Need Assistance : Forwarding broadcast packets

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by szfsoft, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. szfsoft

    szfsoft Guest

    Here is my situation :

    I am running a WRT54GS and I would like to know someone's recommendation for doing the following:

    I have an XBox running on the LAN side of my network, and I need it to be able to "communicate" with XBoxes outside the network.

    The way they work is to broadcast their data packets to IP and udp/tcp port 3074.

    QUESTION : Is there a way to re-broadcast packets received at the WAN port to the LAN ports? One key factor I must keep in mind is I have no control over the router mine is connected to on the WAN/INTERNET side. The only device I have control over is my router.

    I CAN NOT do port-forwarding to my XBox because :1. The Xbox does not have an IP address when looking for system-link games (what I am trying to do). and also because, as far as I am aware, port-forwarding must be directional - aimed at my IP address, and not part of a broadcast.

    Thanks for any help I can get on this topic.

    If anyone has the slightest bit of information to help me, let me know.
  2. Mordenkainen

    Mordenkainen Network Guru Member

    That really isn't what you want to do. The broadcast would never live long enough to make it to your target Xbox.

    What you need to do is build a tunnel for the system-link traffic. To do this use something like GameSpy Arcades XBox add-on, XLink, or Kai. All are pieces of software that run on a PC and forward all xbox traffic to/from the tunnel.

    Using this method any system-link game can be played on line.

    Your other option (and perhaps a good one) would be to contact the Xlink team and see if the Xlink tunneling SW can be ported to run right on the router.

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

    EDIT - It appears Xlink is already ported to the router. Check out Xlinks web site for more info.

  3. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Perhaps a little more help. This will take you to the WRT / MIPS Routers (kaiStation) forum. Please note that it will require you to change your firmware to their forked version for the WRT54 router. This might be a good prospect for a package to be used in the forth comming Talisman :D
  4. Mordenkainen

    Mordenkainen Network Guru Member

    Sorry, didn't know if it was ok to post links in this forum.

    There are also resources there to integrate this into other firmware revs. You do not have to use their fork.

  5. qck

    qck Network Guru Member

    What about xbconnect ?
    I had that same problem a few months ago. The only thing I found that worked what this Gamers internet tunnel

    It’s not the best option but it works.
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