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Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

Q: Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

Hey all so I have forwarded some ports on my router with Airport Utility (NAT port forwarding), but using cmd netstat -n the ports I forwarded aren't listed and using online port checkers confirms they are closed. I added exceptions to my firewall (even though it is off), and windows defender is off, and Avast's shields are all off. I honestly have no idea how to open the ports up and haven't found a way to do this using Windows 8 (not pro).

Anybody have any ideas? It seems like Windows 8 is blocking these ports from opening for some reason. There doesn't seem to be an override function in cmd to open them, either.

In case you're wondering why I need the ports open, I'm trying to resolve a "request timeout" error when pinging somebody on Hamachi - so I'm trying to open the main ports Hamachi uses (I just want to play Terraria, man).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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A: Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

Temporarily add your PC IP into the DMZ and try again , see if the internal/external tests then notice the ports open , this will test if it's a router or PC issue....

Don't forget to take it out of the DMZ after testing...

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i have been hosting game servers and other small apps for over 6 years with my system and as of last year suddenly all ports say they are closed when i check through different programs router still has ports listed as being forwarded even switched routers and still having the same issue firewall has exceptions added and have contacted my isp and they have informed me that they are not blocking any ports i am at a loss and need to be able to correct this issue it happend suddenly without any notice or change in anything running on my system

A:ports say closed even when forwarded

What about your gateway? It could have gone rogue and causing this issue, even though you can still access the internet. See if the ISP is willing to swap it for you

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I have my 2Wire AT&T U-Verse router properly set up to forward the port 25565 from my machine. (Incidentally, PortForward.com gives me a blank page when I try to look up how to do this.) However, when I test the port is indeed open ( Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router ), it returns as closed. Yes, I'm running the server software while I run the test. I only have the Windows Firewall, but I ran attempts while the firewall was completely disabled as well as with just the appropriate programs allowed.

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Hi everybody. I remember finding a lot of help here with a related issue a few months ago, so I thought I'd come back... I have 2 computers networked with a Netgear RP614 router. The setup is very simple, both computers are connected to the LAN ports of the router with ethernet cables, then another cable connects the WAN port of the router to a cable modem. Although I don't think it matters, one computer runs Windows 2000 and the other runs Windows XP. The 2000 computer has a local IP, the XP one has, and the router uses

So anyway, the problem. Internally, "below" the router, any services I have available are accessible from either computer. For example, FTP on the 2000 computer. connecting to works (of course)... works... but (myinternetip):21 does not work. (I am certain of the addresses.) By accessing I can check the router settings, and modify the port forwarding settings. I added FTP exactly as it directed (Service Name: FTP. Start Port: 21. End Port: 21. Server IP Address: It STILL doesn't work (everything has been fully restarted many times). It seems as if it is simply ignoring the port forwarding settings. I even set as the "Default DMZ Server" (which should make EVERY port available!) and activated "Respond to ping on Internet WAN Port" with no change. Any ideas?

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A:Ports not being forwarded by router

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Okay hi,

I just got a enw modem about a week ago, its The NetGearcg814wg I need to figure out how i can sucsessfully forward a port on this modem for soulseek in particular, i have checked out portforward.com but oddly enough its asking for my router SN and PW seems kinda odd...havent had that happen before, never the less it said something concerning static ips, and thats where im lost, any help would be Wonderfull...thaks


A:Need help setting up new forwarded ports on new router/modem

have you checked out the router menu by typing the router ip into the ie address bar?
i have a netgear wgr614 and it has a sub menu for port forwarding that is pretty broken down. not sure if it's the same with your router.

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Dear all

I have disabled windows firewall in Windows 2003 server control panel
but only few ports are shown opened when i scanned with advanced port scanner why other ports are closed.How to open the closed ports?


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I'm not sure if this is where it should go, but anyways...I'm using a D-Link router (DI-624) and I'm having issues with the W3 ports. I did all the portforwarding, however my ports seem to be on stealth. I also use Comodo firewall, and disabled it to see if things would be better, but the ports closed when I did. Anyone know how to open the ports?

Thanks in advance!

A:Ports on Stealth, closed when Firewall disabled

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My modem-router is in bridged mode (everything is disabled except internet), i have disabled windows firewall i have taken my firewall offline (until this issue is resolved) but still no one can access my server (they can't even join a game if i create a server)

if i go to port checker it says connection refused on all ports except port 80? how do i force open the ports?

i called my ISP and they say they should be open and there not blocking any ports.

