No or bad challenge for address
- If on windows try Start -> Run
Type "CMD" and hit the ENTER button,
Type "route /f" (This will flush your routingtable)
- Try adding
To your HOSTS file, don't forget if you do this as if it fails again later, the DNS has changed, and you would need to update the IP in your hosts file again.
- If you have more than one network interface in your machine try disabling all but your internet facing one that you will be attempting to play via. (that includes bluetooth/firewire interfaces etc)
- Try adding port forwarding for port 5222 on your router to your PC.
- It is possible your router is incompatible with Vista/win7 advanced networking :
Some poor quality routers (not always meaning cheap) lock up or have problems with TCP auto tuning, they don't like large TCP receive windows that vista/7 can allow, so you can try various options (in bold) to limit the size.
If your having problems with quake you can try one of these in an administrator level cmd prompt (start-> type cmd, hold left ctrl+left shift then hit enter for admin prompt).
If it has no effect or makes things worse, then I recommend you reset it to the default.
(in order of restrictiveness) :
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled disable auto-tuning
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=highlyrestricted
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=restricted
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=normal this is the default
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=experimental allow super large windows, if your router has problems as it is, this would make it worse. Just listed for completeness.
netsh interface tcp show global shows current state
- If the above steps fail, try temporarily connecting your computer to the internet WITHOUT the router, if this works then your router is at fault, if 1,4 and 5 all failed to help then consider buying/borrowing a replacement.
I tried these and it didnt seem to have any effect. I can sometimes get on a game but most of the time it says no or bad challenge. Even if i get on a game then exit and try and go back on the same game seconds later.
I remember now, none of these steps helped me, the only thing that worked for me is to add
to the HOSTS file. It used to be like this on win2k, and it's the same on XP now, but I do still have the same very old router.
HOW DO U ADD 127.0.0.1 update.quake3arena.com TO HOST FILE.
Originally Posted by ndh
Just type "Reconnect" in console! It works for me!
Yes I get this every time I connect to a server, but as TdR says when you get the message "No or bad challenge for address", press the tilde key to bring up the console, type "reconnect" without the quotes and it should connect you to the server. Works for me everytime.
Originally Posted by TdR
184.108.40.206 xmpp.quakelive.com " ! how i do that ??
Last edited by Freez00r; 09-02-2010 at 02:35 PM.
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