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Open NAT Windows 7 No Router.

Question: Open NAT Windows 7 No Router.

Ok, I don't even know if it's possible, I have just started playing a game (Crysis 2) and when I'm in the game it says I'm under a strict NAT type. I have looked around a lot to try and find a way to change my settings to open, but alas NO LUCK. Only links I find are ones that tell you how to do it if you're connection has a router. I'm not on a router, I'm using a Virgin Mobile Broadband card and the only firewall I'm behind is a windows firewall.

Now, you'd think I could just turn off the firewall and solve the problem.. but no. If I do that, it won't even let me log into the game. Terrible connection issues with this game. Soo.. yeah. I've come here because last time I came here people were real friendly and helpful.

So if there is a way to open NAT on windows 7, while having no router. Can someone please tell me? Thank you.

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Answer: Open NAT Windows 7 No Router.

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Question: Open DNS in router

I am trying to use open dns. OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security

I decided to put the open dns ip's in my router so that when anyone uses my network they will get the open dns ip's instead of my isp dns derver ip's.

All of my pc's (2 xp home, 1 win 7 homeprem) are set up as dhcp clients.

My problem is that the win 7 box is still getting the isp dns ip's. The 2 xp's are getting the new opendns ip's.

Win 7, I have rebooted, disabled adapter/reenabled adapter, disabled ipv6....

Any ideas?

Answer:Open DNS in router

hi.....these might be of help....
OpenDNS Community > Forums > OpenDNS on windows 7 beta build 7000
OpenDNS Community > Forums > Windows 7 woes

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Platform: Westell UltraLine Series3
Model Number: A90-9100EM15-10

I know how to forward ports on this router, but ever since I had to restore my windows to a fresh copy, my router doesn't work right.

Also, I restored my router to default settings after I couldn't get it to forward any ports.

This is pretty much my problem, whenever I forward my port I want open, i check it and get the message "Error: I could not see your service on on port (55655)
Reason: Connection refused"

It's driving me insane. I've forwarded ports before on this router, but it's not working this time.

Answer:My router will not let me open ports.

Make sure you set a static IP on the computer you want
to forward to and use that port for forwarding.
The IP in that error looks like it may be your modem IP.

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Question: Open Router Ports

Hello all , well i need some help , i want to open some ports of my router and i dont know how to do it , please someone tell me an easy way to open ports , i want to open some ports, not all. a program to OPEN ports not to see opened ports. My router is "TRENDnet" "TEW-231BRP" "802.11b Wireless Router".

Please someone give me a web page plz or a program.



Answer:Open Router Ports

You mean you want to map some ports in your router to specific machines on your LAN. This should be possible through the router's web-based administration interface.Do you not have docs for the router? Or can you not download them from the manufacturer's website if you don't?

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hi everyone

i was wondering does anyone knows how to open port 21 on their router

i need help opening port 21

My router is DL-524

Answer:How do i open port 21 on my router

You need to get in to your routers settings by typing your routers ip address in your browsers address bar.

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I've got a Linksys router and I'm trying to SSH into my home machine (, however in the UPnP Forwarding page of the router setup neither SSH nor SFTP are in the Preset Applications list. Whenever I try to add it to the customized applications list, if I use internal port 22 (external port shouldn't matter, right? though I've tried it both ways) via TCP it gives me the error "Failure: No space to add Virtual Server or have a duplication port:ssh." I get the same error if I try to use port 22 in Port Range Forwarding.

Not only that, but if I set the Preset Application for FTP to internal port 22 it makes the changes successfully, but doesn't work. So the question is, what else in the router is set to port 22 (I've looked and couldn't find anything that had a 22 in it) that might conflict with the UPnP forwarding? Also how would I fix it?

Edit: I should also mention that if I keep Preset FTP at internal port 21 as is default it works completely, likewise if I SSH from a machine on the LAN via IP address (thus bypassing the router) on port 22 it also works fine.

Edit again: Forgive me for being retarded, I assumed it was a linksys because that's what I usually buy, upon further inspection of the upper left corner of the screen it turns out that it's a Network Everyhwere nr041... so if you can solve my first two questions here's the extra credit: how did I get this router (I didn't buy it)?
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Answer:Can't open 22 on Linksys router??

I don't think you are on the right page to do the thing you want. You shouldn't be on the UPnP page to setup your port forwarding. There should be another page in the router labled port forwarding where you can specify the range of ports (22 to 22) and the address you want the port forwarded to (the machine you want to SSH into).

