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 From:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  Tim Kingman <tim dot kingman at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  M0n0wall Mailing List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: WII behind m0n0wall
 Date:  Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:50:47 -0500

I am able to do everything you described.  It is when someone tries to 
connect to my room that it fails.  They cannot.  I can also play on 
Nintendo WFC and create rooms at will.  The failure is when someone 
tries to connect to that room.  Interestingly enough, if the someone 
connecting is behind a Linksys, they CAN connect, but if they're behind 
another m0n0wall, or behind a Cisco (only ones I've confirmed so far), 
they can not connect.  If I put in the Linksys, anyone can connect to me 
no matter what router they are behind.  All of this goes away if I put 
in a 1:1 mapping to the Wii.


Tim Kingman wrote:
> Sorry for not getting to this last week when I promised. I'm now running
> 1.3b15 with the same config as my 1.2 box. I can connect to Nintendo WFC,
> and I can "Create a Room" without problems, but none of my friends are
> online right now to actually try a race. Since my config upgraded with no
> problem, I think I'll keep running 1.3b for a few days and try to catch
> somebody tomorrow night. I was able to join a worldwide Vs. race and play it
> successfully. (Well, I didn't win, but the network was successful.)
> -tim
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Tim Kingman <tim dot kingman at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> What games are you playing? I'm running 1.235 and have never set up any
>> forwarding to my Wii, and I don't have any problems "hosting" in Mario Kart
>> or Guitar Hero. I had assumed that the Wii connected to Nintendo's WFC
>> servers and all the communication happened there, rather than the PC games
>> style of having other players actually connecting to your PC. When I have
>> had problems, I would get disconnected after a minute or two of a kart race,
>> but we would see similar issues regardless of who first opened the room.
>> I guess I don't really have any useful suggestions or information here. I'm
>> sure there are other Wii owners on multiple firmware versions to chime in. I
>> have some spare hardware here and may try installing 1.3 over the weekend to
>> see if I get different results than 1.2.
>> -Tim
>> On Dec 3, 2008, at 7:02 PM, Christopher M. Iarocci wrote:
>>  I have a WII behind my m0n0wall at home.  I'm running 1.3B15.  I am unable
>>> to host a room on the WII.  I can connect to a hosted room without issue.  I
>>> found the ports used to host a game and port forwarded them to my WII.
>>>  However, even though they are not being blocked (checked the logs), the
>>> connection still does not happen.  So, I dropped a Linksys in place, bam,
>>> hosting works fine.  So I did a bit more experimenting with the m0n0wall
>>> (borrowed a friend's WII and connected them both).  If I do a 1:1 NAT
>>> mapping to the WII from my outside IP and open the firewall ports,
>>> everything works fine.  If I simply port forward the ports and open the
>>> firewall, it will not work.  So my question here is, what is the major
>>> difference between port forwarding and 1:1, and is there a way to get around
>>> this problem?  I would love to leave the 1:1 in place, but unfortunately I
>>> only have a single IP and other services that run behind it that get broken
>>> when the 1:1 is in place.  Thanks for any help you can offer.
>>> Chris