Counter strike is one of the most popular PC game around the globe. I was an addictive counter strike player while I was doing my b.tech. Believe me, I used to spend more time on playing Counterstrike then on the classes. However, after spending a lot of time on playing counter strike, if found that if you want to improve your pro skills, then probably the best way is to play in the multiuser mode with friends and random people online then alone with bots.
But the problem is “how to play counter strike online?” , here I will give you proven 3 ways to play counter strike online. I have used these ways and it works 100%.
Why Play Online?
As I used to play counter strike like nothing else, I have observed that those who play online got more skills then offline alone with Bots. Yes! it’s hard the defect bot players sometimes, but the real human brain doesn’t come into play while you are playing with bots. So, the best way is to go online and play with real humans.
Play Counter Strike Online Using Online Server
Playing online is more fun than the offline. In the online server, you can play with real human brains. Here I will show you the way where you can join the server around the globe. It’s more challenging and will help you to increase your pro skills. There are many websites are there, some works while some don’t. Here, I will give you the site that I am using since a long time and it works. All you need is to download Counter strick from gaming marketplace and get ready to set online.
let’s go got “step by step guide” to playing counter strike online using an online server.
Step 1: First thing first, Go to Gametracker, and choose the counter strike version that you are playing. Whether it’s CS 1.6 or CS: GO or CS Source. You will have the flexibility of choosing any from above Counterstrike versions.
Step 2: Once you are in, choose your preferred location, and you will find a list of servers. Pick one right server for you.
Note: Not all server will allow you to in, so keep trying.
Step 3: Now, it’s time to copy the Ip address. How…??? Look at the picture below, you will find a unique IP address for every individual serve. Copy that IP address.
Note: Make sure you have copied the IP address correctly, if not. It will not work.
Step 4: After copying correctly, Put that IP address to your counter strike game. Once you have done adding you will find the server response and you can enter and start playing.
How to add the server to CS?
Follow this. Open Counter strike>Go to “Find server”> and add the IP that you have copied.
That’s it! You are done!
There is another way to play counter strike online while you are with your friends by creating your own virtual wifi network.
Play Counter Strike Online Using Own Virtual Wifi Network
If you want to play using your own server, Then first you should create your own virtual network. Just create your own wifi network and ask your friend to join the network and you are ready to BOOM HEADSHOTS! Here I will show you the exact “trick” to playing counter strike with friends using own Wifi.
You can use software to create wifi, but I would suggest create it using the command prompt. it’s easy and work every time.
How to create wifi network using cmd?
Here are the steps that you need to follow to create wifi network using cmd
Step 1: Open command prompt in your laptop, Pc or whatever using. Here, is a trick that you must follow, don’t open it usually, Open it as administration mode. how??.. below I have given the flow chart
Click to start windows or simply click on windows button> Search for “cmd“> Right click on “cmd“> then click on “Run as administrator” > Now windows will ask for your permission click “Ok”
Step 2: Now it’s time to use some code to instruct windows to create the virtual wifi network for you.
here is how…
- Copy this code netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspotname key=password and paste it on cmd. (Remember don’t use Ctrl + V to paste on cmd, it will not work on cmd, use manually by right clicking)
- Now use another code to start the hosted network here is the code: netsh wlan start hostednetwork
- Congratulation! Your own wifi network has been created, Now your friends can view your network and join you.
Step 3: After creating the wifi network ask your friend to first connect to the wifi and follow these below step to join you on CS.
Open Counter strike> Click to Find server> Search for your game server and connect with it.
Play Counter Strike Using LAN
Yes! One can use LAN to play counter strike with almost NO lagging. If you have a large no of players on your gang, the best way to play CS is using Lan, because if you are on wifi with a large number of people connected. It may happen that your network is lagging, From my personal experience it there more than 5 people connected to a wifi network it might lag.
How to play counter strike using LAN?
Using LAN its bit easier. Only two step and you are ready to play.
Step1: Connect all PC or Laptop with same LAN network.
Step 2: Create one game server and ask everyone to join the game server. That’s it!
Q & A
- Out of the last 2 methods, Which one is better?
Both work fine. If you are playing with few people say 5/6, the creating wifi network works great. But if there is a huge big gang of counter strike players, wifi network can’t handle it. so better go with LAN if your CS gang is big!
- Ohhoo.., My cmd is not creating wifi. Is there are any alternatives?
Hope, this article will help you to play counter strike online, But if you are facing any issue with these. let me know in the comment.