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Xantos89

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Well, when i had first had problems with this, I was trying to host games in WC3. I discovered my problem was that the security in my old router was stopping me from doing it so i would just unplug the router and connect the cable straight to my computer. I got this new wireless router to connect my laptop but when i want to unplug my router to get past the security for my desk computer It has the same security. Now I can't upload files to websites or even send files to freinds over AIM. I can't directly connect to them either they have to connect to me.

I turned off my firewalls at one time and it did nothing... Any ideas how to fix this internet thing?
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Um...anyone there?
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Nobody knows what happened to my computer...
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Hey Xantos89,

I have just spent a few hours sorting opinions from facts on my own security issues.

Sounds to me like you are having some of the same issues with data being able to come and go as you want it to.

The issue seems two fold:
A) Hardware router\Firewall.
B) Software Firewall.

My advice is to sort out for real what the problem is, your real worl work around (unplugging and bypassing) is a good short term fix but it does not address the issue.

I had a lot of success at https://www.grc.com/default.htm.
My advice is to go through the SheildsUP and Leaktest sections step by step. I have found myself that taking the time to go step by step rather than skimming here has made the difference for me.

I would be interested to hear if this helps.

Best

J-B
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