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Old 11-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #11
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Re: NBA 2K13: Network problems, again ? ...

If you are having issues with connecting to online modes in NBA 2k12 or 13, please refer to the connection troubleshooting guide below:


Spoiler-ed all the common steps.

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Understanding NAT Types:
NAT Types:
  1. Open
  2. Moderate
  3. Strict
  • Open NATs can connect to any of the three types. --> Probably the least common type
  • Moderate can only connect to open and moderate. --> Probably the most common type
  • Strict can ONLY connect to open.
Strict NATs are a difficult problem with peer-to-peer games. Since most people don't have open NATs, the player with a strict NAT won't be able to find many joinable games.

Also, if the player with a strict NAT does manage to join a game, if another player with a moderate NAT joins later, the player with the strict NAT gets kicked out.

The problem is even worse since it is sometimes difficult for software (i.e. Games for Windows Live) to detect which NAT type it is running behind, and can often report that the player has a moderate NAT when they actually have a strict NAT.

Another problem is that sometimes the ISP (Internet Service Provider) is also NAT'd which often means even if you have a direct connection to the internet (without a router/firewall), the ISP still acts as a strict NAT.

Port Forwarding:
The following Ports need to be open on your router to connect to the 2k servers:


TCP 80, UDP 88, UDP 3074, TCP 3074, UDP 53, TCP 53, UDP 3064, TCP 1795, TCP 1745, UDP 1795, UDP 1745


If you need assistance with opening these ports, please refer to the following website for more information (you will need to know your router brand and model, as the website guides are based on specific routers)

Here are some additional tips that have helped many players improve their connectivity:
1. Make sure your router's firmware is upgraded the latest version (very important).

2. Unplug your router for 10 minutes and plug it back in. Some older routers degrade in performance over time until it is rebooted, similar to a PC.

3. Disable any firewall or other network filtering for the game.

4. Enable uPnP (universal plug and play) on your router.

5. If you don't care about security, enable DMZ (de-militarized zone) on your router for your PC's address. This turns off all of your router's firewall features for that specific PC.

6. Get a router that has the "Xbox LIVE compatible" or "Certified for Windows Vista" logo.
7. Contact your ISP and ask them what your DNS setting should be.


Direct Connection:
If you are still having issues connecting to the online servers after trying the above steps, try connecting your broadband modem directly to the console or PC you are playing the game on. This can help determine if the issue is related directly to the router or another source.




Per; http://support.2k.com/entries/213270...ctivity-issues

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #12
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Thanks for all of the info. Like I mentioned, I can connect on PS3 and could connect on 2k12 for the Xbox until the servers went down on November 1. For whatever reason, I just can't connect on 2k13 for the Xbox. I'm just going to stick with the PS3 version.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:46 AM   #13
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Well, my workaround works no more ... and I am too "old" to have to create a different user for each game of the OA I play or for whenever I want to play teamup game or face a friend onlne.

Hopefully 2k provides a fix or workaround for this issue, recurrent since 2k12 ... between this issue (only suffered with NBA 2K) and the apparent current trend to limit and obvy editing, I am forseeing no further 2k games until after they genuinely upgrade and expand their online plattaform and editing tools ... specially the latest since I use to play more offline, thus is irritating not to be able to play online ... if they keep sellinng well, maybe in 2k15 ?

Sincere thanks for your help Jayson, as you have showed me (a extranger, thus an OSer collegue) more interest on helping me than 2k has.

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In sum, good for you bigdoc, bad for me I guess, cant get back to a 360, have to stay on my PS3 ... but again, I didnt suffered this issue since day 1, just since a few days back, therefor there are no guarantees that it wont happen to you on PS3 as well ... but dont worry, am praying for you and all others not to suffer this issue.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #14
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Re: NBA 2K13: Network problems, again ? ...

Yeah I just started having the problem . Can't even finish a game and racking up loses. Btw Ffacc03 I just added you. Found a fix yet?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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Yeah I just started having the problem . Can't even finish a game and racking up loses. Btw Ffacc03 I just added you. Found a fix yet?
The above post by JW works, try it out (nat port forwarding) ... just that if your device is like mine, you may have to do it frequently.

Anyways, would be great if 2K could do something to help us out ... its a shame that by todays standards they cant provide for a smooth and wider online experience ... this is the only company out there whose games I have ever had trouble connecting online with.
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Yikes ... that seems like a lot. Ill prolly just trade this in...
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #17
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Yikes ... that seems like a lot. Ill prolly just trade this in...
Seems but is not, quite easy once you do it the 1st time ... get onto your device, look for nat option, port forwarding, then type the values and all good ... and since I live in a 3rd world country, I have the certainty that you wont have as many trouble nor limitations as I have ... your device wont probably give you that trouble and you may get any assitance from your internet provider (thus doubt you would really need it) ... by the way, you may probably either be younger than me (34) therefor not as close minded about having to do such things ... then again, I agree, we shouldnt have to in the 1st place !

If you like the game, I would suggest not to turn it back in ... there arent many games like this one (albeit its bugs/glitches/omissions/and server limitations) and if you can get this method suit you, you are on for a good experience (specially if you have friends to play it with, your way) ... cant express THANKS enough to JW !

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:12 AM   #18
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My online association went well during first season and playoffs. Problems started during the offseason. First I couldn't advance league or anything so we had to wait for league to advance. We waited all the time required for league to advance and completed offseason tasks (3 days all together). My big problem now is second season was suppose to begin an hour after NBA finals last night but when the timer ran up and we click on association, it says failed to communicate with server. Woke up this morning and tried again and same results. Anybody else facing this difficulties or has faced them before? Help please
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #19
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To me it seems every time the OA is down like this, the OA is being updated. Just a few days ago I couldn't log onto the servers and it was updated to resemble the 5-22-13 File. Some of your game modes are saved on the 2k Server, like my player & and offline associations and the ones that are saved wasn't working either. I'm assuming since this will be the last update for 2k13( final roster w/ no injuries in all modes) they are uploading all the new data to the server. This will result in game droppings, not able to log on in certain modes.

As usual I figure 2K will do it's norm on the updated roster with a few tweaks here & there (boost to Danny Green 3pt shooting after his Finals record performances & taking everyone of the IR list) I can live with the servers being down for a few days if they are tempting to get the final roster as correct as possible since this will be the last official one from 2K.

Hopefully this will be like the last big update, when they redone hotspots, player ratings & team rankings. I figured it would be like this since with everyone coming back this file, it will be more difficult to rank teams and update players. For example should Nate Robinson still be an 82 with D. Rose rejoining the team, that would make them real tough or would they downgrade Nate since Rose is returning. Scenarios like that as well as others ( is the Acrobat Sig. Skill coming back?) should be looked at if this is the last file that most of us will be playing till 2k14 drops.
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The games that I have been able to play have been extremely laggy the last two days.
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