online game rules?

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  1. budgibollox

    budgibollox Registered Member

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    hi all

    im reasonably new to firewalls, so bare with me please

    i cant play any online games with ghost firewall enabled, another post mentions opening all incoming and outgoing UDP packets, would this be safe to do or would this just open up my comp to hackers?

    also is ghost fiewall aqeqate for protection and do i need anything else?

    many thanks
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    id find out what ports your game needs and try making rule(s) to open just the necessary ports but not all.

    ghostwall is adequate for incoming protection but if you want outgoing protection, then u should use appdefend too.
     
  3. budgibollox

    budgibollox Registered Member

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    ta fr reply m8,

    another question for ya :)

    half life says it uses ports:

    * UDP 1200 (For the Friends service)
    * UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive
    * TCP 27020 to 27050 inclusive

    do you know how i can setup a bulk rule for all ports as above instead of setting them up individually? ie, udp 27000 then udp 27001.....

    also would i have to set local port to any?

    cheers again

    gaz
     
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    when specifying ports, u can put a range like 27000-27015.

    i think u just put "any" for local port.

    good luck
     
  5. bisli777

    bisli777 Registered Member

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    WSFuser is doesnt work
    im try to play conquer online game :|
    but i can't
    still blocked :(
     
  6. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    Not stating this is the way, but my way.I just turn off my software firewall when online gaming as I am still using my router's hardware firewall.It has worked very well for over 3 years with zero problems.Firewall rules can be a pain.
     
  7. farmerlee

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    You will need to google the rules needed for that game and manually enter them into ghostwall. If you want simpler approach just use the xp firewall.
     
  8. Hermescomputers

    Hermescomputers Registered Member

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    I cant help much if you don't specify which games you need running...
    However I have provided my main online games which are Battlefield 2 and GRAW (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter)...

    Now here is a safety tip. After you finished playing your game just move the "Block All Protocols" rule just above the game rules and reverse this to play games... this way you will block all those ports when your game is not "Listening" to those ports and prevent possible exploit by processes that may also be listening for miscellaneous open ports...

    enjoy the pic!
     

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