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

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

    EDIT: Since a Steam update it seems this does not work any more. Use one of the workarounds listed below:
    • connect to a game and when it disconnects you open the console with the ` or ' key and type reconnect (you may have to do this twice)
    • wait longer than 1 minute after refreshing the server list to join the game
    • add servers to your favourites and instead of using the Ranked / Unranked options, click favourites and connect from there - note that you will probably have to wait a minute before joining these anyway
    • join on friends through Steam
    • use the Steam server browser from outside of the game to connect

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This is for those whose game has specimens walking into walls within 60 seconds of joining a server who have one of the routers mentioned or any router which is a rebranded Thomson. This is caused by a defective network rule on the router.

    NEW FILE FIX - Download the MasterServer2.zip file attached at the bottom of this post, and follow the instructions below OR download the file and follow the instructions on the newly-updated Steam support page: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...1452-HCVB-6984

    Anyone experiencing the issue(s) above with these routers who is unable to, or doesn't want to, delete the rule from the router (instructions here), should:
    • download the attached zip file
    • extract the contained "MasterServer2.vdf" file into the "config" directory in their Steam folder, by default usually found at "C:\Program Files\Steam", over-writing the one that is there
    • mark the file read-only (IMPORTANT!) by right-clicking on it, selecting "Properties", and ticking the "Read-only" box and clicking OK

    After following these steps, you should be able to play without any issues on KF (and RO:O) servers, and if you had these problems on any other Steam games such as TF2, you might find that this fixes those as well.

    If this does not work for you, then you can try the following options: try forwarding your ports listed in a sticky (works for a few people), try the telnet fix (works 100% IF your router allows telnet access and you are able to log in to it), or use a workaround such as one of the following:
    • connect to a game and when it disconnects you (you see specimens walking into walls) open the console with the ` or ' key and type reconnect (you'll have to do this twice)
    • wait longer than 1 minute after refreshing the server list to join the game
    • add servers to your favourites and instead of clicking on internet, click favourites and connect from there


    For those who can't download the fix from here, open up the MasterServer2.vdf file (found in your Steam\config directory) in notepad and copy and paste the following in, replacing the contents.
    Code:
    "MasterServers"
    {
        "hl1"
        {
            "0"
            {
                "addr"        "69.28.151.162:27013"
            }
        }
        "hl2"
        {
            "0"
            {
                "addr"        "72.165.61.153:27015"
            }
        }
        "rdkf"
        {
            "0"
            {
                "addr"        "68.142.72.250:27012"
            }
        }
        "gms"
        {
        }
    }
    Save it and make sure you make it read-only, as above.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Morello; 12-08-2011, 08:05 PM.

  • KFrohman
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    Okay, I've seen this issue many times before and whilst the posted method works sometimes, it's very hit and miss. On my previous ISP's forums, they posted a fix for these kinds of routers and it always worked. It doesn't require messing with master server files at all. It's entirely router based.

    NOTE: Neither I or the person who originally posted this guide are responsible if you break or otherwise hinder/render your router inoperable by following this guide.

    This fix should correct the following issues:

    * Servers in Steam/in Steam games suffer ping 'spikes'
    * Difficulty/Inability to connect to servers
    * Use of Steam/Steam games causes the BeBox to freeze/stall/restart (crash)
    * Loss of connection to servers, or timeouts
    * Poor performance ('lag') in servers


    This fix involves editing the user.ini file to change configuration of the router.

    1. Follow this link to the router configuartion page:
    http://192.168.1.254/cgi/b/bandr/?ce...BACKUP_RESTORE
    *NOTE* This may be different for your router. You should be looking for a page which allows the saving (backing up) and uploading of config files.

    2.Enter username & password (default is Administrator, with the password left blank or the S/N from the bottom of the router - without the bit in () )

    3. Select Backup Configuration Now.... Don't close this window

    You should now have a user.ini file containing your router configuration options.

