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Windows 7: Unable to Host Servers

29 Jan 2012   #1
DoctorDraX

Windows, Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 
Unable to Host Servers

I'm really clueless when it comes to these things.
I am trying to host TCP ports but they are unaccessable.
I turned my firewall off (Thanks Jacee) but that didn't make a difference.
I don't have any other Anti-virus programs installed.
Any ideas?


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31 Jan 2012   #2
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Do you mean you are trying to OPEN TCP ports for incoming connections? You will have to do this at your router. Assign a static IP address in your router to the computer that needs the open ports. Then go to the Port Forwarding section of your router's setup and forward the ports to the static IP address you created.

Download the manual for your router from the manufacturer's website and read the section on Port Forwarding. The manual should give you illustrated examples.
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01 Feb 2012   #3
DoctorDraX

Windows, Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Well now I look at the 192.168.1.254 and see that the Static IP is set and the ports are listed as open, yet they are still unreachable.
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01 Feb 2012   #4
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Is 192.168.1.254 the IP address of the computer that needs the opened ports?

What are the port #s you need to open?

Use this page to check for open ports
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01 Feb 2012   #5
DoctorDraX

Windows, Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Error: I could not see your service on xx.xxx.xxx.xxx on port (xxxxxx)
Reason: Connection refused
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01 Feb 2012   #6
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Doctor, what's the make and model of your router and modem, if you have one?
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01 Feb 2012   #7
DoctorDraX

Windows, Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

3801-HGV 2-Wire
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01 Feb 2012   #8
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Doctor, did you disable the Windows firewall or the firewall in your 2Wire router?

Download the manual for your router and start on page 36. Try temporarily disabling the firewall on your router, then go back to the port testing link I posted. See if your port is open. If it is, I would turn the firewall back ON in the 2Wire, then follow the instructions to open only the ports you need.
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01 Feb 2012   #9
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Also, It's probably a safer idea not to post your IP address and open port #.
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