How to open a tcp port?

December 24, 2008 at 08:20:36
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4 3 GHZ 2GB ram
Hi
I'm trying to open a tcp port to communicate with outside network with no success.
Here is what i tried so far:
Disabled windows/norton firewalls
defined my b focus 312+ as a router (PPOa) and made port forwarding to 10.0.0.1 which is my IP.
But this didn't help either.
I used a external scanner http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/o...
to check if my port is open and everytime i get that the port is closed. It doesn't matter for me which port to open can you please help open a tcp port?
Thanks
Rafael



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#1
December 24, 2008 at 08:44:37
Did you list the service and port in the services file?
Specifically what port? what program?

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#2
December 24, 2008 at 08:46:20
Perhaps you can clarify what exactly you mean by "Outside network." Are you sure the network is actually accessible and connections aren't being blocked at the source?

What type of internet connection do you have now? LAN at work? Home network?

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#3
December 24, 2008 at 08:57:17
Hi
Thank you both for your replies.
The computer is at my home and is connected to an ECI b focus router 312+ there is only one computer connected to the router and from there via dsl line to the ISP.
I try to open port 4662 tcp for emule program but i understand any open tcp port should work. i try to check if the port is open using the link in my original message.
How is it possible to check which ports are open for external communication and how can i open closed ports? I hope this clarifies the question.
Thank you for your help.
Rafael

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#4
December 24, 2008 at 09:00:37
You completed these tasks?

http://portforward.com/cportsnotes/...

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#5
December 24, 2008 at 09:11:37
Hi wanderer
Yes i did everything in this site and also did port forwarding in the router according to the manual. But still emule servers can't communicate with the port
Thanks
Rafael

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#6
December 24, 2008 at 10:37:08
how are you testing? have you gone here?
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

go to the bottom and click on proceed. You will go to a port testing area.

You need to determine if your router or your pc is the issue.

Try the tests with and without the router connected to see which is the problem.

You might want to call your isp and make sure they aren't blocking ports.

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