I have a static ip address, 24Mbit up 2.5Mbit down.

when i run my filesharing program (for sharing files between my and my clients) and they try to download a file from me it says it will take (99years, 99days, 99 hours) now i don't really have that long to wait

edit: and yes my network properties are configured manually (and not on auto detect) i have no problem accessing the internet myself

A:Opening ports, i have the firewall disabled but ports are still blocked

It would be better to open the ports in the running firewall than to turn it off. Firewalls load drivers, running or not. Many firewalls block everything by default when they are turned off so that the machine is protected during boot.

You may need to uninstall some firewalls to get them to open all ports.

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I was hosting a server fine off my computer until one day a virus took my computer for a spin to hell. After removing it my ports all seem to be closed. I used a port scanner and it keeps saying 25565 is closed, as well as other ports, but I need 25565 the most right now.

Things my tech did:
Tested if it was my IP by using a router and forwarding the ports on it. - Failed
Changed profiles on computer and hosted - Failed
Uninstalled and shut down all firewalls - Failed
Uninstalled all hamachi and tunngle services - Failed
Disabled any known ideas that he knew that would close the ports - Failed

However we ran the server with the same connection on a laptop and it worked just fine. So it is something to do with my system. This laptop ran the same anti-virus software as well when hosted.

I've ran MS Essentials, Avast, Kerpenski or w/e it's called, Combofix, Spybot S&D, Malware Bytes and some other things that my brother ran but he uninstalled them later.

Completely stumped on this one.

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I have a WPN824v2 wireless router and a WPN311 Rangemax wireless adapter
I am trying to forward ports for uTorrent so my dowloads will go faster but for some reason after awhile the ports that i forward under routerlogin.net dissappear.

I've tried forwarding the same ports again and again but it just says that port is in use still already like the last forwarded port is still there but just isn't showing up or something.

I've tried to google the problem but it seems like everyone with this router is having problems and can't figure it out so i figured i would try here.

A:Forwarded Ports dissappearing

You have changed the default login password right? Also checked for the latest firmware (I suspect his is a yes, since you mentioned Googling for the answer, but had to ask).

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Hi all, you'll have to give me a bit of leaway as i'm pretty useless when it comes to anything a bit complicated with computers/networking.

Anyway, here's my problem, i hope someone can help:

I set myself up a static IP address, with the view of forwarding a port (for reasons i don't know if i can say over a public forum , but i think you can guess). Followed a walkthrough on the internet, and all went well and i was very pleased with results of forwarding the port.

Although, after about ten minutes, my connection suddenly went down and switched to a local only connection on not only the laptop i am using, but my PC aswell.

And i couldn't work out for the life of me what was going wrong. So, i undid everything i did as to setting up a static ip and forwarding the port, and when i did that it solved itself!!!

But, i'd really like to be able to use this static ip etc. So has anyone got an idea whats going wrong and if it's solveable?

Thanks in advance.

A:Forwarded ports.... Now having connection problems...

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On the last few days , my PC was still able to open the ports after I forwarded them through the Modem Settings in Chrome browser.
I was able to enable UPnP for the purpose of the VPN program called Tunngle . Everything just worked fine , I had no problem since the first day of Year 2015.

I didn't touch my PC for few days until today , all of my forwarded ports suddenly don't work . Every ports are still enabled in my Modem Settings and the IP Address is still correct as I use a static IP ( But when I tried to test the port , it says failed.
Even the UPnP doesn't seemed to be working too as the Tunngle now indicates an error saying there's problem with the UPnP.

I got frustrated about all of the sudden that the ports don't work anymore.
I've searched for solution from day to night but nothing solved because my problem seems to be a little more strange.

[ Information ] :
- Only my PC are connected to Modem through cable , and other one such as Mini Ipad is connected through Wireless.
- DMZ = Disabled
- My Modem Model : D-Link DSL-2750E
- Using Static IP :
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
- Using Norton 360 Antivirus

[ Things I had done but no luck ] :
- Disabled Smart Firewall and the Antivirus Protection on Norton 360 Antivirus
- Added rules for ports in both Inbound and Outbound Rules inside Firewall Advanced Settings.
- Did the CMD stuff such as " ipconfig /release , /renew , /flushdns , /registerdns , netsh winsock , etc. &q... Read more

A:Forwarded Ports suddenly Not Working

Is the UPnP service running? Not exactly sure which ones but I guess you can check UPnP and SSDP.

