Wierd internet problems....

This is a discussion on Wierd internet problems.... within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I just moved to canada, and since I've gotten here, the only programs I've been able to use that can ...

  1. #1
    Software Developer jverkoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    University of Waterloo
    Posts
    1,903

    Wierd internet problems....

    I just moved to canada, and since I've gotten here, the only programs I've been able to use that can connect to the internet are browser programs. Every other program that connects to the internet and isn't a browser just fails (like games and software that tries to update itself).....any reason why this would happen? I've moved to canada from the states, but i don't see why i wouldn't be allowed to see servers anymore that i usually could go to all the time...

  2. #2
    and the hat of wrongness Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    The edge of the known universe
    Posts
    32,334
    Did you set the latitude when you moved north?

    Did you also install XP-SP2 and enable its firewall?
    Or some other external firewall in say a router you own.

    Failing that, ask your ISP to see if they can tell you where the connections are failing.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

  3. #3
    Bob Dole for '08 B0bDole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    618
    Your ISP might block every port except 80. That would explain it.

  4. #4
    Crazy Fool Perspective's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,640
    who is your ISP? have you tried adjusting the moose antler antenae on the top of your igloo? (welcome to Canada )

  5. #5
    Software Developer jverkoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    University of Waterloo
    Posts
    1,903
    I believe shaw is our ISP. I've never had an ISP before that blocked every port but one...that seems kinda ridiculous to me...oh, and my FTP program still works too, WS_FTP95...so, i dunno. I'll probably just call my ISP and see what's up.

  6. #6
    Bob Dole for '08 B0bDole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    618
    they could block all ports except 80, 21 and others... I've heard of it before
    Hmm

  7. #7
    Software Developer jverkoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    University of Waterloo
    Posts
    1,903
    So basically blocking all non http/ftp ports then?

  8. #8
    S Sang-drax's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Göteborg, Sweden
    Posts
    2,072
    It's quite common to block every port except 80 and 21 in local networks for organizations. But if an ISP would do such a thing in Sweden, they wouldn't get many customers.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

  9. #9
    Crazy Fool Perspective's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,640
    I used Shaw when i lived out west, I played many an online game and all kinds of things through non http/ftp ports.

  10. #10
    i dont know Vicious's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,200
    What version of XP are you using?

    If SP1's firewall is on... thats a problem. SP2 asks you if you want to keep blocking an app or not.

    Is your setup ANY different than before you moved?
    What is C++?

  11. #11
    Software Developer jverkoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    University of Waterloo
    Posts
    1,903
    not at all, i had sp2, but immediately after I installed it, i couldn't connect to the internet anymore, period, and i didn't even have the firewall on! So i had to use system restore to go back to my old config and then everything was back to the same. But, well, the ONLY thing that's different afaik from now and from back when i was in the states is we have a different modem now...so, yah.

    I just sent an email to my ISP, will probably call them once we get a phone if I don't hear back from them.

  12. #12
    i dont know Vicious's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,200
    I wonder if the modem has anything to do with your Windows "location" settings...

    Like if your windows still thinks your in the states? Does anyone know if that has anything to do with it????

    EDIT:
    If you do get this figured out you will let us know right!? This is one of those things you just HAVE to know the answer to
    Last edited by Vicious; 09-26-2004 at 06:41 PM.
    What is C++?

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. C Pointers Problems
    By mhelal in forum C Programming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-10-2007, 05:35 AM
  2. String Manipulation problems -_-
    By Astra in forum C Programming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-13-2006, 04:48 PM
  3. Rendering problems (DirectX?)
    By OnionKnight in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 12:17 PM
  4. createremotethread and writeprocessmemory problems
    By cloudy in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-03-2005, 05:06 PM
  5. Browser Problems with new computer
    By Rune Hunter in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-05-2004, 11:30 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21