I have two primary sources of connecting to the internet, Verizon FIOS at home and Sprint Broadband when on the road. Recently, my computer had a problem with the south bridge that was repaired via some very shotty saudering work =)
Anyways, I have reformmated the drive and the only programs on the computer now are AVG, Sprint Smartview, Ventrilo, and WoW. The problem I am having is that I connect to Ventrilo just fine when I am connected at home to Verizon FIOS, but when I turn my Wi-Fi off, and connect to Sprint Smartview, I can no longer connect to Ventrilo (Ventrilo tells me that a server is available, but when I try to connect I immediately get a disconnection .wav and takes me back to the server is ready to connect prompt). I have no idea why it could connect on one type of internet connection but be unable to with another.
Some of the rudimentary troubleshooting I have done-
It's not that Sprint Smartview does not offer enough bandwidth to run Ventrilo. Ventrilo takes like 3kb/sec in order to connect, and I can connect to Sprint Smartview and surf the web, watch streaming video, speed tests put me at 600 kb/sec avg, etc
I am able to use Yahoo Messanger with voice chat features so it's not a conflict with Sprint Smartview for some reason conflicting with microphone or speakers / headset in some funky way.
I would also like to point out that I have used the Sprint Smartview and Ventrilo combination with no problems for about two years prior. However, this is a "new" version of Sprint Smartview since the version I have always used is no longer available for download from their web-site. Maybe the "new" version does not like the port I'm trying to use? Or does it have some crazy firewall built into that particular program? I can't find the firewall if that is the case, and plus a built-in firewall built into an internet connection program doesn't make any sense to me, but it is orwellian Sprint so who knows..... anyone familiar with these two programs with a suggestion as to what I might be able to do would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.