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Internet Dependent programs won't work


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ArcAngel14

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I'm using various filesharing programs, and they won't connect. Also, many other programs such as Winamp won't connect to radio sites. I figure that there has to be something wrong with internet or windows itself. Can anyone tell me what's up with my computer?
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Have you got a firewall running? Try switching it off.

If you're runing Service Pack 2, pop into the Control Panel and turn off its firewall to see if that is blocking it.
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what file sharing programs are you using?
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I turned off my firewall, it's still not working. I think it probaly has to do something with the ISP, is there anyways I can get around that?
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are you running your computer at home or as a part of a larger network at school/work, etc?

if you're on a larger network then the administrator might have blocked the necessary ports and there's no way of getting round that. if you're at home and you don't have any firewalls running then its either the isp or some configuration problem. if it's the isp, at least at home you have the option of switching isp's.
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