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So, i've been hosting games for a while but i don't know what happened, after i try to port forward router ports they just won't open :O. Yeh, as i go to
Open Port Check Tool it says ''Error: I could not see your service on 62.**.***.*** on port (*****)
Reason: Connection timed out''

So.... How can i open my ports?? Do i have to call my router provider or something??

Answer:Router ports won't open

It really depends on your specific router model to setup port forwarding, it's hard to tell really. But a few things you could do in advance are checking that your computer as a fixed LAN IP address, and forward the port to that IP and make sure a program is actually listening to that port when you run the check online.
Another way to check it would be to connect two computers to the router, one to a LAN port and another to the WAN port, and check whether or not they can see each other.

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I ran an online security check with Symantic, the results of which said my ports 80 and ICMP Ping were open. Should I be concerned?TIA

Answer:Ports open on router

Nothing to worry about; Port80 is an alternative for http and ICMP Pings are simply the means of checking if a user is still on the site.If you have a good Antivirus program and windows firewall activated and combine these with common sense you will be ok.

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I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.
Can u please give me a simple guide on how to open ports on your router.
Is there any programs that can actually open ports on ur router for you?
cause im too lazy to do all that command promt stuff. but if using command prompt is the only wy ill do it.

Can u also teach me how to forward those ports to your router so that outside sources can access them.

Answer:How to open ports on your router

ragne2 said:

I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.

Is there any programs that can actually open ports on ur router for you?
cause im too lazy to do all that command promt stuff. but if using command prompt is the only wy ill do it.Click to expand...

Opening a port is a goofy term - - let's start with just using a port.
For a port to exist, some program creates a socket and then uses it to LISTEN for connections. You can see this with (command prompt tool) netstat -oan
Programs which are awaiting connections show up like

the nnn are the 'port numbers' created by the program.

Q? Which ports are open? A: only those that exist, eg: port 135 is open, and port 136 is closed (ie doesn't exist).
Regardless of your other setups for the router and firewall, the port is not open unless a program is LIST... Read more

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I need to change some settings on my router (the nat to open) how do I go about doing this? Very simple steps work the best with me lol!(how do i even get to the page to change router settings?!)

Answer:Setting NAT on router to open? help

You should start by reading your router manual. After that, try to figure out what you want to achieve and tell us too

"nat to open" does not make sense. Do you want to play some game with someone over the internet? What game is it? What kind of a router do you have?

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hey everyone!
I have an router, edimax BR-6104, and I want to open ports for getting High ID in Emule. The ports I need to open are:
If you know something about how to do it please share me and help me on that.

Answer:Help me open ports on router!

Uh, I don't mean to sound cranky here, but RTFM?
I am sure there is an answer in the manual that it came with.

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Hi can someone please help clear up my concerns because I accidentally interned the wrong DNS address on my new router.
After entering this typo I almost immediately that my connection was unstable especially on Linux and yesterday evening when I logged back into my router the DNS settings were set to there defaults. But I was able to surf the web kinda in Windows though it timed out often and certain webpages wouldn't even open, and now when ever I enter the correct DNS settings it disconnects from the internet.  
Here's what I entered
Instead of
I'm really feeling uneasy and stressed about this, any advice?
Why does stuff like this happen whenever your in poor health or any other of life's trials and complications?

Answer:Open DNS typo on router

Two things you might check:
1. In Windows, do your Network Properties have a DNS Server entry(s) that point(s) to your router (probably or close) or do they point to the published OpenDNS IP addresses? Easy check: From an Elevated Command Prompt: ipconfig /all
2. After you corrected the DNS router entries, did you have the router do a cold reboot?
I believe you shouldn't overly stress yourself over this if you didn't make any financial transactions. But new passwords could be needed.

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I've got a BeBox - a Thomson TG585v7 - and for the life of me I cannot find anywhere in the settings how to open ports. I need ports 80, 25, 443 and 987 open and I'm stymied until I can do that. Any suggestions, wise folk? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Open ports on my router

Try here click here

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Hey does anyone know how to open router prots? I need to be able to play some games, but also try a few other things for my computer. I can't figure out how to open the right ports. Any suggestions?

Answer:Can't open Router Ports!!!!

