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Lan Server Problems
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Hi, I know this is a much touched upon subject, but I cannot get a private LAN server to work.

I can create one which shows up on the server list but I cannot connect to it. Each time I get a message displaying something along the lines of "The action is taking longer than expected" but nothing happens after that.
I have disabled Ipv6 in favour of Ivp4 but still nothing. I would rather not disable my firewall, as my dad would flip out and behead me.
If this helps, I have Windows10.
Cheers for any help.

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Since you can see it, does the address look like a regular IPv4 address (XX.XX.XX.XX) or something else?

Assuming that it does, the other thing to look at would be to add a firewall exception on your computer for FLServer. This should be fairly simple if you're using Windows' built-in firewall.

Posted on: 5/15 7:57
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Re: Lan Server Problems
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Okay, I found a weird problem. I downloaded a programme from Microsoft to disable IPv6 in preference to IPv4 but it doesn't actually do what it is supposed to do. I still have the old IPv6 address.
I tried the firewall, only to find Freelancer already has the exception of bypassing the firewall.
Is there something I am missing, such as a vital step in the disabling process?

Posted on: 5/15 16:29
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There's a patch for Freelancer.exe to prevent IPv6 addresses from being used.

Posted on: 5/16 2:03
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Just so I am not getting my wires crossed, would this be the same .exe file you use to replace a non-functional Freelancer.exe file? If not, where can I find it?

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Yes, same exe.

Posted on: 5/19 3:18
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No that didn't work. The server still shows, along with the IPv6 address. Why, I am not sure.
Could some one maybe walk me through how they disabled IPv6? Because everything I have tried so far hasn't worked, so maybe I am doing something wrong without knowing?

Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 5/24 21:06
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