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How to get Red Alert 2 working on a LAN

Red Alert 2 is fun. It’s even more fun to play it against a human opponent. For example through a LAN. Here’s howto.

Thanks to “Diaz”

  1. Install IPX protocol, on the nextwork device that will allow networking. (anything from a crossover to a router to a switch to wireless everything will work)
    How to: start – settings – Network and dial up connections – right_click on the network device – properties.
    A new window will show up with a list of services and protocols. Click install and select add protocol. Select the NWlink IPX/(other protocols).
  2. Now select properties of this new protocol. Internal Network should be 00000000. Under frame type, select 802.3, or experiment with 802.2 or ether II. Change number to a unique network value on both computers. ex: computer1, 00000001. computer2, 00000002. Click ok.
  3. Find your MAC address: Start – Run – type ‘CMD’ – Command prompt appears. Type ‘ipconfig /all’ and the information of all network cards should scroll by. Find the network card you set up for IPX and note its MAC address. A MAC address looks like this: 00-1A-B4-A2-01-D1 (keep this for later)
  4. Configure RA2: Options – Network, select the same MAC address in the drop down menu as you took in note the first time. Leave everything else as default (empty). If this fails, try selecting different socket numbers.
  5. Re-install RA2: Only if nothing else works. That is a last resort, only if you have a software glitch somwhere that doesnt allow RA2 to recognise the new IPX configuration. In my case my original RA2 cd-rom didn’t work, but after removing it and installing an “illegal” version downloaded from the internet it worked! Probably due to the fact that it’s a “fresh” Red Alert 2 installation.
  6. Have fun!

104 thoughts on “How to get Red Alert 2 working on a LAN

  1. When users see each other name in lobby but created game is invisible – the reason in lan adapter troubles or in hamach. There must be active only one lan adapter. When active hamachi adapter and your real lan adapter you can see this bug with lobby connection.
    ———————–
    У кого в lobby видны имена игроков, но при создании игра не видна, значит проблема с сетевым подключением. Такое бывает из-за hamachi, когда он добавляет своё дополнительное сетевое подключение по локальной сети, тогда его просто надо отключить – мне помогло!
    For udp patch (winsock32.dll)

  2. i have 2 computers and i want to play network lan just network and when my bro creating game and i select his name and prease join i got error message (game versions is incompatible. to make sure you have the latest version, visit http://www.westwood.com)
    BTW i dont have the original CD i downloaded this game from the internet so i cant updatE??? any help plz??any one know how i can fix this problem?!!! and Thx……..

  3. Ra2 net – vs. many cybergamers had thousands of hours gameplay
    ip/pass:
    ra2-khangdu
    123

  4. I have problem ““there is already player serial # in that game ”. I have read that should enter “LAN-Play-serial”, but i have “portable” series *(just copy >> then we can play), what should i do to fix this problem?

  5. Find your MAC address: Start – Run – type ‘CMD’ – Command prompt appears. Type ‘ipconfig /all’ and the information of all network cards should scroll by. Find the network card you set up for IPX and note its MAC address. A MAC address looks like this: 00-1A-B4-A2-01-D1 (keep this for later)

    i cant read the type ‘CMD’

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  7. JUST GO TO THIS SITE AND DOWNLOAD..
    http://www.moddb.com/games/cc-red-alert-2/downloads/ra2yr-lan-fix-xp-vista-w7-x86-x64
    DOWNLOAD THE RA2/YR LAN fix (XP, Vista, W7 – x86, x64) CLICK THE DOWNLOAD..
    This file makes Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge work on LAN even if you don’t have IPX/SPX installed. IPX/SPX can be installed in XP, but not in Vista. The file is compatible with all versions of windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The file is already included in my mod, but I’m making it available for all that want network support for the original RA2/YR or other mods. To install this fix, just extract the .zip into your Red Alert 2 or Yuri’s Revenge directory.
    100% WORKING..

  8. Thanks a lot everyone. It finally worked for me.
    I was trying to play over two laptops connected through my home wireless network. After installing the IPX protocol, you need to give them the same network number. In the RA2 Network settings, I selected the correct Network Card (known from using ipconfig/all in cmd), used socket number 12 on both machines and Destination Network number 00.00.00.00 on both machines.
    First I was having the same problem as Stubert above, but once I set the same network number in IPX, it worked.

