accept() fails

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    accept() fails

    Hey guys. I'm working on my app right now and there's something not working. I tried connecting to one of my friend's computer -- to whom I gave the application -- but the message box test located in ListeningThreadProc() never popped up which means that accept() failed. Here's the code:
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include "Scintilla.h"
    #include "SciLexer.h"
    #include "tabctrl.h"
    #include "mdi_child.h"
    #include "network.h"
    #include "resource.h"
    
    HWND client;
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM);
    BOOL CALLBACK DlgProc(HWND, UINT, WPARAM, LPARAM);
    
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int) {
    	OC_Interface::RegisterMDIChildClass();
    	OC_Net::Initialize();
    
    	WNDCLASSEX wc;
    	ZeroMemory(&wc, sizeof(WNDCLASSEX));
    	wc.cbSize			= sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
    	wc.hbrBackground	= (HBRUSH)(COLOR_WINDOW + 1);
    	wc.hCursor			= LoadCursor(0, IDC_ARROW);
    	wc.hIcon			= LoadIcon(0, IDI_WINLOGO);
    	wc.lpfnWndProc		= WndProc;
    	wc.lpszClassName	= "Online Coder";
    	if(!RegisterClassEx(&wc)) MessageBox(0, "Couldn't register class", 0, 0);
    
    	HWND hwnd = CreateWindow("Online Coder", "", WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, 0, 0, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, 0, 0, 0, 0);
    
    	UpdateWindow(hwnd);
    	ShowWindow(hwnd, true);
    
    	DialogBox(0, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_DIALOG1), hwnd, DlgProc);
    
    	MSG msg;
    	while(true) {
    		while(PeekMessage(&msg, 0, 0, 0, PM_REMOVE) != 0) {
    			if(msg.message == WM_QUIT) break;
    			if(!TranslateMDISysAccel(client, &msg)) {
    				TranslateMessage(&msg);
    				DispatchMessage(&msg);
    			}
    		}
    		if(msg.message == WM_QUIT) break;
    	}
    
    	return 0;
    }
    
    HWND whatever;
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK WndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wprm, LPARAM lprm) {
    	switch(msg) {
    	case WM_CREATE:
    		{
    			CLIENTCREATESTRUCT ccs;
    			ZeroMemory(&ccs, sizeof(CLIENTCREATESTRUCT));
    			ccs.idFirstChild = MDIFIRSTCHILD;
    
    			client = CreateWindowEx(0, "mdiclient", 0, WS_CHILD | WS_CLIPCHILDREN | WS_VSCROLL | WS_HSCROLL | WS_VISIBLE,
    				CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, hwnd, 0, 0, (LPVOID)&ccs);
    
    			OC_Interface::CreateNewMDIChild(client, "whatever");
    		}
    		break;
    	case WM_DESTROY:
    		OC_Interface::UnregisterMDIChildClass();
    		PostQuitMessage(0);
    		break;
    	default:
    		return DefFrameProc(hwnd, client, msg, wprm, lprm);
    	}
    	return 0;
    }
    
    BOOL CALLBACK DlgProc(HWND hdlg, UINT msg, WPARAM wprm, LPARAM lprm) {
    	switch(msg) {
    		case WM_INITDIALOG:
    			return TRUE;
    		case WM_COMMAND:
    			switch(LOWORD(wprm)) {
    				case IDOK:
    					char temp[20];
    					GetDlgItemText(hdlg, IDC_IPBOX, temp, 20);
    					OC_Net::ConnectToIP(temp);
    					EndDialog(hdlg, 0);
    					return TRUE;
    			}
    			return TRUE;
    		default:
    			return FALSE;
    	}
    	return FALSE;
    }
    Code:
    #ifndef _NETWORK_H_INCLUDED_
    #define _NETWORK_H_INCLUDED_
    
    #define NET_DEFAULTPORT 1234
    #define NET_ERR_NOTCONNECTEd 0x
    
    #include <winsock.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    
    #pragma comment(lib, "wsock32.lib")
    
    namespace OC_Net {
    	DWORD WINAPI ListeningThreadProc(void*);
    	void ConnectToIP(const char*);
    	void Initialize();
    
    	extern SOCKET ConnSocket;
    	extern HANDLE ListeningThread;
    };
    
    #endif // _NETWORK_H_INCLUDED_
    Code:
    #include "network.h"
    
    namespace OC_Net {
    	SOCKET ConnSocket = INVALID_SOCKET;
    	HANDLE ListeningThread = 0;
    
    	DWORD WINAPI ListeningThreadProc(void* unused) {
    		sockaddr_in sin;
    		ZeroMemory(&sin, sizeof(sockaddr_in));
    		sin.sin_addr.s_addr	= inet_addr("127.0.0.1");
    		sin.sin_family	= AF_INET;
    		sin.sin_port	= htons(NET_DEFAULTPORT);
    		
    		SOCKET s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP);
    		if(s != INVALID_SOCKET) {
    			bind(s, (sockaddr*)&sin, sizeof(sin));
    			if(listen(s, SOMAXCONN) != SOCKET_ERROR) {
    				int add_len = sizeof(sin);
    				while(ConnSocket == INVALID_SOCKET)
    					ConnSocket = accept(s, NULL, NULL);
    				MessageBox(0,"ok",0,0);
    			}
    		}
    		return 0;
    	}
    
    	void ConnectToIP(const char* ip_addr) {
    		if(ConnSocket == INVALID_SOCKET) {
    			DWORD exit_code = 0;
    			GetExitCodeThread(ListeningThread, &exit_code);
    			if(exit_code == STILL_ACTIVE) {
    				sockaddr_in sin;
    				ZeroMemory(&sin, sizeof(sockaddr_in));
    				sin.sin_addr.s_addr	= inet_addr(ip_addr);
    				sin.sin_family	= AF_INET;
    				sin.sin_port	= htons(NET_DEFAULTPORT);
    				
    				SOCKET s = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP);
    				if(s != INVALID_SOCKET) {
    					int err = connect(s, (sockaddr*)&sin, sizeof(sin));
    					if(err != SOCKET_ERROR) {
    						ConnSocket = s;
    						TerminateThread(ListeningThread, 0);
    					}
    				}
    			}
    		}
    	}
    
    	void Initialize( ) {
    		WSADATA data;
    		WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(1,1), &data);
    
    		ListeningThread = CreateThread(0, 0, ListeningThreadProc, 0, 0, 0);
    	}
    };
    All return values are fine so I assume that accept() is failing, is the fact that I am under a router the explication to all of this ?

    Thanks.

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    PS: Further info. The value returned by GetLastError() tells me that the connection timed out. Any idea why this could happen ? (error code 10060 if you want to see for yourself).

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    I'll assume you mean WSAGetLastError as that is the function for geting socket related errors.

    Your connection attempts might not be reaching the server, this would produce a timeout. If the server is located behind a router then the router may need to have port forwarding activated.

    When the router recieves a connection request there could be multiple hosts on it's network, it needs to be told which host and port to direct the connection request to.

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    I tried redirecting the port to my computer to no avail. It didn't change the results. I still get WSAETIMEDOUT or something like this whenever someone tries to connect on my computer and vice versa.

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