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Windows 7: Why can't I open my ports?

01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Why can't I open my ports?

I cant open my ports. My router has DMZ enabled and I have disabled windows 7 firewall and disabled the firewall in ESET Smart Security 4. PORTS STILL WONT OPEN!! help....

Im trying to open 55550-55560

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01 Mar 2011   #2


Check your router firewall has the ports open
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 RC Build 7100

refer the user guide of the router for any settings required or for troubleshooting, you can also visit their webpage online......
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01 Mar 2011   #4


Disable your router DMZ and open the specific ports. can be a great help in doing this.
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16 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

"My router has DMZ enabled" - This statement concerns me. I've tinkered with a LOT of different SOHO routers over the years (and currently work on a large enterprise network). EVERY single one I can remember, you don't simply enable DMZ... you specify the IP address of the DMZ host.

This is the most disturbing part: "Im trying to open 55550-55560" Those are part of the range of ephemeral ports. These are mostly used for outbound connections by your OS.

PLEASE tell us what application you are trying to make work, and what exactly is not happening, which you expected to happen. Are you trying to make a game server?? Are you trying to make your server available over the Internet??? What kind of server is it??? (File, Print, FTP, TELNET, RDP, VNC, etc......).
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