I am using a HP6620 pc with Windows 7 SP1. I am running a video streaming program called PS3 Media Server streaming video from my pc to a Samsung Smart tv on a home wireless network using a Actiontec Model GT784WN modem/router.
This combination has worked good for several months. I recently started having some minor problems with the pc not shutting down correctly. I ran the internal check disk. It ran all five checks ok and did not indicate it found anything wrong but since then the shut down is ok. The first time I tried to run the streaming video after the disk check it failed to make a connection with my tv. After messing with it for a couple of days I shut the Windows firewall off. The streaming began to work immediately. I checked the firewall and the PS3 Media Server was listed as a program that was allowed. I turned the firewall on and off several times and listed and delisted the software but it still does the same thing. I'm thinking my running the disk check must have done something but I don't know enough to check what. Help will be appreciated. I am not super efficient at pc's so be kind. Thanks
I found the problem. I had upgraded to the pro version of Avast Antivirus by mistake. The pro version has a firewall which activated. Can't run two firewalls at the same time without problems happening. I went back to the free version and everything is ok.
I must say I am really suprised that almost 120 people have read this entry and no one has offered any suggestions good or bad. Don't get me wrong I think these forums and the people who donate their time to helping others is great. Just suprised.