There are two ways to find a server on the network: using the built-in ipconfig utility that displays the basic network parameters, and also manually. Choose the method that works best for you.
Run the built-in ipconfig utility. To do this, open the main menu of your operating system and select "Run". In the "Open" field, specify the value of cmd and confirm the launch of the "Command Line" tool with the "OK" button. Enter the value ipconfig / all at the command interpreter prompt and press the Enter key to enter the command.
Use the following command syntax to define the required parameters: - / all - display all TCP / IP configuration parameters; - / release - disable the TCP / IP protocol; - / renew - update configuration values; - / dispalydns - display the DNS cache; - / flushdns - delete DNS cache; - / showclassid - exit DHCP class; - / setclassid - set DHCP class - / registerdns - register DNS names and IP addresses manually.
Return to the Start menu and try manual server detection if To do this, open the All Programs folder. Select "Accessories" and launch "File Explorer". Find a file called l2ini (or l2a.ini and l2ex.ini) located in the system folder and open it with Notepad.
Add a line that contains the IP address of the server with the value ServerAddr = or use the free l2encdec.exe application available for download on the Internet and allowing you to decrypt the desired file. Enter the value -s l2.ini in the "Object" line and confirm the selected changes by clicking OK. Open the edited shortcut and in the ServerAddr = line define the address of the required server.
Try to find a game server on the network if you have a similar need. For example, to search for Counter-Strike 1.6 servers, use a special game patch by downloading and running the MasterServers.vdf file. A similar operation can be done with other network games.