  9. this is what i did… and work fine, trust me…
    1. download and extract “lanpatch ra2″ to main folder
    2. install IPX, i assume you knew how to do that..
    3. right click local area network, highlight NWLink/IPX… > properties, change internal network number to 00000001 for PC 1, 0000002 for pc 2 and 0000000X for pc x ( X = number computer )
    4. frame type = Ethernet II, network number 00000000 (all pc)
    In Game ::
    1. at the main menu > options > network leave BLANK all fillbox (in otherword you only see the network card 00.00.00……… ), ok
    2. back to main menu > network… Voila……………… you make it..
    3. create new or join game…
    this working properly in the same OS… ( all my pc use winXP3 ), and using Switch LAN.

  10. This is meant to help all those who can see names in the Red Alert 2 lobby, but unable to message/create/join games. I’ve been stuck with this problem for a long time.

    Turn off all firewalls

    After installing RA2, get the patch from the following website and install this patch.

    ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/redalert2/update/RA21006EN.EXE

    Install Hamachi version 1.0.1.5. The later versions seem rather buggy.
    http://files.hamachi.cc/HamachiSetup-1.0.1.5-en.exe

    Follow the instructions in this picture.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/lv426sk/english.png

    From the picture, you can see that you have to Install NWLink IPX/SPX/Netbios protocol for your Hamachi network interface. And for your IPX properties, put the following:

    Internal Network Number: 00000000
    Frame type: Ethernet II
    Network number: 22222222

    After that, please restart your computer

    If you are using a router, this is the most important part: you need to do portforwarding for hamachi.If you don’t, you will only be able to see other people’s nick names but not able to message/create/join games in the RA2 lobby. Open up TCP/UDP port 3840 for your pc.
    http://portforward.com/

    Last step: Open up Hamachi’s preferences > Status >Connection Detailed Configuration. Check both boxes for UDP and TCP. Enter 3840 for UDP and TCP.

    Click ok. You should be able to mesage/create/ join games in RA2 now.

    Thanks a lot to the forum members at BSG Online Games. They are a really helpful bunch

  11. help….both my laptops are connected through lan….
    we can see each other on the lobby,join games,chat,and basically have the same red alert 2 file……..
    but when the game is starting it says that the other player does not have the same map……..

  12. I WILL NOW POST THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
    My dear friends, for LAN games:

    You don’t need Hamachi (unless you want internet tournaments)
    You don’t need to put the winsock32.dll into the game folder.

    Wanna know why it doesn’t work?

    1) you confuse the network with internal network fields in IPX setup. Internal number should be different on each machine (00000001, 00000002, etc), the frame type i used was 802.2, the network number is set to 00000000 ON ALL MACHINES
    2) In the game, go to options->network and select the correct card from the list, if you had put 00000001 in the INTERNAL NETWORK field – that is what you need to select. Socket number – leave blank, destination network = 00.00.00.00
    3) In ipx setup (general tab) there should be only 3 items ticked. that is NWLink NetBIOS, NWLink IPX..blabla….Compatible….. and TCP IP (so you can still use internet etc. If you have other stuff ticked – untick it, whether it’s a firewall, or an antyvirus, whatever – ged rid of it – it wont help
    4) I had my ESET SMART SECURITY ON and windows firewall service stopped.
    5) You MUST apply the 1.006 patch for this game
    6) You .. I dont believe this – MUST RESTART THE PC after applying this patch!
    7) The serial keys should be different for each client

    I have used this on three computers connected to a wireless router:
    PC1) Windows 2000 Advanced Server :P connected via cable
    PC2) Windows XP Pro Sp3 connected via cable
    PC3) Windows XP Pro Sp2 connected via wireless

    My PC1 runs the DHCP, etc. for the whole home network and still everything went smooth. Oh, on PC1 i did not tick TCP/IP so I had only IPX on

    If you want to say thanks or to say IT SUCKS! mail me at jerry [at] j486 [dot] net

  13. BIG TNX, Internl Network Number (in IPX settings) was the reason the both PCs was lagging, I set from 00000000 to 00000001 for 1st PC and 00000002 for 2nd and all works fine :)

  14. GUYS! I GOT IT WORKING WITH HAMACHI!

    So.. You don’t have to use any ipx protocol. What I did was that I downloaded the lan patch from http://www.moddb.com/games/cc-red-alert-2/downloads/ra2yr-lan-fix-xp-vista-w7-x86-x64.

    Copy it to Red Alert 2 main directory. Launch the game and go to options > network. Now you should see 00.00.00.00:00.00.00.00 in the “network cards” field.