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I'm hoping someone will be kind enough to help with a problem. I am connected to my internet network on my PC through an Ethernet cable, but cannot access the internet through a browser or anything else. This is the second time this week this has happened. I had a separate PC issue early this week which caused me to reinstall windows. I have had the issue with connecting to the internet occur twice now since reinstalling windows, both times after installing windows updates. I resolved the first occur acne by having my ISP come out. I do not know what they did to fix the problem, only that the router was not the source, and he changed something while logged into the modem settings. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Cannot open web page, connected to router

First get a command prompt and then issue these to commands

both should give some answers, neither should timeout or show errors

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Greetings from Holly Jerusalem

Open settings page of any ROUTER

Hereunder step by step to open the page:

1. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Internet option as fig

2. Select connections tab as fig

3. Select LAN settings as fig

4. Remove check mark in front Server if available as fig

I am sure that will work

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Everytime i start up an online games of Gears of War 2 it brings up a notice saying that i have strict firewall settings. This means much slower matchmaking and that sometimes i cannot connect to other players. Does anyone know what to do?

Answer:How to open up ports on router for X360
Any help ?

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hi, I know this is more of a windows forum, but when I was searching this is the place most of my searches lead me too. Right now I'm in Russia using a Zyxel Keenetic router, which works fine without using OpenDns. There doesn't seem to be a model number either, just Keenetic. There's no way that I've found to change to point to the Open DNS servers on the router, only on the individual computers, maybe there's a conflict. The 4g company I'm going through is Yota. When I try to use OpenDNS the internet might work for a site or two but then stops. When I use the standard windows troubleshooting, it says the problem is the DNS server isn't responding. Also it doesn't work on those other guys' computers either. I'm using windows 7 Ultimate. Thanks for your time,

Answer:open dns not working through zyxel router

Hi Tony and welcome to W7 Forums

Take a look at pages 26 onwards of the manual. It seems to be regarding DNS. Sorry, but it's in Russian, so I can't give any more help than that.

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Hi everyone !

This is my first post on this website but i really need help and please excuse my poor english

So recently my brother has blocked some ports on our home router because he thinks i play too much video games. ( i actually

dont play a lot ! ). He says there are alternative ways to make it work again and challenges me to figure out how to change the

ports back to normal but he would not give me the access to the router, meaning i dont know the Login and password for it.

Plus I am not allowed to reset the router to factory settings.

For about three days I have been looking up ways to change the ports on my router through my computer but nothing has

worked so far. I have a gaming tournament coming up and I really need to practice with my team but i cant get access to it.

Can anyone please help me with this! I appreciate it !!!
below is my system's information,

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3560 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468745 MB, Free - 420932 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53Z
Antivirus: None
I am not that good at computing but i am trying to learn~

Hope you guys can give me awesome feedback, thanks!

PS( i play league of legends! )

Answer:Possible way to open a port without router access?

well... are you sure that he didnt just block the ports on your computer?... and it the router is blocking a port... you must have access to the router to unblock them

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Hey. I have this router

I have tried everything to open the ports in order to use my Foscam IP Camera. I doubt my vonage modem would interfere as it is connected to one of the LAN ports in the router itself. Can anyone provide me with any ideas on how to open them? I dont want this foscam ip camera just sit and collect dust. Thanks

Answer:router wont open ports

Opening ports on the TP Link TL-WR841N model router

If that doesn't work, email support

or telephone

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Got cable broadband installed recently and set up Mentor 4port cable router to share cable modem connection between two PCs running XP. Setup seems ok, both PCs connect to web no problem, decided to check how secure ports were via Sygate SOS and results got me worried.On ALL tests (QuickScan, Stealth, Trojan etc) the following ports are open - 80 and 8080.Spoke to ntl Tech Support who did not seem to worried about this just told me to keep my Virus Scanner (AntiVir) up to date, use a firewall, and run AdAware. Do you think i need to be worried about open ports? How do i close them?My firewall is zonealarm (free edition)

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How do I open ports in a Linksys Router firewall? I read the way to do it via Microsofts ICF ( but what I need is to do the same with my router. Thanks!

