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Unable to connect to servers (at least some)


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Hey hi hello.

I have had some network difficulties the last week, and I don't normally ask around forums, but I feel like this is the last resort.

Now, my problem is that I somehow cannot connect to things like Steam, I can't connect to my local hosted Minecraft server using my IP ('localhost' works fine), my Win-7 gadgets can't connect to their server, and I can't connect to the peers in Bittorrent. My internet works perfectly in the ways of browsing, streaming Youtube, downloading installation files (no problem downloading the setup for Steam, Bittorrent, etc.), and I am even able to connect to Origin just fine. I just don't get the pattern.

I formatted my computer, hoping it would fix the thing but with no luck. I guess it is a router/modem thing. I have made no recent changes in router settings or installed suspicious programs whatsoever, and I have tried a series of things that didn't work, so I don't really know what to do at this point. I sincerely hope you do!

Here are my specs, should they matter:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i7
4 GB RAM
ADM Radeon HD 6800 series

D-Link Dir-615 router

I really hope you guys can help me with this!
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**UPDATE**

Okay, this is getting really weird, so I think I'll just make a list of things that work and things that do not:

LAN-connection

Works:
Internet
Download files form browser
Win-7 gadgets
Origin client

Does not work:
Steam client (unable to connect to Steam network)
Minecraft server (timeout)
Bittorrent client (connecting to peers)

Wireless connection

Works:
Internet
Download files from browser
Win-7 gadgets
Origin client
Steam client
Bittorrent client

Does not work:
Minecraft server (timeout)


Additionally I've tried scanning ports over at WhatsMyIp.org and regardless whether it's LAN or wireless, I get "timeout (blocked)" in every port.

My wireless is a nice alternative for short term useage, but it also has a limited and not to say reduced functionality (going from 8MB/s to 1.5-2MB/s). I hope this additional information can help you help me.
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You might try looking at your firewall zones, to make sure that you have them as "trusted" and not "Public". Public locks them out, refuses any 2-way connections. You could turn all firewalls off temporarily, to see if that's what's blocking them.
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error double post

Edited by plac, 13 March 2013 - 09:40 PM.

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I tried to disable my firewall comepletely, but it's still not working. Didn't help to mess around with the public settings either - in fact only Bittorrent was public enabled.
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