There are just a few things to be set up to assure a successful connection to the network without any problem. However, if you miss them, you will not be able to use all the features of EuroScope.
- Outgoing connection – When you are connecting directly to the VATSIM network or any simulated session hosted by EuroScope, EuroScope will call out on port 6809. You should allow outgoing connections on this port to reach external servers.
- Built-in Simulator – When you are hosting a simulator session then EuroScope binds port 6809 and waits for incoming connections. In that case you should open this port to enable incoming calls. When you are behind a router, you should forward this port to your workstation.
Note: The tower view feature uses this port also. If you are trying to run the Flight Simulator on another machine you need to open this port.
- Ground-to-Air voice communication – When you are joining to a voice room the connection is made via UDP port 3291. This port should be opened for outgoing connections. When you are accepting land line voice calls you will use this port as well.
- Ground-to-Ground voice communication – When you initiate a land line voice call and the remote controller accepts it then the remote computer will try to reach your computer UDP port 3291. Therefore to be able to initiate land line calls you should open UDP port 3291 for incoming requests. When you are behind a router you should forward this port to your workstation.
- Proxy server – Normally you use the proxy server for internal communications only. That does not need any additional settings. But if you would like to allow controllers from an external machine to be connected, open TCP port 6810 for incoming requests. When you are behind a router you should forward this port to your workstation.
- Proxy client – Once again, normally you use the proxy client feature internally and you do not need any additional settings. But if you would like to connect to an external proxy server, open the TCP port 6810 for outgoing requests.
- HTTP requests – Several features are using standard HTTP requests (eg. VATSIM servers, statistics data, sector file downloads, ASE repository) – They need TCP port 80 to be open for outgoing requests. Normally it should work if you have a proxy server. But if the proxy needs an authentication, EuroScope will fail so far (or it needs a third party SW that makes it invisible for the clients).