You might need to know how to setup a LAN for “Warcraft 3,” if you feel like owning a few of your friends in the game. It’s completely easy to setup a LAN for “Warcraft 3,” and it shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to do so. If you’re ready to play “Warcraft 3” with your friends, check out this straightforward and easy guide.
To setup a LAN for “Warcraft 3,” you will need:
- 2 computers
- A router
- Ethernet cords
- You will first want to set up the router so that both computers can network together and play a game with one another. Typically, it doesn’t matter which router you use to do this. As long as it’s fairly new, it will work. Make sure to connect the power cord, and connect both computers to the router via two Ethernet cords. You can also connect them to the router using wireless adapters if you’d like (that is if the router is capable of broadcasting a wireless signal).
- Make sure that both computers are connected to the network if you are using wireless adapters. For the computers to play “Warcraft 3” together, they both need to be connected to the network. If they are connected via Ethernet cords, they are automatically connected. If you are wirelessly connecting them, check to see that both computers are logged on.
- Launch “Warcraft 3” on both computers. Once you’ve opened “Warcraft 3,” both of you should click on the button that reads “Local Area Network.” Once you’re there, one of the computers should type in a name and click the button that reads, “Create Game.” From here, that computer can configure how the game will work and then finally host the game. Once the game is being hosted, the other computer should detect it.
- If the second computer cannot detect the game that the first computer created, try forwarding ports on the router and then trying again. This can be done by logging into the router’s firmware and configuring the “Port Forwarding” section of the settings. You will want to allow ports 6112-6119 to be open with both UDP and TCP. Once you’ve configured this correctly, restart the game on both computers and try again.