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Connection Problems #196538 18/03/08 12:44 PM
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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?

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Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #196540 18/03/08 02:06 PM
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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?

Re: Connection Problems [Re: RoCk] #196562 18/03/08 10:31 PM
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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.

Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197850 15/04/08 10:06 AM
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Hi guys some help please?

Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197876 16/04/08 12:08 AM
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They aren't blocking 6667? How do you know this?

You used a laptop to connect with what client?


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Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0] #197878 16/04/08 12:51 AM
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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.

Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197879 16/04/08 02:16 AM
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Is your /firewall on? Have you modified any system files, like TCPIP.sys?


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Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0] #197885 16/04/08 04:38 AM
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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.

Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197893 16/04/08 05:53 AM
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Here's another one for you... is this the only server you cannot connect to?


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Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197936 17/04/08 02:33 AM
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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.

Re: Connection Problems [Re: PpPpQ] #197938 17/04/08 03:28 AM
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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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Re: Connection Problems [Re: argv0] #197951 17/04/08 02:32 PM
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Actually I've encountered port problems for other similar type programs as well. I'm just hoping the mIRC community here could help me.