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Windows 7: firewall connectivity problem

28 Dec 2009   #1
dannydiggs

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
firewall connectivity problem

hi guys,

this is my first post and its quite urgent.. i just got a new laptop(packardbell easynote TJ68) it runs windows 7 64-bit

i am trying to run 4 different programs and seem to be having the same problem with all 4.

cake poker
windows live messenger
pokerstars
itunes

it seems they are being blocked by windows firewall,i have tired to allow all of these programs thru the firewall, and i have tried to allow the ports, but im not great with all the tech stuff, and im just not able to get it working!

the error messages im getting are connectivity errors,the programs download and install just fine but they just wont connect. my IE works just fine.

can anyone help me!? like i mentioned above its urgent, moving countries tomorrow and really want to get this sorted before i go if possible, thanks alot!

my email address is [EMAIL REMOVED] if the info above is too vauge..

thanks!!


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28 Dec 2009   #2
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

hmm.. let's see if it is caused by Firewall in first place.

1. Turn off your Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off
2. Try your programs again.
3. Turn on Firewall
4. Report back here.

We will try to help you
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28 Dec 2009   #3
dannydiggs

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

turned off firewall, tested, no change..

so whats the problem.. my router? (netopia 2247NWG)

when i try to use live messenger it tells me the problem is with "key ports"?
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28 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Danny, Welcome to SF,

I don't believe the Router firewall would block these problem.
You could try to add the exe files to Firewall Exception
This Tutorial should help you Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception

Help this helps
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28 Dec 2009   #5
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
What Security Software

What security software came pre-installed on that it may not be the Windows firewall blocking communication.
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28 Dec 2009   #6
dannydiggs

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

norton came pre installed on it,and i deleted it right away as i have used it before and didnt like it, i have malware bytes and pc tools internet security(which is turned off while trying to fix this issue)

i will try the above now...

yeah i have done this before(adding exceptions) but no changes, im still getting the same error messages.
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28 Dec 2009   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

You can boot you computer in Selective Startup
This would basically disable All the unwanted application and only the Windows system services will load.
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28 Dec 2009   #8
dannydiggs

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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28 Dec 2009   #9
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Uninstall PC Tools

Try uninstalling PC Tools I have had issues with the latest version of their firewall causing these types of issues it will still block even when turned off or exceptions have been created.
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28 Dec 2009   #10
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Have A Look

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