    4. Open it in Notepad. Go to Edit , Find and search for appconfig application=GAME(UDP)

    You should see three entries regarding UDP. You need to change them to:

    appconfig application=GAME(UDP) trace=enabled timeout=3
    appconfig application=CONE(UDP) trace=enabled timeout=3
    appconfig application=LOOSE(UDP) trace=enabled timeout=3

    Now again, go to Edit , Find and this time search for timerconfig timer=udpidle

    You should change this entry to:

    timerconfig timer=udpidle value=3

    5. Save that user.ini file to the desktop. Switch back to the router page and select Restore Configuration Now (or the equivalent "Upload Configuration" button)....

    6. Use the router dialog to locate and select the user.ini file that you have modified. The router should upload the file.

    7. Once configuration is uploaded, restart your router and all 'Connection Problem' or Server list crashes or Restarting of the router due to UDP flooding in CSS and other games should be FIXED.

    This fixes the steam games issue as posted here, as well as issues in Killing Floor, etc.

    Mods: I know this a monumental bump, but this is for the betterment of everyone who has this issue.

    Users: Please try this out and let me know if it works.

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  • Kornas
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    did everything as demonstrated and i have thomson router, watch this tutorial: Killing Floor / Monday Night Combat / Homefront BT Home Hub and Thomson router telnet fix tutorial - YouTube but again no help, again when im in server is only empty map: http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/80541588/file.html and in console i see this: http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/37087672/file.html and i cant reconnect, disconnect and etc from server and i was tryed to do like here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...1452-HCVB-6984 but.. again no changes

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  • The Beast (nl)
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    I couldn`t connect with my thomson router/modem. I have also called the
    company but they say to me, it isn`t allowed...

    An half hour ago i deleted both masterfiles from my steam folder and
    started RO2 again......

    AND IT DOES WORK, I SEE ALL RANKED SERVERS NOW.

    I hope that i have helped other players.

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  • fabius173
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    Hello guys, I have a thomson tg784 and even if I replace the zipped file does not change anything. someone has a real solution?

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  • HuNteR-
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    Originally posted by alpha172 View Post
    OP's fix does not work with Killing Floor. It works with Red Orchestra 2 However.

    I am using a Thomson TG782T (a really **** modem for gaming) and every 15-20 seconds I get disconnected from a multiplayer game; creatures and players running into walls.

    I've also tried defraging and verifying KF but to no avail.

    What's weird is that, when I installed KF yesterday I managed to play multiplayer for hours without problems. This problem hapenned today - must have been some sort of update.
    My favourite work around, favourite the server you want to join, then go to your favourites, join the server from there, I never freeze doing that.

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  • Morello
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    It would work for all games that use the Steam servers, but it appears that Valve have updated things on their end and this no longer functions.

    Leave a comment:


  • alpha172
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    OP's fix does not work with Killing Floor. It works with Red Orchestra 2 However.

    I am using a Thomson TG782T (a really **** modem for gaming) and every 15-20 seconds I get disconnected from a multiplayer game; creatures and players running into walls.

    I've also tried defraging and verifying KF but to no avail.

    What's weird is that, when I installed KF yesterday I managed to play multiplayer for hours without problems. This problem hapenned today - must have been some sort of update.

    Leave a comment:


  • PEZPKC
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    ive done all this stuff but i dont have this folder C:\Program Files\Steam\config\
    soo idk what to do

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  • fabius173
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    Hello everyone, I have a router thomson tg-784, I replaced the zipped file in c: / program files / config / and I put on "read only", but the game does not work the same.
    please help
    thanks

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  • FluX
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    [QUOTE=Pauline 88;925272]I can tell anyone who uses BT that BT are without a doubt, the ****tiest ISP that has ever been used. Ok it may have it's good peak times but for online it's pretty horrible

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  • Pauline 88
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    I can tell anyone who uses BT that BT are without a doubt, the ****tiest ISP that has ever been used. Ok it may have it's good peak times but for online it's pretty horrible

    Leave a comment:


  • parkaboy
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    Yay it worked

    Leave a comment:


  • rbss
    replied
    This didn

    Leave a comment:


  • [DAF] Annihilation
    replied
    I can tell anyone who uses BT that BT are without a doubt, the ****tiest ISP that has ever been used. Ok it may have it's good peak times but for online it's pretty horrible

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