I'm unable to connect to any server or successfully host a server.
As a client, every connection attempt is met with "Connecting Failed".
When hosting a server, a few seconds into the round, I get a dialog that states "No challenge value was received from the master server".
I have forwarded the appropriate ports, disabled my router's firewall, and even gone so far as to enable DMZ for my PC's local IP. I have called my ISP and have found that the following incoming ports are blocked:
None of the above are required for online play.
I am able to successfully host and join other games and voice chat servers (Ventrilo and TeamSpeak).
Version: US v1.06
OS: WinXP Pro
Router: Linksys WRT54G
I am aware that certain games seem to have issues with Linksys routers - Battlestations: Midway would crash to desktop for anyone attempting to host from behind a Linksys router, and this issue was fixed with the release of a patch. The router may be the problem! Additionally, I did a google search for "No challenge value was received from the master server" and found that other games produce this message when GameSpy horks up. Thus, I feel that GameSpy may be to blame.
I have tried both solutions listed on Bohemia's wiki:
Start -> Run -> "netsh winsock reset"
uninstalling the various listed network drivers
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!