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Fix for BT HomeHub / Thomson / BeBox etc routers disconnecting - walking into walls

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  • #31
    This fix no longer works

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Labyrinth View Post
      This fix no longer works
      I installed it around 3 days ago and it solved my router disconnecting perfectly, I'm finally able to play Killing Floor, Team Fortress 2 etc. online again because of this, how does it not work?

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      • #33
        I would be surprised if it has stopped working, unless Steam has replaced this file (perhaps due to using the SteamUI beta?). If this is the case, then simply replace the file again (and make it read-only).

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Morello View Post
          I would be surprised if it has stopped working, unless Steam has replaced this file (perhaps due to using the SteamUI beta?). If this is the case, then simply replace the file again (and make it read-only).
          Nope, using Steam Beta UI, using the fix too, works perfectly. Thanks for that, really made me frustrated when I couldn't play any Steam games anymore just because my router was "good" for having a function that prevents hacking. >_<'

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          • #35
            Glad it's working for you Yin, I was aiming my reply at Labyrinth's comment. The router's actually at fault here, so don't praise it too much

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Morello View Post
              Glad it's working for you Yin, I was aiming my reply at Labyrinth's comment. The router's actually at fault here, so don't praise it too much
              Yeah but I heard that this masterserver problem is usually caused by routers with a safety function against hackers, it basically shuts down when it gets too many UDP connections, which the masterserver does, atleast I guess so, it's what I read, correct me if it's wrong.

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              • #37
                In this case it isn't this feature causing it, instead it's a faulty rule in the router's configuration. You can read all about it in the link from my original post. The UDP flood detection will kick in if there are lots of inbound udp connections within a short space of time, but there hasn't been an issue with this in KF because the servers aren't queried quickly enough, and it shouldn't happen in any games using the Steam servers since a few years ago they slowed this down.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Morello View Post
                  In this case it isn't this feature causing it, instead it's a faulty rule in the router's configuration. You can read all about it in the link from my original post. The UDP flood detection will kick in if there are lots of inbound udp connections within a short space of time, but there hasn't been an issue with this in KF because the servers aren't queried quickly enough, and it shouldn't happen in any games using the Steam servers since a few years ago they slowed this down.
                  Yeah but why exactly do some routers tend to disconnect when getting the masterserver list? Just curiousity, it says because of a hidden configuration that shuts it down "60" seconds after getting the list.

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                  • #39
                    How can i bind back that GAME(UDP) port=27010-27011, if something goes wrong?

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                    • #40
                      If you remove it from the router config, just enter the command :connection bind application=GAME(UDP) port=27010-27011

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Yin View Post
                        Yeah but why exactly do some routers tend to disconnect when getting the masterserver list? Just curiousity, it says because of a hidden configuration that shuts it down &quot;60&quot; seconds after getting the list.
                        Simply put, it's because for some reason Thomson decided to put this specific rule into the router, and it is faulty - either the router handles it badly and causes any connections initially made during this rule to time out after the 1 minute that is specified, hence people disconnecting after joining the server, or it handles it really badly and locks up / resets. There's no reason for it to be there, and even worse, it is a hidden rule which doesn't show up in the web config, so you can't get rid of it without being able to telnet into the router's config.

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                        • #42
                          Well I don't have a Thomson router but that basically means the router has a hidden setting that cannot be changed that basically says: "Hi, I'm crappy, I will turn off when you turn on a game, have a nice day Miss!"

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Morello View Post
                            Glad it's working for you Yin, I was aiming my reply at Labyrinth's comment. The router's actually at fault here, so don't praise it too much
                            Its working fine now, not sure what went wrong but after factory reseting the router and deleting everything apart from steam.exe and steamapps (then replacing the masterservers file) seems to have fixed it

                            Ironicly thomson wont do nothing about the rule nor will the ISP, shame you cant actually email/contact the actual engineers directly about this, but i think BE broadband might be changing at some point to a different brand

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                            • #44
                              Ok, so I've put this in the config folder, deleted and replaced the old one. But theres a "MasterServer2" file. Do I need to delete that too? Because it still isnt letting me stay connected properly after about 10 seconds. Everyone walks in a fixed direction, no ammo use, no damage etc...

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                              • #45
                                It worked perfectly a few days ago and stopped working now, can anyone help me out?

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