Lan guide 2018

If you are coming to the event with your gaming machine, be sure to prepare the device and its accessories according to the following instructions to ensure that your device is operational for the duration of the event. Be sure to pack your equipment carefully. You can use any computer or video game console as long as you bring everything you need to play.

Make sure your computer is protected against viruses and hackers. Security is co-operative and applies to every event network user.

  • Use up-to-date anti-virus and firewall software.
  • Turn off personal or confidential files and directories.
  • Update the latest security updates for your operating system.
  • Do not run programs that are suspect or from suspected sources.

Use a supported operating system

Windows XP and Windows 2000 are out-of-date and are no longer receiving any updates to them. Support includes Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 - preferably upgrade to one of them.

Update your operating system and general programs

By default, Windows retrieves and installs updates as a background user without having to do anything about it. However, it does not hinder the checking and is easiest to do with the "Windows Update" found under the "System and Security" section of the Control Panel. Click "Check for updates" and install important and recommended updates. You may need to restart your computer after upgrades. Repeat the process until new updates are found.

If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer (such as Firefox, Opera or Chrome), make sure you have the latest version.

Anti-virus

Make sure that you have an anti-virus program with the latest virus databases installed. Free anti-virus programs for home are, for example, Avira (http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus) and Avast! (http://www.avast.com/).

Firewall

Keep your Windows Firewall ON throughout the event. The firewall is managed by the "Windows Firewall" tool located under the "System and Security" section of the Control Panel section. Be sure to check the settings before leaving and make sure inbound inbound connections are prohibited. To facilitate administration, free utilities such as "Windows Firewall Control" are available but may not be compatible with firewall functionality provided by anti-virus software.

If a firewall seems to interfere with any application (game, instant messaging ...), you can apply for help from other visitors or turn off the firewall at your own risk.

Consoles

All consoles from Playstation to XBOX and even NES are warmly welcome. In this case remember to bring all needen equipmet with you like tv. Don't forget the RJ45 cable.