How to enable UPnP in Windows.

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Hi, I have been trying to open ports for Warcraft III & Azureus for a long time since I reformatted my computer.

I had all of it working before flawlessly, now I can't even imagine what is wrong...

For Warcraft III - I have port TCP port 6112 opened in and out in ZoneAlarm, for trusted and internet zones, and it is also forwarded through my router.

I have set the port that I want to use for Azureus, and have done the same thing for that port as I have with WC3 above, as well as opening it in and out as UDP.

I have tried probing these ports and they always come back secure or stealth, anything but open. I believe there is something unrelated to forwarding these ports that is stopping them from being opened, no matter what I do...

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks ahead of time, and also if this is not the right forum I am sorry - please direct me to the right one if not.

Computer info:
Windows XP Home
3.6 ghz Intel P4
1 GB Ram
WMP54G Linksys Wireless Network Adapter
Netgear MR812v2 Wireless Router
ZoneAlarm Pro v7.0.337.000

Thanks again,

A:Something is stopping my ports from being forwarded/opened

Are those ports set to forward on the router to a static IP address within the LAN?

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hi, ive looked every where to help fix this, phoned my service provider, anything really, my problem is no matter what i do is get horrible download speed on torrents, and not great speeds on other downloads, ive had torrents with over 30 seeds and very few peers, but only average around 60kb!
ive forwarded ports, downloaded a service pack 2 patch to open more ports, yet it still remains disgustingly slow!

any help on this would be immensly appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:10mb connection, forwarded ports, still screwed!

Please read the rules:
P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...

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I have windows firewall turned off but I am still getting ports blocked. Specifically, I need port 514 and port 5522 to be opened. Is there anything else in windows that might be blocking ports?

A:closed ports?

Are you sure you have completely turned of windows firewall.
run->control firewall.cpl and check if it's really turned off for all connections.
because i did have the same problem few months back. I turned firewall OFF for LAN1 but on LAN2 firewall was still working.
please do re-check and post your result ..

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Ok, so I was in University, but now school is over and I'm living in a house. We get Eastlink and I plug in directly to the wall with no router. I think there is like a splitter box in the wall so we can get internet in every room but that's about it.

I don't understand why EVERY single port is closed on my PC. It makes not able to play any games. I have no virus scanners or firewalls. Before I left the university I had Cisco and McAfee because they were required, but I uninstalled. Can anyone help me figure out why all my ports are closed, and how I can open them? Thanks

A:Ports Closed, Please Help

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Hi there:

I'm having trouble using programs like MSN Messenger and Kazaa (I can download individual files from web sites, but having a program interact or connect to the internet is impossible). My computer seems to tell the world that all of my ports are closed/non-existent. I currently do not have a firewall that would enable this to happen. I checked the website grc.com and it told me that all of my ports didn't exist, or that they were in stealth mode.

If I had a firewall that was active, I could understand this happening, but I do not.

I use DSL through my telephone provider, but I don't believe that have a built on firewall.

Any ideas?


A:All my ports are closed!!!

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I have got a problem with my internet ports. All ports are for some unknown reasons closed. I'm not using router... I have got a cable right to the provider server. I was asking about this and provider wrote me that they are not blocking ports at all.

I wasn't installing any antivirus software or firewall software - I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Firewall and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

I was checking ports with Nmap.

A:All Ports are closed

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I've just recently started having this problem. Using Vista Ultimate x64. All my ports are closed. It's obvious because every port I open on my router(d-link) will not pass the open port test. I'm using www.canyouseemy.org to check the ports. I've tried putting my computer on DMZ and turned off the Windows Firewall with no luck. This problem also occurs to my friend. My ISP is RoadRunner. I have no third party firewall programs. I do have the free AVG Anti-Virus and Spyware programs and already tried disabling them. The only thing I am running is Firefox, AIM, and sometimes Steam.


I've found that ports automatically added to the Firewall Exception list are open. uTorrent automatically set port 4xxxx to open on the exception. When the firewall is off it's also open but every other port is closed. Manually added ports are also closed.

