Windows firewall and port forwarding problems [Mystery]

Craphter

New Member
Hello, I am having serious issues with my port forwarding. This is my long story made short:

I used to have a modem which couldn't be port-forwarded, so I got a new one from my ISP. I called my ISP (I have ADSL internet connection) so they opened 2 ports, they did so successfully. The ports are 6112 and 6114. I need these ports to host Warcraft 3 games in Battle.Net, if they are not open, I can not host these games.

That being said, I was hosting and playing happily with no issues, up to this week. I was using a hosting software (Ghost++ bot) to host these games, one day I opened it up and it just wouldn't work. Doesn't matter, I'll host it manually, so I did. I was hosting (successfully) with no bot up to today... I start a game, and my friend says he can not join (sign that my ports aren't opened), so I head to Open Port Check Tool and, indeed, my two ports were "closed", it said it could not see me through those ports, when a week ago it could. So I call my ISP asking for them to check and make sure if my ports were open, and they were, but I still couldn't host, so I ask him why was this, he suggests that it might be Windows' firewall, so I deactivate it, and try again. Nothing. I activate it and add a TON of exceptions of all kinds, port exceptions, program exceptions, service exceptions, custom exceptions. Nothing. I deactivate it again, and they were still closed! So I reset my modem router a few times, I update my Microsoft's Loopback Adapter's ip (which I had added a few weeks ago, before all the trouble, my internal ip is 192.168.1.100) and tripe-checked everything. I still can not host, and canyouseeme.org still says my ports are closed.

My ISP is no help, so I come here, seeking for some answers to this mystery.
I would really appreciate any kind of help.
Thank you for your time.
Craphter.




OS: Windows Seven Ultimate Edition 32 bits
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM: 3 GB
HDD: 500 GB (40% free)
Modem router: TP-LINK TD-8840T ADSL2+
 

Drew

Banned
I highly doubt the OS firewall is the problem. Here are my suggestions/thoughts...

(It's a madem/router, all-in-one, right?)

>> Swap it out.
>> Check for Firmware updates
>> Power cycle it
>> Uninstall the Net Adapter & reboot

Maybe you've done all this, already, except going to the IP & swapping out the unit.
 

Craphter

New Member
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by "swap it out", but, no, I haven't done any of this. I got a friend to help me through teamviewer, turns out my network configuration was wrong, my internal IP had changed, and I had to update it from 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.101 Thank you for your time Drew.
 

Drew

Banned
Ah, ok, figured that had been checked. Good you had your friend remotely to SEE things. I use RA or Team Viewer for & w/ clients often... lots better & quicked when more or less hands-on. Swap out=replace (w/ new unit).

Anyway, cool it's god now. :thumbs_up:

As for my time, you're welcome.

Cheers,
Drew
 
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