Answer:How do I open ports in a Router Firewall?

see if your router is listed here

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I have a TP-Link Archer C7.
Firmware Version: 3.14.1 Build 140929 Rel.33293n
Hardware Version: v2
There are a few sites I cannot access. For example, I cannot access, or
Other than a few exceptions, I have good Internet access.
I cannot ping either site from a command line in Windows 7 (request times out).
I can ping them in the router admin pages using the ping diagnostics tool TP-Link provides.
I get the same results from all devices on my network, wired or wireless.
I can access these sites when I connect directly to the modem, but not when I connect the router.
MTU adjustment has made no difference (set to 1300 based on pinging and finding no fragmentation as high as 1272.).
I have double checked that no restrictions, filtering, scheduling or access control is enabled.
I tried temporarily disabling the SPI firewall.
I tried temporarily disabling IPv6.
I updated the firmware from the prior version 131217 last night, but I notice no difference.
I do not believe I need to use MAC cloning. My ISP is Astound. My WAN connection is dynamic IP.
I have not modified the primary and secondary entries for DNS servers.
It is after extensive Googling and attempts that I have compiled the above info. I do not understand all of it, but am just trying to dig up an answer. It seems a lot of people have posted about a similar issue (having a few sites inaccessible), and across various makes and models of routers, but... Read more

Answer:Solved: New router will not open some web sites

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Hello folks... I am sick and tired of constantly fiddling with my static IP address on consoles and with my router in order to try and get Open NAT, or trying to choose which ONE of my many consoles get to be in the DMZ, only to have something reset my settings behind my back. Really sick of it.

So, I want a router than designates one of its physical Ethernet ports as OPEN NAT or DMZ, and anything connected to that port, all switches and devices that may be attached, are automatically OPEN NAT or DMZ. This would be phenomenal for me as I already have all my consoles and other entertainment devices already hooked to a series of switches going back to one port on my router, all hard wired.

Where can I buy such a router, and if it doesn't exist, why the hell not?

EDIT: Just found one that might work from T-P Link on Amazon... it seems to have a dedicated DMZ port, but then I realized that I am forced to use a specific router with MoCA by my ISP (I have FiOS). So can I then buy a second router, give it a static IP, set that static IP as DMZ in the first router, and hook all my devices that I want to be Open NAT/DMZ to the second router by turning off NAT completely on the second router? Will that even work?

Answer:Looking for router with an Open NAT/DMZ port! Does it exist?

just get a static ip for every console you have... plus one for your router to connect your household's other devices, pcs/tablets/phones

set them up all on a switch that connects directly to your isp, none of your consoles will need NAT or DMZ...

but tbh, most consoles are pretty NAT friendly, maybe your problems aren't with that...

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I have a router.
How I check/test which port are really open ?

Answer:testing open ports of a router

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Friend has relatively new custom built PC -AMD 3000, 512 MB ram,Win Xp with SP2 installed, Norton antivirus and personal firewall. Cable broadband connection via a router and ethernet port. After SP2 installed ran shields up on which showed Port 80 open.I don't know situation prior to SP2 install (mate knows very little about PC's and has never checked firewall)but wonder if this is connected in some way to router. i.e. does port 80 have to stay open to communicate with router and will all be closed on internet side of router. Any info would be of great value including how to close said port 80 if needed. Thanks.

Answer:Cable router and open port 80

on routers port 80 is open by default because its for basic internet connectivity with out it you wouldnt be able to onto the internet. This is open by deafult.

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I want to know how to open a port on my Siemens Cable Router, I think the version is 2604, not sure where to find the version number (haven't found my original box for the router either).

I am trying to set up an FTP using guild ftp, and I have no idea what to do. A friend told me to open up port 21 or something...

How do I do this?

Answer:how do I open a port on my siemens router?

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I have a netgear router model wgr614v10 and a ATT motorola modem. I've been trying everything to open my nat so i can get my xbox live to work better. I've tried portforwarding, enabling UPnP, enabling DHCP, and more. Can anyone help with my problem. Also i'm not the best at this stuff so if it was easy instructions that would be perfererred.

Answer:Open nat on Netgear router WGR614v10

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Im sure you've all been asked this question before about how to open the NAT settings for Xbox Live. I searched the internet and found thousands of different solutions but none seem to work for me.

I know a bit about networking and the like so i had a little head start but this has really stumped me. I've tried UPnP enabling and setting the Xbox's IP address with DMZ but nothing, ive tried manually entering the ports for forwarding and disbaling UPnP but nothing......

Ive tried disabling the firewall but still nothing. No matter what i try i cannot get the NAT setting to 'open' it is always on 'strict'

Ive phoned my ISP and tried different DNS server addresses but still it says NAT STRICT.

Can any please help, this is driving me mad!!!

My internet connection goes from my router via ethernet and to a switch. This then goes to my PC, my Xbox and my sisters laptop. The switch couldn't be causing a problem could it?

