Battlefield 2142: Eliminating Connection to Advertisement Server
By now, it's quite well known that Battlefield 2142 collects IP addresses, serves regional advertisements, and sends back advertisement impressions on the players. The question now is how to block these information from being transferred back and forth.
One suggested method is to block specific IP's at the firewall router level. And USA.Major.Tom has already scouted out the IP ranges in this post. It's excerpted here for your convenience:
I light off BF2142 Demo and Alt Tabbed to the DOS netstat window.
Almost immediately several IP's showed up:
The First was, you guessed it:
Rackspace.com, Ltd. RSCP-NET-4 (NET-72-32-0-0-1)
The Second IP is:
OrgName: Electronic Arts, Inc.
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
And last but Not least, the 3rd IP was:
Intelenet Communications INTELENET-207 (NET-207-38-0-0-1)
But this solution is only viable for players with a firewall or a router that supports IP block. It would be a cleaner solution to reconfigure Battlefield 2142 with an IP address that points to no where (preferably on the local network).
I would be looking for such a solution in the near future. But if anyone has already figured it out beforehand, please share with us.
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