    I did this but it still didn’t work.. I mean, when I clicked “network” from the main menu, it gave me a blank screen and then it returned to main menu. I tried almost everything and I spent over 2h working with this problem and how did i got this working?

    The answer is: I put “0” to “socket number” field in the options under the “network cards” field and then, like magic, it worked! Only problem is that I can’t see my friend in the lobby but he can see me. When he creates a server, I’m able to join so i’d say that this worked.

  15. hey, anybody could solve our prblems here. since, I cant read any answer, i hope somebody out there can help me.

    after installing that dll file from

    [broken link removed]

    it can view now the network option for RA2, but the problem is it cannot display or other pc can’t view that options to join.

  16. i would like to play ra2 again…i installed Hamachi but can’t get any networks working that were listed….

    ??

  17. If you are still using the non-UDP way, this part is important:

    Internal network number must be different for all computers. Internal network number should not be left at 00000000. it should be 00000001, 00000002, 00000003, 00000004, 00000005 and so on.

    Frame type and network number must be the same on both computers
    E.g.
    Frame type:Ethernet II
    Network number: 22222222
    for all computers must be the same

  18. erm when i press on network nothing shows up =( i press on it and it returst 2 the main menu nothing happends well any 1 can help?

  19. Need to play Red alert 2 over LAN using 2 laptops
    Laptop 1 – Vista 32bit (Hamachi already configured
    Laptop 2 – WinXP SP2 (IPX already installed and Hamachi confgured)

    Problem 1:
    already installed the LAN patch stated above on Laptop1(VISTA) and it works great on it. But this does not apply to Laptop2(WinXP), having the LAN patch and clicking the network button on the RA2 menu only refreshes the menu screen on RA2.

    Question: Does the LAN patch applies only to VISTA and not on XP?

    Problem 2:
    I have tried Laptop2(XP) without the LAN patch, and goes in the network section, but have only the JOIN button. It cant host any game.

    If anyone can help… would gladly appreciate it. tnx

  20. Install this patch
    [broken link removed]
    It will allow UTP connection, good since vista won’t allow IPX protocol anymore.

  21. Im also having the same problem… I only get a join button on the network section. Can anyone help me on this?

  22. i kept on having a message “there is already player serial # in that game ” when joining a game..what’s wrong?? how could i resolve the issue??
    i’m using the understorm, wsock32.dll patch..

    please help..

    thanks..

  23. Hi. When using the understorm wsock32.dll patch, I get only a join button in the network section. In addition I cannot see anyone else on the network, nor can I see any games. Any advice?

  24. O/S: Windows Vista 32 Bit
    Problem: Clicking into Network just refreshes the page and does nothing

    Solution: Download [broken link removed]

    pull the .dll file into C:/WestWood or whatever direcotry ur Ra2.exe is located !!! REALLY WORKS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE !!

  25. I don’t know why, my list of MAC adresses includes only MAC of wireless card. What i got to do to make my LAN card visible in the list?

  26. To ANYONE just wanting to play a lan game of RA2 and having trouble getting it to work, just go to this site like to other people have said:
    [broken link removed]

    EASIEST thing I have EVER done…

    I was having an issue earlier with a dektop and a laptop both hooked up to a router and for some reason when clicking on “Network” in the RA2 menu it would do nothing. The screen would basically just refresh.

    After downloading that file all you do is stick it into your game directory… THAT’S IT!!

  27. Hi all, Kirov reporting,

    I have a problem with my Red Alert 2. I want to play online with my friends, but I can only play on Network, when we are on the same network (for example at my friend’s place). I’ve installed a patch for that and it worked with no problems.
    I am using Windows Vista, and can someone please help me step by step how to get Ra2 running on internet so I can crush my enemy-friends ;)?

    Please email chrisvandegraaf -a- hotmail dot com
    or MSN (same adress)
    Adios,

    Korea’s finest

  28. if you want to play Red alert 2 or Tiberian sun across LAN just download this patch [broken link removed] and extract the file into your game directory. It changes old IPX conection. I and everything works perfectly.

  29. can anyone help me?
    when i start to play lan game of red alert 2,it has a message “there is already player serial # in that game ”
    what should i do?

  30. can anyone help me!?!? i have a computer hooked up to a router wirelessly, another computer hooked up to a switch and then hooked up to the router. both computers have working internet finaly, both of the computers are able to go to the lobby but they can not see eachother, can anyone plz help???