Thanks in advance guys

Answer:NAT settings on SmartAX MT882 router? How to open?

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I have a Netgear router model WGR614v10 and att motorola modem and my NAT is strict. I have tried everything from port forwarding and nothing worked. Also i even tried just going to wan settings on my netgear router and just change it to open and still wouldn't work. Can anyone help me and make the instructions easy for someone who isn't a very good tech person?

Answer:Open my NAT on my router to play xbox live

Try this to have your NAT as open is to make sure DHCP is enabled in the router and make sure the 360 does NOT have a static IP. I cleared all the LIVE ports i was told to forward and don't have the 360 IP in the DMZ (the 360's IP is now set as dynamic and not static). Finally make sure UPnP is enabled and reboot the router. Works fine now and have no restrictions on using XBox Live.

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my new room mate helped me with a router set up before and at some point I changed the ISP and reset everything with a new password. My room mate asked for the new password, so I logged into my router and from there he took over, copied the password and also opened up a port range to go to some IP address which I don't know whose it is. The next day my laptop wouldn't start and ran some Repair application. Eventually it started back up and I ran a virus and spam check but found nothing. My question is: why would my roomate open up a range of ports? And what risk does this pose for me? I actually just disabled the open ports but I don't want to overreact either. Thanks!

Answer:risk of open application port on router

Ports are how your computer (or router) communicates with the outside world. Your roommate may need to open some ports for programs that demand specific ports to function optimally. He may have a game system that requires port activation. Not as scary as it sounds. I would ask your roommate just to make sure he knows what hes doing.

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I'm brand new to this site. Just read about your site in my AARP newspaper, so that should tell you I'm 60+.
My son, a high school teacher, has set up all the desktops I've ever had and the current laptop, as well as the Belkin router. My desktop is Dell dimension E521, purchased May, 2007. The operating system is Windows Vista home premium. My laptop, which is what I'm using to send this message, is a Dell, purchased in 2013, with Windows 8.1 operating system. Up until about 3 weeks ago, I was able to access my email and surf the web from the desktop. The router is Belkin, purchased right after I got the laptop, and has worked fine until 3 weeks ago. I can access everything with no problem from the laptop, but the desktop and the router now fight each other. Just tried to get on so that I could tell you what happens. I click my browser icon, Mozilla Firefox, and the home screen comes up fine. I then click to sign in to email and the router light goes from blue to orange and after about a minute, I get a message "server not found". I close that window and the router light returns to blue. My granddaughters are not happy either because I let them use the desktop to play their games and access sites such as funbrain. Frustration level now runs deep as I'm seriously considering getting another router. My house is a 1-story ranch. ISP is AT&T, DSL with a Westell 2100 wired modem. Your help will be greatly appreciated by this frustrat... Read more

Answer:Belkin Router won't let my Dell PC open email

goto control panel
internet options
and look at connection

anything in the "dialup and private settings" box

click on LAN
and see if a Proxy is set - see below

How is the PC connected to the router - by cable, by wireless or are you using powerlines, connected via the house electrical system ?

I click my browser icon, Mozilla Firefox, and the home screen comes up fine. I then click to sign in to email and the router light goes from blue to orange and after about a minute, I get a message "server not found". I close that window and the router light returns to blueClick to expand...

what happens if you open say or pages ?
is it any webpage that is opened after the homepage ?
what is your homepage ?
what happens if you click on a link from the homepage OR just do a refresh of the homepage
Is the homepage updating at all ?

Remove any proxy settings
Check your browser's settings, remove or uncheck any proxy settings if found

Google Chrome
This will open the Internet Explorer Properties dialogue (Windows) or the Network dialogue (Mac) where you can adjust your network settings

Tools>Options>Advanced>Network Tab>connections Settings... button>
Newer release ... Read more

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Hi Everybody
I want to make a normal minecraft server for my friends.. But I can't forward ports because my internet connection has 2 router and i don't have access for the second router (the reason of that is my internet provider).
I thought the second router has opened port (eg.: 80) and I should use that, but i don't know... Isn't worked.
Can I open port in this case?
Thanks for any help, and sorry if made same language-mistake the English isn't my mother tongue and i just learn it.

Answer:Open port on 2 router system, without access

You cannot have two routers connected so I suspect you have a BT Openreach Modem connected to a Router, this is the usual set up for a Fibre connection unless you replace both with a VDSL Router.
You need only access the Router and Open ports on that but many routers supplied by service providers are quite basic and cannot be changed from a standard setup.

