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    Hosting problems - "Waiting for host" error

    Hi
    I've got some problems with hosting DOTA. Usually 3-4 times during game I receive error "Waiting for host". It lasts ~20 seconds then everything goes back to normal (not to mention dozens of "OMG NOOBS HOST" messages ^^). I'll try to describe as many details as I can.

    I'm playing on notebook with wireless conection. Network includes only 2 computers (my notebook and PC). It's based on 100Mb/s cable and router Netgear WGR614v6. Internet works fine - high speeds, no lags etc, ping to eurobattle.net is 30-50 Below I included some screenies of router config.




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    Try to host with a cable not wireless.

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    It may be because of 2 reasons.

    1. You didnt fix adware connection from blizzard
    2. You havea virus.

    Had same problem, i just formated my pc because no antivirus could find anything. Then went to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc found file hosts. And set it to read_only.

    Your hosts file should look like:
    Code:
    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # Toto je uk*zka souboru HOSTS pou§ˇvan‚ho slu§bou Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # Soubor obsahuje mapov*nˇ adres IP na n*zvy hostitel…. Ka§d* polo§ka
    # by mŘla bět na jednom ý*dku. Adresa IP by mŘla bět umˇstŘna 
    # v prvnˇm sloupci a mŘla by bět n*sledov*na odpovˇdajˇcˇm n*zvem hostitele.
    # Adresa IP a n*zev hostitele by mŘly bět oddŘleny nejm‚nŘ jednou
    # mezerou.
    #
    # Koment*ýe (jako napýˇklad tento) lze vkl*dat na jednotliv‚ ý*dky
    # nebo za n*zev hostitele, koment*ý je urźen znakem '#'.
    #
    # Pýˇklad:
    #
    #      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # zdrojově server
    #       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # hostitel klient… x 
    
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    The text after # is just a comment, it should be written in language your windows has. Important is 127.0.0.1 localhost.

    I suggest you first to open your hosts file with notepad and clean it up so you have it as shown above. Or delete everything except localhost and madserver (if i remember it is correct name) and change ip before every madserver string to 127.0.0.1. It should look like:

    Code:
    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # Toto je uk*zka souboru HOSTS pou§ˇvan‚ho slu§bou Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # Soubor obsahuje mapov*nˇ adres IP na n*zvy hostitel…. Ka§d* polo§ka
    # by mŘla bět na jednom ý*dku. Adresa IP by mŘla bět umˇstŘna 
    # v prvnˇm sloupci a mŘla by bět n*sledov*na odpovˇdajˇcˇm n*zvem hostitele.
    # Adresa IP a n*zev hostitele by mŘly bět oddŘleny nejm‚nŘ jednou
    # mezerou.
    #
    # Koment*ýe (jako napýˇklad tento) lze vkl*dat na jednotliv‚ ý*dky
    # nebo za n*zev hostitele, koment*ý je urźen znakem '#'.
    #
    # Pýˇklad:
    #
    #      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # zdrojově server
    #       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # hostitel klient… x 
    
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    127.0.0.1       madserver.***.***
    127.0.0.1       madserver.***.***
    127.0.0.1       madserver.***.***
    127.0.0.1       madserver.***.***

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    I added blockage of "madserver" to my hosts file and I'll inform you about results ASAP.

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    zere is a sexy *.bat file in the tutorials that does the job for you, i.e. no need to manually edit the host files (for those who are lazy like me) (or other things like me).

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    That sexy *.bat file will just loop madserver, it doesnt clean up "hosts" file.

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