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Hi all,

Having some issues with opening ports. My ISP disabled all filtering and my router (Valet M10) is forwarding them to a static LAN IP. I'm using No-IP on Win 8 also. The site I use to test (http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/) Still says they are all closed. My firewall has the exceptions in it, and the ports show closed even with the firewall and anti-virus disabled.

Is there something I may be missing, or another free DNS service that works?
I'm trying to run a couple voice servers off this pc, but nobody can access them.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
Mumble, Vent, Teamspeak - none are working nor is my ftp server

Thanks for the help,

A:Closed Ports

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Hi, I'm having a problem port forwarding.

It seems as though there could be some type of residual program blocking all my computer's ports. I've uninstalled all forms of AntiVirus that I could make out but I still don't have access to any ports.

I've also bypassed the router completely and still all my ports are closed. You would think this would be good for security but I need to get a couple of ports open for games and such.

I can post an AutoRuns if anyone can explain how to. I can also post a Hijackthis if needed.

Thanks for your time.

A:All Ports Closed

Hi -

Have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst.

Please follow these steps - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If they don't find anything, send me a PM and I'll re-open this thread.

Regards. . .



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IOT scanner! Internet of Things (IoT) Scanner - BullGuard

Your network is reachable through port 4500.​This is typically a VPN port to filter network traffic. This is unusual for home networks; typically home users should not have any ports accessible from the internet. Your network and devices are vulnerable, and can potentially be accessed and controlled by hackers.

If you deliberately opened this port to enable specific device functionality, then you?re probably OK. If this is the case, you should make sure the VPN access is password protected and the default password is not used. If not, you should check which device is using this port and whether it affects the device?s functionality. You will need to modify your router?s configuration in order to restrict usage of this port.
​Your network is reachable through port 8443.​This is typically a web port, which is used when hosting a website or serving webpages from your network. This is unusual for home networks; typically home users should not have any ports accessible from the internet. Your network and devices are vulnerable, and can potentially be accessed and controlled by hackers.

If you deliberately opened this port to enable specific device functionality, then you?re probably OK. If this is the case, you should make sure any web interface access that allows you configure or access functionalities of your home devices is password protected and the default password is not used. If not, you ... Read more

A:ports need to closed

I checked. I have only port 7547 open.
Is it really a big deal?

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I have a standard PC => Router => Internet (Modem) connection at the moment and I didn't notice until just now but every single port on my machine forces itself closed. I know the issue is not with my ISP as they don't block any ports, I have had ports opened before, and as of noticing this issue opening ports works on my other PCs. After testing the router is also functioning perfectly and is not at issue with port forwarding.

I do not run any type of anti-virus software and I also do not run any third party firewall software. Windows Firewall has been tried as both enabled and disabled (though they give different results). When connected to the internet through my router the opened ports appear as stealthed like all of the non-forwarded ports when windows firewall is enabled with proper rules and as closed when windows firewall is disabled. When connected directly through to my internet the ports all show as closed. (using ShieldsUP!)

The other machines are both running Vista Ultimate x64.

*Edit: The machine I am having this issue on is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I have been able to successfully open ports before.

A:Ports are all forcing themselves closed.


I'm not sure what you are asking as its not at all clear in your post. Are you asking us to help you open these ports? You don't use any anti-virus products, no firewall, and now you are requesting to open your ports. Are you aware of the implications?


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I just recently switched from a Motorola modem (which the cable tech took) to a ubee router/modem combo. I work from home so I have a phone that uses VoIP and now it no longer works. I tried to run a test through my company's site and I got a message stating:Your computer couldn't call our location on the standard SIP port (5060). Generally, one of the following environmental issues causes this failure: If you have a VoIP Service, your VoIP/Phone Adaptor may have reserved the standard SIP port and is filtering out our SIP packets. Consider temporarily removing the Adaptor from your configuration and re-running the test. Your Personal Firewall, if you are using Windows XP, may be filtering the SIP and UDP ports used for communication. Either your home firewall or your broadband provider's firewall may be blocking the SIP and UDP ports used for communication. Please check these firewall settings and ensure that UDP ports 5060 and 50000 - 50100 are open for RTP streams and SIP signaling. Then re-run your test.How can I open the ports?

A:VoIP and closed ports

Are you saying...that a tech came in and switched equipment...and did not test the connection before leaving?

Were the drivers from the old modem uninstalled, using Device Manager?


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Hello everyone!

