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Can't connect to Left 4 Dead server
Server OS: Windows Server 2008
Processor: Athlon XP 1.3GHZ
Ram: 2GB
Game(s): Left 4 Dead
Startup: C:\HLServer\l4d\srcds.exe -console -game left4dead -maxplayers 8 -autoupdate +ip -port xxxxxx +sv_lan 0 +map l4d_vs_farm01_hilltop
Admin Mods: none

// server name
hostname left4dead

// password for rcon
rcon_password "xxxxxx"

// password for server
sv_password xxxxxx

// Difficulty of the current game (easy, normal, hard, impossible)
z_difficulty normal

// this will allows you to find a server through matchmaking with a specific search string
sv_search_key xxxxxx

// steam group that has access to the server
sv_steamgroup xxxxxx

// only for members of certain steam group
sv_steamgroup_exclusive 1

C:\HLServer\hldsupdatetool -command update -game l4d_full -dir

Hi everyone, having trouble connecting to my server from a computer on the same network. Haven't tried from outside the LAN yet. The server doesn't show up in the L4d browser. I can ping the server from the client pc, and vice versa, but it times out after 10 tries when I connect using "connect" in the l4d console. I had a server up and running on this exact machine previously, though that was running vista, and the network setup was a bit different.

First, a little about my network. I have 2 wireless routers, 1 is connected to the modem (we'll call it "main"). The other router is being used as a wireless bridge (call it "bridge"). Both the server and my client pc are connected to the bridge router via cat5 cables.

Modem===>Main====(wireless)===>Bridge==>>server and client pc's

The network works as it should, the main router assigns IPs via DHCP to the client. The server is in the bridge router's DMZ, and the correct ports are forwarded to it by the main router. The correct port is also allowed in the server's OS firewall, and netstat confirms the port is open and listening. The server's IP is static.

The server.cfg and command line are just copies from a left 4 dead server setup guide and are intentionally simple so I can first get it up and running. When I start the server it loads up normally without errors.

Any ideas? I have a feeling that my unusual network setup might have something to do with it, but I'm pretty sure I have everything opened up correctly. I'm sure there's probably something obvious I'm missing, I'm still pretty new to game servers. Thanks for looking!
Your using the local ip address to connect right? I'm assuming you are. If so check to make sure your server shows adding to master server list.... in console. If possible try posting your console read out when the server boots up
*Windows lack of output*
You: Hey, I want to run this program!
Windows: Ok.. It crashed... Now what? Give up?
*linux output helpful?*
You: ./My_program
Linux:...Failed!...oo kitties!

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