As titled, I'm not able to establish a connection with other players. When the game is started during the lobby, I can only reach "Waiting on probe response" before the connection fails and I'm automatically kicked.
I faced this issue before around a year ago and managed to fix it while using the same operating system and router model as I am now (although different physical router) but can't seem to manage it now.
I have verified that all ports are properly open using the PFPortChecker by portforward.com.
It shouldn't be noteworthy because it's transparent to the network, but I'm using a WiFi Extender. I'm also generally tech savvy and experienced with the basics of port forwarding, so it's unlikely I've just accidentally made a huge mistake.
OS: Windows 10 Home Edition
Game: C&C Generals Zero Hour non-Origin edition (w/ Gentool) in Windows XP SP3 & as Administrator.
Router: Virgin Media Hub 3.0
WiFi Extender: Netgear u300
I don't have a CnCOnline_Log in %TEMP%.
- Set up port forwarding rules for TCP 80, 6667, 28910, 29900, 29920, 16000 & UDP 4321, 27900, 16000 all in proper ascending order using my PC's assigned Static IP with Router Firewall ON (as that is apparently a requirement for my router model). It has been over 8 hours since I created these rules, so there shouldn't be any time-related issues (not that there should be anyway, but just in case...)
- Added both Inbound and Outbound Windows Firewall exceptions for generals.exe, as well as disabling Windows Firewall completely.
- Disabled UPnP, disabled Router Firewall, disabled both concurrently.
- Configured my PC as the DMZ in my Router Settings. Combined this with the steps taken above.
- Rebooted within router settings, "power cycled" for 1 minute, factory reset the router.
- Ran the connection diagnostic tool with the following results:
Using server nntest.cnc-online.net:30000 Bound to local port 54390 Bound to local alternate port 54391 Resolving hostname 'nntest.cnc-online.net'... Resolved server host to be '188.8.131.52' Sending client INIT from port 54390 to nntest.cnc-online.net:30000 Received server INIT  Our public address is 184.108.40.206:54390 Sending client INIT2  from port 54391 to nntest.cnc-online.net:30000 Received server INIT2  Our alternate public address is 220.127.116.11:54391 Sending cient START  from port 54391 to nntest.cnc-online.net:30000 Received server START  Server extra port is 40000 Sending client PING  from port 54390 to nntest.cnc-online.net:40000 Received server PING(2)  Received server PING(3)  Received server PING(4)  =========== SUCCESS =========== Received 3 pings from nntest.cnc-online.net:40000. NAT negotiation works with your router and connection. ==> You do not have to use port forwarding. Press any key to continue . . .
So, essentially, I've tried everything I reasonably can without opting for a VPN (which would slow down my connection considerably, unfortunately.) If anyone can come up with any lesser-known solution, I'd appreciate it.
Edit: This is what TCPView gives me: