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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 16:48 #147464
RestingSheep
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Tried to set up multiplayer with several people, following the steps from the wiki and common knowledge, and every signle time we run into the error seen below, and cant join:

It's become a bit of a problem, we don't get the option to accept clients or anything.

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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 17:14 #147466
GeoffM
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That IP address is unusual (though not necessarily wrong). Are you sure it's not 192.168.1.56 rather than 192.168.56.1?

In any case, there are two common reasons why one machine cannot connect to the other: the port is blocked by a firewall or antivirus; or the port is not forwarded to that PC. I doubt it's the latter if you're on the same home network. That said, are you all on the same network? If not then you're not using a publicly visible internet address.

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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 17:40 #147467
RestingSheep
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We're all on different networks spread across the UK and one in Sweden if that's what you needed to know. I'll try again with that IP, but besides that, I'm pretty lost (will let you know how it goes)
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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 18:21 #147468
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Hi!

RestingSheep And I have Removed the firewall in the way of His Device and checked everything you mentioned above, Yet still we are unable to connect, We have both tried hosting and being a client etc. It is very unusual as I am able to join people but he is unable.

Please Reply to this with any other tips you may have or things we can try!

Thanks, Peach

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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 18:32 #147469
GeoffM
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RestingSheep in post 147467 said:
We're all on different networks spread across the UK and one in Sweden if that's what you needed to know. I'll try again with that IP, but besides that, I'm pretty lost (will let you know how it goes)
Ok, so that IP address you're using is only for your local/home network. Nobody can directly see it outside that network. Use this link to get your public IP address. Whoever the host is is still likely needs port forwarding set up.

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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 18:53 #147470
postal
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PeachPlumb in post 147468 said:
Hi!

RestingSheep And I have Removed the firewall in the way of His Device and checked everything you mentioned above, Yet still we are unable to connect, We have both tried hosting and being a client etc. It is very unusual as I am able to join people but he is unable.

Please Reply to this with any other tips you may have or things we can try!

Thanks, Peach
Are you setting up in line with the explanations in the Wiki at https://www.SimSig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=usertrack:ssrun:multiplayer:port_forwarding?

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Can't get multiplayer to work 03/08/2022 at 20:40 #147471
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GeoffM in post 147466 said:
That IP address is unusual (though not necessarily wrong). Are you sure it's not 192.168.1.56 rather than 192.168.56.1?
That's the default range for Virtualbox host adapters, so probably isn't the one required.

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Can't get multiplayer to work Yesterday at 14:36 #147558
Ronkeager
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It could also be a problem with not having an external IP adress. Using a TCP forwarder like ngrok fixed it for me.
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