As of August 30, 2020,
the "EA117.com/access to connect"
Desert Combat server has moved.
The server IP address is now:
220.127.116.11 port 14567
- Use "Remove Favorite" on your current "EA117.com/access to connect" entry in the Multiplayer server list in the game, so that Battlefield 1942 will not keep this old entry in addition to the new one.
- Use the "Update" button (not the "Refresh" button) to retrieve an updated list of current Battlefield 1942 servers.
- Find the updated "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry in the list, and use "Add Favorite" to mark it as a favorite server again.
"EA117.com/access to connect" server entry
for the new 18.104.22.168 IP address.
If you can see the updated "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry with the 22.214.171.124 IP address, but you are still unable to connect to the server, please see the ea117.com/access information page for how to request access to the server.
If you're not sure whether your "EA117.com/access to connect" server entry is updated with the new address, click once on the entry to highlight that server, and then look at the info shown down at the bottom of the list. There you can confirm whether the entry is for the new 126.96.36.199 IP address:
Why should I use "Remove Favorite" on my
existing "EA117.com/access to connect" entry?
Battlefield 1942 will intentionally keep any old entry marked with "Add Favorite", which is why "first step" from the above "What do I need to do?" list is to use "Remove Favorite" to un-mark the old entry.
That way, when you reach the "second step" and perform an "Update" (not just a "Refresh") to obtain an updated list of servers from the master server, Battlefield 1942 will be willing to discard the old entry, because it's no longer marked as "Favorite".
After you successfully perform the "Update" step, there will now be an entry named "EA117.com/access to connect" in your server list which has the new IP address. That's the entry you then want to use "Add Favorite" on again, in order to keep the new entry with the new address.
My server list is empty!
Or the updated server entry did not show up!
If using the "Update" button did not work, or you simply haven't fixed your Battlefield 1942 game installation to address the GameSpy shutdown issue, you can still manually add the server to your list.
Press the "Add Server" button, and then manually enter the 188.8.131.52 address, as well as the default 14567 port number. Press "OK" to add the new server entry to your list.
When using the "Add Server" button, you might see the error "Could Not Find Requested Server" as is shown in the screen shot below. Simply wait, because as also shown in the screen shot below, the server entry actually does end up appearing, regardless of the fact that an error was displayed.
If the new server entry still does not get added even after waiting, or you are unable to connect to the server even though the new server entry does show up, then the problem might be that you simply don't have access to play on the EA117 Desert Combat server yet, or perhaps your IP address has changed since the last time you requested access.
See the ea117.com/access information page for how to request access to the server.
Why did the server move?
In August 2020 there were daily distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks being made against many of the remaining Battlefield 1942 servers, including the EA117 server. We have switched our server hosting platform in order to provide additional options for how to mitigate against such attacks, both now and in the future.
Thanks to everyone for having patience through the transitions we've made. We intend for this updated server platform to give us the foundation we want for providing stability for the EA117 server in the months and years to come.