  31. Hey,
    I installed Hamachi and everything and played RA3 with a friend. I added some Hamachi networks, and there are a few online.
    But when I enter the Network-option I can only see myself at ‘Players’
    and ‘Lobby’ at games.
    Do you know what I should do?

  32. Here is Walid Zangar From Tunisia :-)
    If you want to play Red alert 2 Only .No tank rush.No super Weapons.Then add me in MSN messenger and send me an email so i can identify you.
    We are : November 2008 and Red Alert 2 Is Still The best .
    Here is the new working guide of Red Alert 2 : http://logmeinwiki.com/wiki/Hamachi:Red_Alert_2
    Oly tested with Hamachi v 1.0.0.5 or v 1.0.0.62 .If it works for newer versions please tell me by mail.
    You Are Welcome :-)
    Long Life For Red Alert 2 !!!!

    * By the way i have a new announcement out of context :I’m looking for good friends from all over the world to build a network of people who will be the ambassadors of their country.If you are interested and have a facebook account contact me by mail.

  33. For all those who can’t use IPX in Vista, try downloading the UDP patch for Red Alert 2. You could Google it, but for your convenience:

    [broken link removed]

    Spread the good news!

  34. Hey guys,is there more servers on hamachi that are avaliable,because I can’t find any that has players.

  35. HEEEEEEEEEy DUDE
    THANKS VERY MUCH

    THAT WORKED 100%

    thanks thanks
    i thought that Red Alert 2 is automatically configuring itself to the networks

  36. Ok guys for 2 played lan without hamachi
    (you can use same cdkey for each player)
    In ipx properties

    Internal network number: 00000000
    Frame Type: Ethernet II
    Network Number: 00000001

    Have fun!

  37. Hello

    I am an active RA2 player, I know a few active networks:

    A very big network:
    Name: RA2Hamachi
    Passw: ra2

    A network of me and some friends (dutch):
    Name: redalert2netwerk
    Passw: aap

    Another network:
    Name: upsal
    Passw: buxus

    If you add all of these networks, there will almost always be someone to play with.
    Have fun!
    –Pascal–

  38. guys i really loveeeeeee ra2 but i havent got some serieus challenges i own my frends very hard and 7 brutals on skirmish isnt a challenge anymore for me 2 anyone thinks he can beat me i got a mate he can join me on a 2vs2 wanna try add me on msn: e.albayrak@live.nl see you soon

    note:

    i have ra2 no yuris revenge

  39. Yah, IEEE authentication has never been enabled on any computer I’ve ever used, ever. I have no idea what the crap it is.

    On another note, there may be hope for Vista users and LAN’ing Red Alert 2, I linked to it in my previous post, but here’s a dedicated post:

    http://tinyurl.com/3mlfpj

    Leendert: replaced the url by a tiny-url to repair the site lay-out

  40. I just repeatedly got an “Access is denied” error whenever i tried joining a game, until i went into the Properties section of the Hamachi network connection and unticked “Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network”.

    After that, it started working fine. This also let it work on Hamachi, too.

    Just for the record, I have the Internal Network Number and Network Number set to “00000000” for both PCs, and frametype set to Ethernet 802.2.

  41. Tried a game the other night on a win xp sp2 machine – turned off firewall (NIS 2008).
    I installed IPX on my ethernet card – looked up my ethernet cards MAC / physical address address via network properties – started game – chose CORRECT Mac address in network, leave rest blank – and proceeded to lobby. once i started game – other lan player was able to join wia a wireless connection (once he had set his up as above)

    Long time since i played this game – very cool!

  42. About “Now select properties of this new protocol”…
    You are never going to find properties for the ipx protocol.
    And about “Configure RA2: Options – Network, select the same MAC address in the drop down menu as you took in note the first time.”
    Even if you have installed the ipx fix for vista, you will still find the text “ipx not available” in the drop down menu.

  43. I was trying to play the Yuri’s revenge on lan bt in one of my pc’s i don get the new game option only the join button is visible plus it cannot see the games that are created using the other pc so i cannot join. In the other pc everything is working.

  44. i have a problem that we are not seen each other in lobby please help
    me step by step.thanks

  45. Im currently trying to set up a hamachi network for gaming RA2YR and some other stuff as well, so everyone who wants to play few times a week could sign in there and we could all together try to establish some games.

