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Behind an Invisible Firewall

By Rodex
Oct 10, 2005
  1. Hi im in a wierd situation. All of the sudden my internet or router decided to block me from Limewaire, Steam, Gamespy, and Azureus. It says I have no connection and or I am behind a firewall. Well ive disabled all my antispyware anti adware programs, internal xp firewalls, and I dont have and anti virus programs installed. I also checked my router settings and everything is the way it has been.

    Computer: Alienware 51m 7700 XP Home SP2 (With wireless card)
    Router: NetGear WGR614v4

    I am stumped beyond all belief right now, I dont know whats the problem.
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Could your ISP be blocking these?
     
  3. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Did you do anything before this started happening?

    ie. reset your router, windows update, etc?
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Most likely it is your ISP. Change the configuration of these programs to use non-default ports.
     
  5. Rodex

    Rodex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I did port forward for Azureus, and disable my SPI firewall on my router, then restarted it. But ive set everything back to normal.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    get a command prompt and try this sequence:
    nslookup gamespy.com​
    you should get the IP address (I see 216.35.123.102, yours may be different) and use it to
    tracert ip_address​
    I get a 16 hop path to that address, and again yours is likely to be different.

    If you can get an end-to-end path to gamespy.com, then SOME firewall is your problem.
     
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