GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

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GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by Tymek » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:24 am

Hi! My Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter arrived a few hours ago.
I tried connecting to Sylverant, but I keep getting an error, telling me the DHCP IP address can't be retrieved.

I am using the European version of PHANTASY STAR ONLINE EPISODE I&II for Nintendo Gamecube.
The connection guide doesn't explain ANYTHING about wether you should fill in your IP manually, use PPoE or DHCP.

I did everything according to the Sylverant connection guide.
I think I got error 015?

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Re: GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by BlueCrab » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:17 am

In theory, DHCP should work fine (since pretty much every router does DHCP)...

That said, if you're not able to get an IP address via DHCP, then you should try configuring the Gamecube with a static IP address instead. You'll need to figure out what IP address range your router is assigning DHCP addresses out of and pick one that is either never used in that range or is just outside of that range (but in the same network by the netmask of your router).

For instance, my router is 192.168.1.1, it assigns DHCP clients addresses out of the range 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.199 (with a netmask of 255.255.255.0), so I could give my Gamecube the address 192.168.1.222 and it should work just fine.
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Re: GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by Tymek » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:16 am

BlueCrab wrote:In theory, DHCP should work fine (since pretty much every router does DHCP)...

That said, if you're not able to get an IP address via DHCP, then you should try configuring the Gamecube with a static IP address instead. You'll need to figure out what IP address range your router is assigning DHCP addresses out of and pick one that is either never used in that range or is just outside of that range (but in the same network by the netmask of your router).

For instance, my router is 192.168.1.1, it assigns DHCP clients addresses out of the range 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.199 (with a netmask of 255.255.255.0), so I could give my Gamecube the address 192.168.1.222 and it should work just fine.
I tried your method; the Manual IP method. And it worked!!!
I no longer get error 105!

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Re: GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by BlueCrab » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:33 am

That error code is still one from before connecting to the server, so it is still an issue on your end.

Are you sure that everything you put in for your connection settings is correct? Is the wire securely connected both on your Gamecube and on your router/switch (i.e, when you try to connect, does the light for whatever port your Gamecube is connected to light up properly)?
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Re: GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by elfangor » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:54 pm

I had this issue a few time ago.
I was connecting via a switch that cannot handle devices 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T at the same time...
Using another switch, I get connected !
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Re: GC Connection Issues and a Lacking Connection Guide

Post by Tymek » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:19 pm

BlueCrab wrote:That error code is still one from before connecting to the server, so it is still an issue on your end.

Are you sure that everything you put in for your connection settings is correct? Is the wire securely connected both on your Gamecube and on your router/switch (i.e, when you try to connect, does the light for whatever port your Gamecube is connected to light up properly)?
Everything I put in was correct, and everything was connected properly. But I now found out what the mistake was, and fixed it!
My Ethernet extender seems to have been dis-linked from the main router, due to a long period of inactivity. (If you don't use it for a while, you'll have to re-link it again) That's why I was unable to connect after solving the IP issues.

Everything is fully functional now!
Thank you, everyone! You too, elfangor, as it was pretty helpful to a certain extent!
I am finally online! Oh my god!
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NETWORK TRIAL EDITION (Dreamcast)
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