  46. I would recommend you installing Ra2 with different CdKeys, thats the problem me and my friend had before we sorted it out with the cdkeys =o

  47. Hi folks,
    i have 2 computers one my bro, the other one mine. On my bros computer (XP) it works everthing, but with mine (Vista) i can install IPX from:
    [broken starbase link removed]
    (or at least it seems like it) HOWEVER i CANNOT go to properties of the connection, configure the socket number and stuff like i did with my bros one. Also Red Alert 2 (the coolest game in the world (with Yuri’s Revenge)!!!) doesnt recognize i’ve installed it… Everything is fine till here. Any help with how to go to properties of it nd change it nd make Red Alert 2 recognize i HAVE IPX installed?

    Thanks in advance, contact me with tassilosch@hotmail.com
    Thanks and really, help would be GREAT!

    Tass

  48. Anyone that is interested in playing some Red Alert 2, I just created a group:
    Server: Bitchass RA2
    Password: nipples

  49. if you have a server for hamachi and red alert2 and wanna play then mail me killflip hotmail dot com

  50. Yes. Finally I did it. It works. I had a problem like many others. I’ ve seen second player in Lobby but, I haen’t seen Game. Now everything is ok. It works.
    I just entered in the IPX protocol properities: 22222222 for 1st pc and any other ( I’ve entered 22222223) then type of frame: Ethernet II adn external network as 00… in both PC’s. Macs in game as it is. If you had read other posts, you know which.
    I haven’t instaled any updates or other, but I suppose that the serial number must be different.
    oh… I have my PC connected through wire to the wireless router. The second is Laptop connect with the router wirelessly.
    I hope it will help U.

  51. Hi everyone,

    well, me and my friednd tried to play ra 2, over the net using hamachi,
    but we somehow can’t configure it the right way, and I also have problems playing it over LAN.

    so please if anyone could help me configure it over MSN, or xfire I would be thankful.

    msn:vladtepes1473@hotmail.com
    xfire:vladtepes1473

    thanks in advance!

  52. Hi.. can anyone help me in my problem?
    I have Ra2 and i want to play with my friend using hamachi.. i change the setting of my hamachi ipx.. and my friend do thesame thing.. then we also change the network card in ra2 option.. but still we cant see each other in the lobby.. plss help me

  53. guys try the ethernet II option it works in my local network

    also i play over the internet but i cant play with more than 2 players in game , i use kali

    i used kali , hamachi , local network , vpn

    hamachi doesnt work maybe i have to update the game to 1.006

    if u wanna play or need help tell me

    boshcash IatI msn.com

  54. This is meant to help all those who can see names in the Red Alert 2 lobby, but unable to message/create/join games. I’ve been stuck with this problem for a long time.

    Turn off all firewalls

    After installing RA2, get the patch from the following website and install this patch.

    ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/redalert2/update/RA21006EN.EXE

    Install Hamachi version 1.0.1.5. The later versions seem rather buggy.
    http://files.hamachi.cc/HamachiSetup-1.0.1.5-en.exe

    Follow the instructions in this picture.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/lv426sk/english.png

    From the picture, you can see that you have to Install NWLink IPX/SPX/Netbios protocol for your Hamachi network interface. And for your IPX properties, put the following:

    Internal Network Number: 00000000
    Frame type: Ethernet II
    Network number: 22222222

    After that, please restart your computer

    If you are using a router, this is the most important part: you need to do portforwarding for hamachi.If you don’t, you will only be able to see other people’s nick names but not able to message/create/join games in the RA2 lobby. Open up TCP/UDP port 3840 for your pc.
    http://portforward.com/

    Last step: Open up Hamachi’s preferences > Status >Connection Detailed Configuration. Check both boxes for UDP and TCP. Enter 3840 for UDP and TCP.

    Click ok. You should be able to mesage/create/ join games in RA2 now.

    Thanks a lot to the forum members at BSG Online Games. They are a really helpful bunch

  55. Hi,

    I did waat says avobe but, both cps are working with their own network and can’t see each other. But when I put on both computers the same netwok number the see each other but we can’t chat, and when one creates a game, the game doesn’t appear and the one who created the game disappers from the lobby.
    Hepl!!!!!!!!!

  56. its because your discs code is the same. u have to get two seperate codes or u wont be able to link to the other cpu

  57. hey guys i have a router in my home and i installed the ra2 in the 2 computer and install ipx network ….but i have only 1 problem when i join a game it tell me different versions between the two computer but i already installed the ra2 from the same cd to the two computers and in the same versions…plz reply

  58. Hi
    i have a problem
    this may sound weird but im trying to play ra2 online witohut installing the game. I have the game but my folks wont let me install it on my new computer. does anyone know how to solve my problem?

