USB modem and ports

April 21, 2009 at 12:32:36
Specs: Windows XP
I have some home automation, that needs to be registered over the Internet. I connect to the server, send the reg info but the reg fails . Tech support for the software tells me it is because I use a USB modem from my cell phone provider, and that I have no ports for the reg server to talk to. Is this true? Is there a way around this? Any ideas ? Thx

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April 21, 2009 at 13:34:34
Can't they support it another way?

Ports normally refer to tcp/ip port numbers. An IP address along with a port number is normally required. Many things could block ports (with good reason), firewalls, router's, modems maybe and ISP's may block ports.

What port number do you need open?

Ask them for a different way to register, even stupid MS can do that!

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April 21, 2009 at 16:20:48
Ports 8080 and 8888. I´ve disabled firewall, antivirus etc. I know that when I use the USB modem, the fiirst thing it says, is opening port, so there appears to be a port on the modem itself. I´m assuming that my problems stems from the fact that my IP is located in the US but I am actually in South America. So when I attempt to register, it gets blocked by the service provider. I have asked them for a manual way to register, but the insist there is not. I´ll keep bugging them though. As you said, there has to be a way to do this.

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