Problems connecting to friends server

  tAtu*! 17:39 03 Apr 2006

Can anyone help?

I am trying to join my friends football manager 2006 game, when I enter his IP address to join his server i keep getting the same error message " unable to connect to server" We have disabled the firewall and AV on a couple of occassions to see if that was the problem but still no joy! We both have the same patch downloaded

Please help!!!!

  tAtu*! 18:55 03 Apr 2006

can anyone help?

  phono 20:13 03 Apr 2006

Does your friend have a static or dynamic IP address?

Have you tried pinging his IP address to see if you get a reply?

Did you disable the firewall on both computers when you tried this course of action?

  tAtu*! 19:11 04 Apr 2006

sorry for delay in getting back,

how do i 'ping' his IP address? I think its a static IP address. Yes we have disabled both our firewalls when trying this


  phono 20:44 04 Apr 2006

Open a command prompt, Start -> Run, type in cmd and hit return, in the command prompt window type ping followed by a space and then the IP address followed by return.

For example, ping

You should now "get a reply" which will tell you if you can actually reach your friends server.

Also check for any settings in the game, at his end of course, that will allow you to connect okay.

As an afterthought, are you connecting via a lan or over the Internet?

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