Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

XP doesn't accept incoming connection


  • Please log in to reply

#1
heyindie

heyindie

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
FIrst of all, hi everybody, this is my first post here!!

i use win xp pro w/sp 2, and this is my problem: i created a vpn with a friend of mine, everything is perfect, except for one thing: i can connect to him (i mean, he acts as server) but i cannot be the server, when he tries to connect to me, he gets a connection refused error.. another example, i can play games as client but not as host... i can use a software for remote desktop (VNC free edition) and i can see his desktop (act as client) but he can't see mine (he gets timeouts and connection refused errors)...

i shutdown the firewall, the antivirus, and lowered internet security in windows, but i never managed to make it work!

help...! i don't know how to fix this issue! :tazz:

thanks in advance!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
gerryf

gerryf

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
and if you are sitting behind a home router, did you set up a dmz or port forwarding to your machine?
  • 0

#3
heyindie

heyindie

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
i forgot to say that every p2p program works perfectly, so i'm a little confused!
  • 0

#4
heyindie

heyindie

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
no router...that vpn was created directly with winXP: me and my friend have nearly identical system specs on that, we both have a usb adsl modem..
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP