sorry for not trying to answer this until now,
real life has been very busy for me. but...
one thing to check is to make sure that...
on your home router, you forward, by ip address, at least 3 ports to your TM server
ServerPort = 12300
ClientPort = 12350
MasterPort = 12499
if you indeed have port forwarding on your home router to your TM server,
then i am not sure what else to suggest.
a long long time ago, i had an odd problem with a computer that i wanted to use
as a TM server. the network card was integrated on the motherboard. i had no problems
browsing my LAN or the internet, but as a TM server, (with all settings double checked)
it gave me zero ping with weird port numbers in the 60,000 range.
sitting right next to that computer was a spare one, whose network card was an add on
PCI card. i configured the spare one the same as the troubled one, and lo and behold,
i had normal pings and the expected port numbers.
why? beats me, but since then, i have made sure that my TM server has a PCI network card
in it, and i have not had any problems. i did not investigate the matter at all, since
i had a viable "work around / solution"
so if your TM server has an integrated NIC on the motherboard, go out and buy a cheap
$10 NIC add on card, stick it in your computer and see if that makes a difference.
otherwise, good luck with it. years ago, there were various forum postings along these
very same lines concerning zero ping, but i don't recall any one coming up with a solution to it.
thank you for the help and i understand as i've been in the same situation many many times, indeed my router is port forwarded, but the stage error you have is the same for me!
whats so strange about this problem is that i didn't have it till i upgraded my router
knowing this is very helpful
i do in fact have a pci card but its wireless and my integrated is a gigabip connection so wireless is the least wanted connection for a powerful few servers
knowing this I'll add a new nic card as i at least have a few 100mb cards laying around to test
I'll try that and I'll see if it works, since the situation is so similar this will most likely fix the problem
i tested this with my wireless pci card and it failed
so far i have tested othr games like world of warcraft and all work with my router
Only tm is having this issue, and only the master server does
now that i've tested this extensively enough, its safe to say the MASTER SERVER IS THE PROBLEM
i wish rick would take a quick break here and check his master server!
so since he hasn't posted here yet i'll be sending him a important message to support about this because its not my fault, and i need this error resolved as quick as possible for Christmas