Can you host? People usually ask in the lobby, the most common answer from people is no. This is the reason this guide exists.
- Open your router and/or firewall configuration page. In most routers you simply need type your router IP (in most cases is 192.168.1.1, the third number may vary) then the setup menu will appear. In most cases you need a password, if you didnt change it before you will found it in the user manual. Common default passwords are “admin”, “password” and “1234″.
- Find the “Portforward” or “Virtual server” in the router configuration page, or “open port” in firewalls.
- Now open the port 7575 UDP pointing to your computer’s ip .
- Now download the 1.03 patch that includes the network hosting patch, here is a direct link to our downloads page where you can download it.
- Now log out from PopMM, close all active network connections and reboot your router if it didn’t already did that after saving the configurations (simply plug out, wait 5 sec then plug in again, or click on the reboot button if your router have one somewhere in the setup menu).
- Win XP Service pack 2 users must disable the Windows Firewall, go to the control panel’s Security Center to do it.
- Start the PopMM, log in and try host, if you fail then have either done it improperly or you have multiple firewalls installed (check your antivirus). If it still fails, check if you installed the netfix properly. You need to install it in the populous directory to work. If it fails again, check if another program is using port 7575 UDP and close it.
For more detailed info visit www.portforward.com