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Windows 7: No apps connect to MY internet, but connect fine on my neighbours net?

05 Oct 2010   #1
mihirg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
No apps connect to MY internet, but connect fine on my neighbours net?

I am trying to use limewire, couterstrike, bitcomet etc, but nothing apart from firefox/I.E. and windows live messenger can connect to MY internet. everything workd perfectly on my neighbours internet, when accessed from my own laptop. Please help me. Thanks.


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05 Oct 2010   #2
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Try checking out your router setup it may be blocking those programs. You may need to login to the router and "enable" the programs as I notice they are P2P programs and quite often you have to permit their use. Try googling for "enabling p2p on my xxxx router" where xxxx is the make / model number
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05 Oct 2010   #3
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Forgot to mention, the other thing you could google for is "Port forwarding on xxxx router" as this is what you are trying to achieve. Good luck!
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05 Oct 2010   #4
mihirg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hi mate, i have tried port forwarding already, but still no use. i will look up "enabling p2p on my xxxx router" right now and let you know how it went. thanks
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05 Oct 2010   #5
mihirg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hi mate. thanks for your help. somehow i ended up on this page
Internet Access Troubleshooting - NETGEAR Forums
it is a troubleshoot for any application which isnt working.
in my case(on my router), i enabled uPnP, changed MTU to 1400, and changed 'Block Services'from lways'to 'never'. im guessing this block services thing was the cause. thanks a lot. cheers!
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06 Oct 2010   #6
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Good to hear you got sorted, one possible last tweak you could try is to find out from you ISP what MTU setting is best for their service and use that eg. my ISP, XILO recommend 1432 although the router default is 1500. Worth a go!
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06 Oct 2010   #7
mihirg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

mine is set to 1438, an odd number for the router to set by itself, so im guessing somebody has already done the tweaking! thanks a lot mate
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please keep in mind that things like limewire, couterstrike, bitcomet are a very good way of getting viruses. That is why they are probably being blocked.
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06 Oct 2010   #9
mihirg

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

oh dont worry about that, its been 6 years plus now that im using them wisely!
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