How to Fix a LAN Nickname Error in "Dungeon Siege II"

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How to Fix a LAN Nickname Error in "Dungeon Siege II"
A bug prevents some "Dungeon Siege II" players from entering games on local area networks (LANs). (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

"Dungeon Siege II," a computer based role-playing game, allows players to explore a virtual world and complete quests alone or with friends. When attempting to play with friends on a local network, however, many users experience an issue restricting them from entering a game due to their nickname being in use already. It is possible to work around the bug and join your friends in a LAN game of "Dungeon Siege II."

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click "Start," then click on "Control Panel." Click "Network and Internet" and "Network and Sharing Center." Open the network connection settings by clicking "Manage Network Connections."

  2. 2

    Right-click the listed network adaptor used for your Internet connection and click "Disable" to turn off the network connection. Keep this window open.

  3. 3

    Open "Dungeon Siege II," then enter the multiplayer LAN lobby. No games will be found due to the network adaptor being turned off.

  4. 4

    Press "Alt" + "Tab" to switch to the network settings window. Right-click the adaptor turned off in Step 2, then click "Enable."

  5. 5

    Press "Alt" + "Tab" to switch back to "Dungeon Siege II." Click "Refresh" to search for LAN games, then select the game you want to enter.

Tips and warnings

  • The culprit of the LAN nickname error is typically the network hardware, usually a router. Disabling the network adaptor prevents your computer from contacting the router at the stage of the error, then reconnection allows you to find and enter games.

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