    Also if i wnated to buy a lan connecter could it work without the computer being attached to a phoneline (my old computer has no internet connection)

    Plz anyone have any ideas? Thanks :)

  59. for Stubert,
    if you happen to have one computer with the first decade version of the game and the original, there might be some compatibility issues. I resolved this by renaming ra2, ra2md, language, langmd (all .mix files in the YR directory) as .mixf files or something else to make them unreadable, and then copying the original YR disk files onto the first decade computer, which allowed the computers to recognize each other through a regular ethernet cable and IPX protocol. I don’t know if it will work with computers that are not directly connected, but it’s worth a shot.

    also, my friend and I are still having problems connecting with Hamachi. One is using 802.3 with network number 00000001 and the other is 802.3 with nn 0000002. Not sure what’s wrong, we can’t see each other in the lobby. Any idea what screwed up?

  60. reallllllllllllllllllllllly
    i dono how to thank you

    really thank you very mutch
    i almost lost the hope hhhhhhhhhhhhh

    thankssssssss
    i tryed it

    it worked :D

    merciiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  61. Hi there,
    Thanks for the advice above, my friend and I can now both see each other in the lobby, however, when either of click ‘New’ to start a new game we disappear from the lobby without the new game appearing for the other to join.
    Any ideas?

    Cheers, Stu

  62. Hello fellow comrades
    Ive been trying to get RA2 to work over lan/hamachi for a while now, it seems that its really dependent on your network configuration.
    So far i’ve managed to get it running between two virtual machines connected using a virtual switch with IPX protocol installed (and left on auto configure) so i know everything is fine there.
    there is a really simple way of checking if IPX is working properly, there is a utility called dxdiag (start > run > dxdiag > ok) on the network tab test direct play has an IPX test. As for settings in RA2, i went for socket 12, network 00.00.00.00 (same number that was defined in the internal netwok number in IPX settings), Choosing the adapter is a different matter, the hex numbers dont represent the MAC address, they represent the IPX node binding, you can see them buy typing “ipxroute config” into cmd. I hope this info helps (if not confuses anyone even more). Just remember, there is no single setup that will make it work for you, you just have to check every point along the way to make sure everything works like you expect, start from simple wired network then try bigger. RA2 is an awesome game with just the right balance, i think it deserves a really good remake that does it justice.

    But anyway, tomorrow im going to try my virtual machines over hamachi, If i get it to work i would love to play some of you guys, you can contact me on msn fx3_hdrive squiggle hotmail.com (damn you spammers) or 497808608 for ICQ.
    Wish me luck

  63. I had the same problem: try disabling all network adapters but the one you are using (disable your cable-network and Hamachi/VLAN virtual lan things and just leave your wireless as the only network adapter on (in your configuration -> network)

    that might work
    let us know

  64. Thanks! Without your help I would have been lost! Got RA2 network game working perfectly between 1 wired pc and a wireless laptop.

  65. Thanks for the post. But, I still can’t get RA2 to LAN properly. I have a wireless router connecting to a desktop (wired) and a laptop (wirelessly). After setting up the IPX and getting the right MAC address, my desktop can see my laptop, but my laptop can’t see my desktop…

    So that’s the problem… could there be a problem with my router?

  66. Nevermind.

    I’m using Hamachi, becase I have a router.

    So, I set up on my hamachi network connection on control panel the IP protocol.
    The internal number left it at 00000000, picked Ethernet 802.2 and network number 00000001 for me and 00000002 for my friend.
    Hamachi frame is 802.2, well I think trying others is pointless, no?
    And we both changed the Network card in RA2 Network Options to:
    00 00 00 0x : MAC adress corresponding to each other :)
    But it’s not working still, I can’t see him on the lobby :(

  67. Sorry Lima, I can’t help you with the information you provided. Please copy the message into Google and find out what it means or paste the complete message in here.

  68. Hey thanks for the quick reply! I was hoping someone made a guide like that- I’ll try it out when I get a chance.

  69. do you have any tips on how to get it to work over hamachi? My friend and I set it up the way you said but could never see each other in the lobby. And what should we enter for the “destination network” in RA2’s lan setup screen?

  70. Yes, the MAC address is the physical address.

    I don’t know the error you mentioned about the westwood online support library not being there. Maybe reinstalling the package after removing it completely might help?

  71. ok i get it.. but the mac adress is the physical address?

    and it says on the internet one, westwood online support library isnt there or not installed right, so what up with that?

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