JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

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JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

Postby Snotfactor » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:22 am

Hello. I have used JFS many times over the years to communicate with a friends computer. My friend is the host for the session (P3Dv4) on JFS. The past few months JFS will not detect the host computer. My friends session does not come up in the list in HUBS. His ten digit host number is still the same yet my JFS will not pick it up. Is there a switch somewhere in Windows 10 that is blocking this? (by the way - trying to communicate using the multiplayer within P3D-v-4 has the same result-unable to join). Any solutions?

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Re: JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

Postby ATC Roo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:26 pm

Could your friends IP address have changed?

Most ISPs supply dynamic ip addresses which means they can change, even if you've had the same IP for a long time.

You can get your friend to check by going to a website such as http://www.whatsmyip.com

If it hasnt changed it'll probably be a port forward or firewall issue.

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Re: JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

Postby ATC Roo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 pm

And I've just realised you said 10 digit number and not ip.

Try inputting your friends ip.

Although as the session isnt showing it's more than likely a port or firewall issue.

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Re: JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

Postby Snotfactor » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:04 am

Thanks for the reply. My friends 10 digit JFS number is the same, as is his I.P. address. I have tried his I.P. in JFS but does not work. I have used command prompt and pinged his computer and that works. Other friends have no problem joining his computer in JFS yet my version of JFS (the latest one) will not show his server.

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Re: JFS WILL NOT RECOGNISE A CERTAIN IP ADDRESS

Postby ATC Roo » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:36 pm

This could be a number of things.

Some things you can check to try and find the issue are below...

Can you connect to any other JoinFS sessions?
Can you connect to somebody else that has already connected to your friend?
Is JoinFS allowed through any firewalls you have running?
Has you system had a recent update(for example windows 10 updating windows defender)?
Is your friend using port 6112 or another port?


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