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How to open specific ports?


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Some softwareprograms can't working correctly because they can't connect to Internet.
And the problem is that these programs need to open specific ports to work.
And my question is, how do I know which program (antivirus, firewall etc) who's blocking and needs to open that ports?
And how can I open them?
And I wonder if there is some possiblility to check if particular ports are open or closed for Internettraffic?
If I can ping my own computer for particular ports to see if they are open or not?
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Are you running an software firewalls? If so, which one(s)?
Are you behind a router? If so, what is the brand and model?

Here is a couple of sites on which ports to open for specific applications:

http://www.practical...p_port_list.htm

http://www.portforward.com/cports.htm
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I am using Black-Ice Defender as firewall.
But I have tryed to turn it off and see if it works, but it didn't worked anyway.
So I wonder if there is OS Windows XP that cause the problem and not allow some apps to not work?
I have checked the links, but is there not an "easy" way to open ports if I know exactly which port to open?
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Is your running servive pack 2 on windows, then it has a built-in firewall. If your not sure whic service pack you are running, right click my computer and click properties, it will b eunder the general tab.

If you know what software programs on your computer can't connect, then the links will help. What software programs are you running that cant connect?

Here is a really great site that is based on Black-Ice Defender. It shows how to allow ports to go through the firewall.

http://72.14.203.104...ca&ct=clnk&cd=7

Go to the table of contents and click "Blocking or accepting an Ip address or port"
It will open in adobe and scroll to page 62.
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is this a system at home, work, or school?

was it working before you installed the firewall (black ice) software?

please let us know your sp level as it would help
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I am using Windows XP Pro SP2, and it is a home system.
The program I am trying to connect is "Pornripper" it is a freeware program.
But it can't connect to the host because it says that something is blocking port 1358.
And I am not using Windows built in firewall.
That one is turned off.
So I can't understand what's blocking it.
I remember that I have had problems with few other programs that where unable to connect to the server because it was something that was blocking a specific port.
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i just got bellsouth dsl and now i also cant use any programs that access the net. I have no Internet security firewall even turnd off windows firewall just to check. The programs i cant run are MSn live msger, limewire,utorrent,paltalk,netscape browser and i cant even freaking play warcraft 3 online What the... i got dsl mainly for online gaming and i cant even do that. :blink: is someone can help me if my prob is the same as topic posters or i have also made a diff thread but no one has replied so if u can pleez do.
PS msn trouble shoot says there is something wrong with "key ports". Sorry to the topic starter for this post hijack but im desperate :whistling:
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