Not Able To Connect To Brad

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Not Able To Connect To Brad

Post by Snake12534 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:16 pm

I am unable to connect to any brad's server. Whether it's a GU server, Ducati, or Hix FFA server, I will get an error saying "Error connecting to server." I tried different callsigns but that didn't work. I also switched between my routers and that did not work as well. Please help me fix this issue, thank you.

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Re: Not Able To Connect To Brad

Post by ZE BOZZ » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:46 pm

Have you tried reseting your router? Also something as simple as turning off your wifi connection on your computer then turning it back on will work. Those two normally work for me, it's just a bit troublesome. You could also try deleting BZFlag and reinstalling it. Hopefully it is not a more complicated issue than that.
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Re: Not Able To Connect To Brad

Post by Mopar Madness » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:23 pm

I had the same issue a long time ago w/ Blast's server, it was an IP range ban and Blast had to whitelist me, you need to pm Brad and tell him about the problem, chances are you are in the middle of a range ban.

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Re: Not Able To Connect To Brad

Post by blast » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:03 pm

Reinstalling the game never fixes issues, unless the issue was caused by you messing with the actual program files.

That's a different issue, Mopar. "Error connecting to server" means it can't even open a connection to the server. "Server unexpectedly disconnected" is when the hostban bug occurs (or some other connection issues after a connection is established).
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Re: Not Able To Connect To Brad

Post by Avatar » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:49 am

First suggestion would be trying to run a traceroute to Brad's server to possibly see if one of the jumps between you and there is down (or at least unstable).
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