So, I'm having this issue where when I close the lid to my Windows 8.1 HP Notebook

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 3825U @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8107 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 685465 MB, Free - 630296 MB; D: Total - 28036 MB, Free - 3131 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 80C1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
The computer goes into sleep mode, which is fine normally but my computer won't charge any of my devices (they charge if the computer is on). I have three USB outlets, and none of them charge when the computer is in sleep mode, however I did try to fix this myself beforehand and I will explain what I did so no one suggests it:

I went to my device manager > Universal Serial Bus controllers > USB Root Hub (xHCI) > Properties > Power Management (tab) > and I unchecked "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power"

I've been told that the above should fix it, but it hasn't worked. Also, I only have one USB Root Hub and I should have three because I have three USB Ports.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much!

A:My USB Ports don't charge while the lid is closed

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I don't know that much about networking... I'm trying to use remote desktop, which normally uses port 3389, from what I can tell.. The port forwarding doesn't work, and the connection times out. I tried putting in Windows Firewall rules (I am using a laptop with Windows 7) and I also tried disabling the firewall. When port 3389 remained seemingly closed, I hooked the computer directly up to the modem to bypass the router. With the computer hooked up directly to the modem with NO firewall, I ran Advanced Port Scanner and it said the only 3 ports that were open and not closed are 135, 139, and 445. Everything else appears to be closed. I'm at a loss. Either I don't understand this stuff well enough to see what's wrong, or it seems like my ISP (Optimum Online) is blocking nearly every port...

Any clues??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6091 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1274 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461535 MB, Free - 420074 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DVN24
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: Almost all ports are closed?

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For some reason my email ports and most all of the others are closed and I can figure out why. I contacted the company hosting my domain and they aren't blocking anything, I contacted my ISP and they are blocking anything. I changed ISP from Verizon to Comcast and the first hour with the new Comcast router I was able to get email and I thought I had the problem solved but after about an hour Port 110 and 25 are closed again and I couldn't get email. I purchased my own cable modem and an ASUS router. again for the first hour I was able to get email and then again about an hour later the ports are closed again. I've been trying to figure out why the port are closed. This is effecting all of my computers. I can RDP to to my server and I can get on the Internet, I just can get email and I have Mouseshare which allows me to control three computers from one keyboard and mouse, It stopped working as will because the port it is using is closed also. Has anyone had this problem?  

A:Ports are closed for no reason

Are the ports being blocked at your router?

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I posted a few days ago about a problem I was having about not being able to access many programs including AIM and other internet based applications. I have determined that something is closing many of my ports, and I have no clue why. I have 2 computers on my home network and mine is the only that is having internet problems. I was curious as to if anyone might know what might be the cause of this. I have formatted multiple times, and all firewalls are off. I have placed myself outside of my router as well and still no go. Just curious if anyone knows a fix.


A:Solved: Closed Ports?

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In my system some software (not known) blocks few ports, that's why some softwares that are port specific not working. Please tell me how to open the closed ports in my system, there is any utility that opens closed ports. In my system no firewall is installed and I want to open the ports 7000-7025
I tried the Active ports and Port Explorer software but not find out any option of enabling the closed ports or get a list of closed ports. In my system Windows XP SP1 is installed.

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I am running Windows Vista 64. A couple days ago while I was working in it, the keyboard locked up. When I restarted the system, it wouldn't start up windows. I'd 'hear' the music as if it was opening the splash screen, but wouldn't see anything. It did, however, boot to safe mode. Microsoft Security Essentials didn't find anything, so I ran a system restore back to 6/14, than ran security essentials and ad-aware both. There it found FakeSpyPro, Java/OpenStream.F, and a CVE-2009-3867, and successfully removed them. Since then, I have been unable to connect to Itunes, yahoo, or WoW News server. I receive messages that indicate the ports are closed or blocked by a firewall. They are open on my router, and Windows firewall and Defender are currently off. Do you have any suggestions I could try?

A:Ports not closed yet no access?

I have checked again that my router ports are open, defender and firewall are both off. I'm really at a loss as to what the problem may be. It's acting as if the ports are blocked and I am not running any additional firewall services, but am running Security Essentials.

