb net adaptor model WUS854G 2.4GHZ on my computer, the other computer in the other room has the rouater. Is it possible for me the host a warcraft 3 custom game, I opened port 6112 on TCP but it still doesnt work, because I wait 10 min no one joins my game, how do I fix this.
 
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nahallacman

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so lost :(

i can do all the things described in this tutorial with ease
i have a 3 step process in getting to my internet
things come in from on the DSL line to my modem
then to my router
then to my computer
my router is a WRT54G linsys router
my modem is an actiontec modem with wireless gateway

for some reason I CANT HOST
iv tried porting
iv tried disableing firewalls alltogether
iv tried DMZ's on both my modem and my router
(and yes i set it so the dmz opens up to my router then my router dmz opens up to my computer)
i have disabled all firewalls on my computer
and all anti-virus/security programs

and i cant host
im completely lost here folks
any guesses?
any help would be greatly appreaciated
 

Mahucharn

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I have a guess.... some routers dont do the whole port thing, thats what mine's problem was, so if your router can't do ports then it doesnt work.
 
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nahallacman

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um...

i think you missed the point of me saying it has a DMZ pointed to my computer
a dmz is a de-militarized zone
aka
no blockage
whatsoever
therefore no my knowledge there is nothing blocked from my modem or my router
thats why this is so frustrateing
 

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Open this to install latest WC3 Patch

I have 802.11b/g wireless LAN connected and i don't have driver now i connect by ADSL
 
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