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#196538 - 18/03/08 12:44 PM Connection Problems
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
When I try to connect to mIRC, I receive this msg:

* Unable to connect to server (Connection timed out)
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* Connect retry #1 irc.gamesurge.net (6667) (dns pool)

When I check my connections I see this (my ip blanked out obviously, the columns with 0 = "bytes in", while the other would be "bytes out"):




Some background information:

1. It happened after I went on vacation and came back after a week (hence no settings changes).

2. I'm in a university network. Access to the network is via a network point in the wall, yet after contact with the network administrator it appears they aren't blocking my point/the site and it appears to be a problem isolated to my com.

3. Doesn't seem to be a malware problem but if you like I can post a hijackthis log.

4. Apparently not a firewall problem/antivirus problem because disabling them doesn't seem to have any effect.

5. I can still use the internet freely.

Help please?


Edited by PpPpQ (18/03/08 12:44 PM)

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#196540 - 18/03/08 02:06 PM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2009

Try using ports other than 6667 and see what happens. Somewhere in the range of 6665-6669 and 7000.

Originally Posted By: PpPpQ

they aren't blocking my point/the site


Did you ask them if they're blocking port 6667?

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#196562 - 18/03/08 10:31 PM Re: Connection Problems [Re: RoCk]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
Doesn't work for all ports doesn't work for all sites.

Heh, nope they aren't. I used a laptop to plug into my network point and it can connect fine.

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#197850 - 15/04/08 11:06 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
Hi guys some help please?

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#197876 - 16/04/08 01:08 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
They aren't blocking 6667? How do you know this?

You used a laptop to connect with what client?
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#197878 - 16/04/08 01:51 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
I used my roommate's laptop and plugged it into my network point and connected to the same server which I attempted to, using MIRC. Worked fine for his. Hence the problem is that of my machine.

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#197879 - 16/04/08 03:16 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
Is your /firewall on? Have you modified any system files, like TCPIP.sys?
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#197885 - 16/04/08 05:38 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
A full clean uninstall of the firewall has no effect.

I did use the EvID Patch to remove the restrictions on the number of connections. But reversion to the original amount seems to have no effect.

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#197893 - 16/04/08 06:53 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
Here's another one for you... is this the only server you cannot connect to?
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#197936 - 17/04/08 03:33 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: PpPpQ
Doesn't work for all ports doesn't work for all sites.

Heh, nope they aren't. I used a laptop to plug into my network point and it can connect fine.


Nope, can't connect to anything whatsoever.

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#197938 - 17/04/08 04:28 AM Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
try another irc client just for testing purposes.. can any irc client connect to a server? perhaps this has nothing to do with mIRC
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#197951 - 17/04/08 03:32 PM Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0]
PpPpQ Offline
Nutrimatic drinks dispenser

Registered: 15/03/08
Posts: 7
Actually I've encountered port problems for other similar type programs as well. I'm just hoping the mIRC community here could help me.

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