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Fix your UO Connection (Windows 7 & XP)

Discussion in 'Imperium News Service' started by Lord Gareth, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Lord Gareth

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    Click The Start/Window Bubble
    Click All Programs
    Click Accessories
    Right Click Notepad
    Select: "Run As Administrator"
    A Blank Notepad Document will open
    Click [File]
    Click [Open...]
    In the top left corner box Paste: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    In the bottom Right Drop Down Menu select: "All Files"
    Select File: "Hosts" and open it
    Add the following line at the bottom: 63.117.27.168 login.ultimaonline.com


    *Also Remember to Remove that line once EA/Mythic/Bio/MesannasArmy or whatever the company name is announces the problem has been resolved. If you dont it could cause problems should they move servers*

    *For those who dont have enough permission and it wont Save Correctly*
    To write the host file, right-click the host file, choose property, go to security and change the users permissions to FULL CONTROL

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    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost
    63.117.27.168 login.ultimaonline.com
    (DO NOT put a # symbol in front of 63.117.27.168 login.ultimaonline.com)

    Some Visual-aids
    [​IMG]

     
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  2. Manticore

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    Thank you it worked
     
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    thank you :pint:
     
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  4. Lord Gareth

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    Yall are welcome
    and I made some visual-aids for those who are worried about messing up the hosts file

    Also Remember to Remove that line once EA/Mythic/Bio/MesannasArmy or whatever the company name is announces the problem has been resolved

    If you dont it could cause problems should they move servers
     
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    Great Job Gareth thank you so much!
     
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  6. ipslore73

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    that means nothing to me sorry still in limbo i just want to play uo
     
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  7. Lord Gareth

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    Umm could you be a bit more specific?

    For those who dont have enough permission and it wont Save Correctly:
    To write the host file, right-click the host file, choose property, go to security and change the users permissions to FULL CONTROL
     
  8. ipslore73

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    top post mate nice pic but i still dont understand what to do and how to get on up im on windows 7 i dont know how to do that to get back on uo by change this to that mate but nice of someone to do this for pepole who understand it but i dont
     
  9. Lord Gareth

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    Well what were having you do is open the Notepad Application as an administrator (This raises your security token on your computer)
    in the Notepad window [top left] hit the File button and then hit Open, left click the grey box below the blue bar and to the right of the arrows. Hit Enter and you will see the "Hosts" file.


    All you are doing is pasting 1 line into a text document so your computer knows to connect to that IP address and stop using the one that "Supposedly dead"

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    ty for the help :)
     
  11. ipslore73

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    THANKS FOR TAKEING TIME OUT TO HELP PEPEOLE
     
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  12. If anybody could find a workaround for a computer running on Windows Vista, that would be great - that's what my laptop runs on.

    *Edit*

    It actually DOES work for Windows Vista, too. However, on your Notepad window, you have to go to FILE and OPEN, and then on the left side I had to double-click "Computer" and then follow the path all the way down, as shown. Also, I didn't pay attention to THIS:

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    That little box defaults to "Text Documents" in Vista but you've GOT to change it to "All Files," as Gareth DID point out - I just didn't understand what he was talking about, nor did I pay close enough attention to his little screenshots, either :p
     
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    exactly my problem, Emily.... if anyone knows a way around this I could sure use the help :(
     
  14. Lord Gareth

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    Yall are welcome, the reward is knowing I was able to help make someones day a little brighter. Plus not being able to connect to Ultima Online is worse then solitary confinement and we cant have that :)
     
  15. Lord Gareth

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    Working on it now
     
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  16. Thank you!
     
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  17. Lord Gareth

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    Edit the Hosts File

    Non-frequent Edit
    1. Open Notepad with Administrative privileges by clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then right-click Notepad and select to open as Administrator.
    2. Now that Notepad is open with Administrative privileges browse to (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc) in Notepad and open the hosts file.
    Now you can edit and save the hosts file.
     
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    feel kinda silly for not figuring that out.... Gareth, you are a peach! :)


    Emily, those instructions worked like a charm... the only stall I had was when I realized that, while browsing, the search thingie defaults to text files, so once I changed that to 'all files' it all went smoothly... good luck!!

    Gareth, thanks again!! :thumbsup:

    *important edit!* I did not click that link... only opened notepad with admin rights and navigated to the file and changed it, and I could log in.... just went and read the stuff on the link and it doesn't appear that it's needed? I mean, it worked.. if I've put myself in danger of some sort, holler at me!
     
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    I demand Gareth to be promoted to UO Chief Networking Service Manager on Weekends! PAY THIS MAN EA/MYTHIC - its WORTH IT!
     
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  20. Oh, my gosh, thank you for pointing that out - it worked for me, too. I think you can say that this works for Vista as well, Gareth - just that neither of us payed attention to changing the little box to "All Files" instead of "Text Documents" :p so sorry about that, thank you very much, though!
     
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    Kyle Heiob
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
    Microsoft Windows Vista: Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

    Current Occupation: Security Guard
    LOL
     
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    (Bows to Lord Gareth) Bravo! This fix worked like a charm on my and my mom's Vista operating systems. It was great to be able to get back in game while the log in issues were still occurring due to the power outage situation. It was also wonderful to be able to see updates as to what was going on through UO's facebook presence. I am glad power has been restored and all is better now.

    When should I delete that new line/server from our host lists?

    Thank you, again, Lord Gareth!

     
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  23. Lord Gareth

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    You're welcome
    Now that UO has released a fix you can delete the line from your hosts list. If you cannot connect to UO after removing it then put it back in.
     
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    I have windows 7, and I followed the fix. Got it pasted in Hosts but still can not log in.

    I noticed that at the bottom of the Host file on my comp is different then your post.

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    Notice that the # symbols are in front of the localhost addys, and the line localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself is added.
     
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  26. Petra Fyde

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    This 2012 thread is accurate in how to do the fix, but the address has changed again. The new addresses are:
    107.23.176.74 login.ultimaonline.com
    or
    107.23.85.115 login.ultimaonline.com

    (with thanks to Gilmour andTardis)
     
  27. Dcats

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    LOL when you reach 60 years old you might not notice the date on posts either :p Thanks a Ton, worked :)