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So I'm not exactly sure what information I need to share to resolve this issue or know how to fix it. I've been trying to open this port (7198), and no matter what I try it just won't open. I'm not exactly sure how to explain the problem, but the title pretty much says all. If there's any information I need to share please tell me.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ISP is CenturyLink
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A:I port-forwarded, enabled DMZ, disabled firewall, and port is closed

Welcome to the forum. You covered the ip in the second shot are you using local lan or wan are you trying from outside the lan as you can connect while connected to local lan

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Ok, so every now and then my internet cuts out. It doesn't show me any sign that it has stopped working (no messages, no limited connectivity or anything!) it just stops working, and I have to repair the connection. It instantly starts working again. I'm connected to a switch box that runs internet to other rooms in my house, and no router. I'm directly plugged into the wall.

Also, every port is closed. I do not know how to open up my ports, and my ISP does not block ports. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON! Please, somebody give me a suggestion..

A:Internet Cuts, and Ports ALL CLOSED!

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Hi all,

Recently, I cleaned my computer of some pretty intense trojans. It led to me doing a system repair with a Vista repair disc (yes, I'm running Vista) and numerous virus scans using Malwarebytes', Hijack this, etc.. The problem that I am having now is that since I got this virus, I have not been able to run any updates on basically any software. I believe this is because all of my internet ports are blocked (telnet localhost PORT returns with an unable to connect no matter what, also ran a check to see if any ports are open and they are not).

This has been stopping updates to my anti-malware software, etc. I'm having one last problem. My scans (I run them frequently) always uncover a DLL that my anti-virus software says is malware, but can't remove before rebooting. I assume it is added to the delete on reboot list and then it tries to delete the DLL, but I always see it when I rerun after the reboot.

EDIT: Actually it's a sys file (I was referring to it as a DLL by mistake) The name of the SYS that it finds is \windows\system32\drivers\wfvgmvxa.sys

Anyway, thanks for help that you can give me. Hopefully there's a solution out there that doesn't involve me reformatting my whole system.

A:Ports Closed Without Firewall Enabled

Download the following:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" wil... Read more

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Hello all!

I've been having this problem for a week now. Running XP SP1.

I can connect to the internet (DSL or dial-up) but I can't view any websites or check email in OE. Strangely, this happens only if I connect and disconect from the internet a couple of times. If it happens and after I restart the machine (log off doesn't help) it then connects to the internet normally.

The ports 80 (http) and 110 (pop) are closed. Firewall is not to blame, I checked. I also ran the antivirus program, ad-aware and spybot, they came up with nothing. The symptoms look like New.Net or after it's been removed with Ad-Aware (or so they tell me) but never had this pest. I also ran winsockfix.exe which didn't change anything. I read somewhere that the problem might be in winsock.dll and other winsock files being messed up. How many important files are there in XP and where should they be located (windows, windows/system or windows/system32)?

Local area network works BTW. Hosts file is intact.

I don't know what else to do other than formating my hard drive and reinstalling everything. Which I really want to avoid. Could somebody please help? Any suggestions are welcome.

Thank you,


A:Can't view websites - ports 80 and 110 closed - please help!

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Hi I have a problem trying to forward ports needed for steam: my connection to internet looks like this Cisco epc3212 cable modem -> netgear wnr3500v2 ->my pc, all via ethernet cable I set up static ip for my pc and forwarded ports in router but after checking results on web port scanners it only changed from timed out to closed. I have no firewalls, neither on my pc or router, i called my isp and they told me they don't block any ports. I have windows 7. After trying dmz all my ports remain closed except for 3389 which is remote access for windows. I.ve been working on this for past few hours and i'm loosing my mind . Any ideas?

A:ports closed after forwarding, before timed out

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At my college, i am trying to get on the internet. I can succesfully get on a web browser over my wireless connection. The problem is i can't get on anything else. I know that there is a good chance that other programs (wow, msn messenger, xfire) have there ports blocked. Or that is what i thought. But then i am sitting here with my friend, who can get on msn messenger on the same wireless network but from his computer. Now i do have it set up so that it auto detects ip address and stuff while i'm at school, and a static ip address when at home with the asus net4switch program. I checked the settings by going to the properties of my wireless connection and they are all set to auto detect. Anything else i should look at? I can't figure out why he can get on and i can't. He's runnign xp, i'm running vista.

