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Prevent long delays when connecting to IRC servers
Authored by: pauljlucas on Mar 12, '09 11:14:27AM
The ethernet transport mechanism is irrelevant: you can use any server on a computer over a wireless connection. It's just that most computers that connect wirelessly are assigned a dynamic IP address.

In order for a server on a home network to work, the server machine must be able to be connected to via port 113. For that to happen, one of the following must be true:

  • The machine must be directly connected to the DSL/cable modem, i.e., no hub/switch.
  • If there is a switch, the machine must have a local static IP address and port 113 must be mapped to it in the switch.
  • If there is a switch, the machine must be marked as the DMZ host and port 113 must not be mapped elsewhere.
Again, whether a machine connects wirelessly is irrelevant. If you were to assign your laptop a staic IP and portmap 113 to it, it would work just fine.

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- Paul

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