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What do I need

If you are a gamer:        

1: Yourself
2: Your monitor (we do not supply spare monitors)
3: Your PC/laptop and all relevant cables.
4: Extension lead (no UPS please)
5: Keyboard/mouse
6: Joystick/steering wheel etc, (if required)
7: Comfortable headsets – (no speakers allowed)
8: Money – for food, drinks, takeaway etc
9: Your operating system, games legal discs + product keys
10. Sleeping bag
11. Items for staying overnight including toothbrush, toothpaste, a change of clothes, deodorant etc

If you are a Spectator:

1: Yourself
2: Money

1.         How to prepare your computer for the LAN.

(a)        Change to IP settings to dynamic

Start > Run > “control netconnections”
Right Mouse click your network connection > Properties
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties
Make sure you save you IP information, like a screenshot
Select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’
Select ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’
Click OK, Click OK

(b)       Disable bridged connections

Start > Run > “control netconnections”
Right Mouse click network bridge and disable.

Bridged connections can bring a whole table down.  If you have Wireless Connection, turn it off while plugged in.  Bridge connections between Wireless and physical connection can cause problems.

(c)        Disable unwanted shares (personal information etc)

Make sure you aren’t sharing you whole harddrive.
Browse computer and disable your shares you do not want.
Shares are represented by a icon with a  hand.
Right-mouse click > Properties > Sharing tab

Windows XP Pro. You can see what shares you have open easily.
Start > Run > fsmgmt.msc
This will display all open shares on your computer in a list.
It’s also handy to see who is connected to shares (Sessions) and what they are leeching (Open Files)

(d)       Scan for viruses/spyware

Update your antivirus and spyware programs and scan your computer.

 2.         Networking issues while at the LAN

 (a)        Game cannot find servers or LAN Play option unavailable:

1. Make sure your firewall is allowing the ports or turn it off.
Your firewall may be popping up alerts behind and the game where it can’t be seen.
To disable Windows Firewall
Start > Run > control netconnections
Right-mouse click your connection > Properties
Advanced tab > Click Settings
Select Off

2. Disable virtual network adapters installed by other apps such as XDrive or VMWare.
Controler Panel > Network Connections
Right click and disable the virtual adapters


(b)Network Places is not displaying shares:

1. Change Workgroup
Right-click My Computer > Properties > Computer Name tab
“To rename this computer or join a domain, click Change.”
Click change
Rename the workgroup to something else such as your clan name or just something different.

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