A:School ports closed for me.. open for others

pjdell said:

At my college, i am trying to get on the internet. I can succesfully get on a web browser over my wireless connection. The problem is i can't get on anything else. I know that there is a good chance that other programs (wow, msn messenger, xfire) have there ports blocked. Or that is what i thought. But then i am sitting here with my friend, who can get on msn messenger on the same wireless network but from his computer. Now i do have it set up so that it auto detects ip address and stuff while i'm at school, and a static ip address when at home with the asus net4switch program. I checked the settings by going to the properties of my wireless connection and they are all set to auto detect. Anything else i should look at? I can't figure out why he can get on and i can't. He's runnign xp, i'm running vista.
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Do you have any proxy settings in internet explorer?

Also have you disabled DHCP?

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I have used Steve Gibson's "Shields Up!" for many years to test my firewall. It has ALWAYS shown all ports in stealth mode. However, I ran it today on both my XP desktop and my Win 7 laptop, and on both, the first 2 ports show as "open" (blue). Since I was using only the Windows firewall, I tried installing the top-rated Comodo firewall, then retested with Shields Up. Same result: First 2 ports are still only closed, and the system fails the test.

The only change I've made recently is to add a router to my cable modem so I would connect the laptop to the Internet wirelessly. Does that have anything to do with the first two ports being just closed?

A:Solved: Shields Up showing first 2 ports closed

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Ok, I am an advanced user that is boggled. I have several applications forwarded on my computer and the associated ports. Usually it works fine, but today it's been acting up. Using uTorrent's built-in port checker, while the application is open, the site, and similar port checkers, report that traffic is open, but when it's closed, it's shows that it times out. This is also true for another one of my applications. While it's open, the associated port for it is open, if it's forwarded on my router, and when the program isn't running, it doesn't allow traffic through. I have tried shutting off Windows Firewall entirely, and the result of that is that it refuses the connections instead of timing them out. I do not know whether or not it's Vista or my router, I don't think a tracert would work too well, but I may be wrong. I'm trying to play Hearts of Iron 2 Doomsday Armageddon, which has a staggering port range, 2800-2900 and 28000-29999 TCP.

Can anyone help me, this is really irking me.

If it's of any help, he's not told the host is inaccessible or the game isn't found, but rather his game refuses to respond after he tries to join my game via Hamachi.

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I hate computers!

I have forwarded all the correct ports on my routers, no firewalls/intrusive anti-virus programs are running, I have set up a static IP address outside the range of my DHCP server, the switch stemming from the router is configured correctly, etc, etc, all the basic stuff is accounted for.

I can't get an outside port scan to show that ports are open on my PC when they clearly should be, Magic Online refuses to load graphics or download new files, I can't host WC3 games, and torrents don't run at any reasonable speed because they can't connect to the ports I have set up for them. Every technical place I have contacted just tells me the basic stuff like going to portforward.com and following their directions (great).

NAT tests on the ports in question work fine (double-checked by NAT testing ports that should not work, and they most assuredly do not work, meaning the test program isn't bad). I know how to do something as "advanced" as forward ports to the correct system.

UPnP is disabled.

When I open the ports in question, I get "Connection refused" from websites like http://www.canyouseeme.org/, and when I test ports that should be blocked, I get "connection timed out." The case in the former situation is that the ports are closed, in the second, they are stealth. This means there is no problem with the router configuration, but instead, a problem with my system. Windows Firewall is disabled, BlackICE is disabled, a... Read more

A:Networking: Port forwarding problems, ports closed

Explain to us how we are suppose to help you. We don't have any pertinent information. Some details about your Internet Connection, Network and Computer might really help us help you.

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Hi all.

First of all, I'm using a laptop on Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit with SP2.

I'm trying to use the Nokia Software Updater program (downloaded from the official Nokia website) to update the firmware on my mobile phone. Each time it gives me a configuration error.

Upon reading the prompted help, it seems to be a port problem. It asked me to run a program called 'FreePortScanner' and scan for the ports within the range 62700-62750, using IP address It said if the default port was in use, to select another port within that range, using the command prompt program. However, on running the scan, all of the ports within the range specified are closed (with no mention of them being in use by something else).

How can I open one of these ports to enable this software to work?

I've done the necessary with my firewall, and even tried disabling my firewall for the duration of the firmware update with no luck. The firewall I'm using is Online Armor free edition.

Finally, I hope I've posted this in the right place.

A:[SOLVED] Opening closed ports to allow a program to work

Hi -

You should not have to configure ports for this.

Go to the EXE installation file again, then RIGHT-click on the EXE icon, select "Run as Administrator".

See how the installation goes.

Regards. . .



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First of all sorry for my bad english
Ok so getting down to business, i had this problem for more than a week now and I tried to read and search for similar problems and solutions but unfortunately none has worked up to now so I decided to post my own thread.

I think the problem started the day after my friends came over at my house they brought their own laptops and we had a lan party, i had my firewall taken down that time since they could not connect to the network, and like i said i saw the terrible slowdown in my internet speed the day after, i though it was some sort of malware or virus that i got since i had my firewall down and all, so I tried solutions from other threads, I already did a system restore far behind the day before we palyed, boot in safe mode no networking and ran a full scan using malware bytes, using panda cloud, and i even tried malware bytes anti-rooktkit, attached was the log that the ant-rootkit showed it was completely clean, though i have not tried this combofix thing yet, and to no avail, still my internet speed is very slow, my internet speed was a subscription at 1mbps no limits monthly and my download speed should be around 100kbps right?
I had this program called net limiter with me so i can monitor my net bandwidth it runs around 100kbps whenever i browse and all but some pages takes noticeably longer than before, but whenever i try to download anything from different kinds of hosts or servers (by the way i was using google chrome at t... Read more

A:Some of my ports closed? Direct Download speed choked

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Sorry, title should have been SP2 Disabled USB Ports //Post Title Edited

Good morning folks,

I have a spare computer that I recently received from a friend who works IT for a hotel chain. I am installed Windows XP on it. The computer worked fine. I then installed Service Pack 2 and now all of the USB ports are disabled.

Here is the fun stuff:
1. The keyboard and mouse must be hooked up through the USB ports. There are no individual ports for the keyboard and mouse; USB connection only.
2. There is no CD drive.
3. The BIOS is locked and I have no clue as to what the Admin password is.
4. The other bootup options of Windows 2000 and NT station will not boot - this is the reason I installed Windows XP.

Since it was a fresh install on the hard drive, I was going to move it to another computer (co-worker's) and do a re-install from there via bootup through CD. But, his computer has a password on the BIOS (which he does not know) and the computer is set to boot from hard drive and then CD if nothing is found on hard drive.

Any suggestions besides pulling out what little hair I have left?

Thanks for any help.

Edit: Thanks for the title edit KoanYorel; greatly appreciated.

A:SP2 Disabled USB Ports

Have you gone through the entire SP2 installation process and rebooted since?
I had a client running the original XP build and when I upgraded him to SP2 the USB ports started acting screwy, reporting that they would only function at a 1.1 speed, but after a couple of reboots they came back fine.

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My PC running windows 7 seems to have all the USB ports disabled. I was using it and my computer woudlnt reconize that my iphone was plugged in so i restarted. After the restart nothing that is USB works, which is a huge pain because both my mouse and keyboard are USB. How would I go about dealing with this? Do I have to reinstall windows? Or is there some other way to enable the USB ports via bios or other. Ive already tried switching ports and that wont work. I also tried booting in safemode and that didnt work either. I know its windows because up to windows my keyboard which is illuminated will light up and my mouse laser will come on until it gets to the "Starting Windows" screen.

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My USB ports have been disabled and i cannot reset my BIOS

A:USB ports disabled

nevermind i found the CMOS jumper on the website pic of the motherboard

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Hallo I accidentally had all my USB ports disabled, now my mouse and keyboard cant work.The computer has no PS2 ports.I've had the CMOS battery removed for some hours then put back, but it has not helped.I tried to enter in the BIOS setup to have the ports enabled from there but i was not succesful. Please help Justina

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Okay, here's the deal from the beginning... 6 to 10 months ago I got some help on here trying to set up my network card. I finally got it to work but it screwed up my modem and sound cards. We figured out (I use "we" loosely ) that it was caused by an IRQ conflict. I can't remember why, but I was told to try disabling my USB ports (To free up an IRQ channel?) and I did and it worked out fine, blah blah blah, happily ever after.

Now, the deal is, I just purchased a USB game controller which I wouldn't mind using and tried to install it. It said it couldn't detect the controller which is what jogged my memory about the USB disabling. I'm in BIOS mode and I changed "USB legacy support" to enabled in the "advanced" pull down menu. This didn't work. What should I change? And will I go back to having an IRQ problem? Any help would be appreciated. BrianF, you were the one who helped me out last time... Any of this ring a bell?

A:USB ports disabled? Need to enable them...

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