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netbook shows connection but will not open any sites

Answer:my netbook shows it is connected to the router won't open

The netbook is connected to the router okay, but that doesn't necessarily mean the router is connected to the internet.You need to check that the router is actually connected to the internet. It may need restarting to re-establish a connection, or your ISP may be having technical problems at their end.

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i have a blitzz 4 port router, and i cant do file transfers on AIM and stuff like that, and i cant figure out how to manually open the ports necessary to send and get files

Answer:i need to figure out how to manually open ports with my router

Don't know which Blitzz router your using but taking the user manual "MU_BRT200_01.pdf" as a guide, opening the ports is described in the section "Virtual Server" (page 17 onwards).

There is a "Virtual Server" Menu page into which the the configuration details have to be entered.
The Application Port drop-down list on the "Virtual Server " menu may offer up AIM (in the same way as it offers FTP, telnet, etc). If not, then you should be able to add it.
The port type is, I expect, TCP for AIM (but I could be corrected on that as I am not a regular user of AIM).
You need to know the ports AIM uses. Judging by the list on AIM requires port 5190.
So you'd select "Single". But it you need a range then select "Range" (again that is AIM-specific info someone else may be able to provide if you don't already know it).
Then enter the port number. Thus "5190 to 5190" in the provided fields if a single port or the range if that is what AIM requires.
Pick the LAN IP address of the PC you want to run AIM on and enter that in "Local Server IP address". So that would be or something of that ilk depending on your LAN set-up.
If all your details are correct press ADD.
That should be it as far as I can see.

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Hi I've been having this problem for quite a long time and I've done everything under the sun that I can think of. Right so here's the situation.
For over a year now I've been trying to open ports on my Linksys WRT54GS and it just won't have it. I have a Static Ip, and when I remove the router from the equation I can get access through the port so I know its not my ISP blocking the ports.

I've set up port forwarding on a different router and its worked fine so that pretty much eliminates the possibility that I'm doing something wrong. The only thing I can think of is I have a faulty router, I hope its not the case but I'm at the end of my rope and I want to get this fixed.

Windows Xp Professional x64
Core 2 Quad Q6600
Evga 790I Ultra
Geforce 8800GT x2
4GB 1333 @ 1066

Linksys WRT54GS Firmware V1.52.5

Answer:Solved: Linksys router won't open ports

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If you rely on BT for high-speed internet or VoIP, there's a good chance a pair of UK-based researchers know how to enable a backdoor in your router that leaves you wide open to eavesdropping, caller spoofing and other nasty attacks.
The vulnerability resides in the BT Home Hub, one of the UK's most popular home routers, according to Adrian Pastor and Petko D. Petkov. A constellation of bugs in the router, which is made by Thomson/Alcatel, make it possible to bypass the device's password authentication system and gain complete administrative control.

All an attacker needs to do to exploit the weaknesses is lure the victim to a maliciously crafted website, according to this post on the GNUCitizen blog. The exploit doesn't require knowledge of the administrator password.
"The BT Home Hub is vulnerable to an authentication bypass that allows us to make any administrative requests to the router from a malicious website WITHOUT needing username and password," Pastor wrote in an email to The Reg. He and Petkov have confirmed the vulnerability in the BT Home Hub running the most recent firmware. They believe the exploit will work on all Thomson/Alcatel Speedtouch 7G routers.
US-based BT representatives didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
The scope of the vulnerability and the ease in carrying it out means that a remote attacker can quietly gain full administrator control over a device simply by social engineering a user into visiting a website. The exploi... Read more

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Hello, i am trying to update a Router model Asus RT N10 firmware but the files have a TRX ending , anybody know how to open these?

Thank you

Answer:how to open a TRX file to upgrade router firmware

You don't open them, you just point it to that file,

Looks pretty straight forward, here's a link to your manual too,

Page 30 is what that snip is from.

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My wife has a computer at work that is a PC (standalone) that is sometimes connected to the internet via a USB wireless adapter (Linksys). I can open Internet explorer, when the usb adapter is not connected, however, once the computer is connected to the Internet, IE does not respond. All other programs and applications are sluggish. I searched these forums and tried some suggestions, but did not have any luck.

Your help is appreciated.

Answer:Cannot open Internet explorer when connected to router

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I know there have routers that have been crowdfunded. I think there would be a big demand for a dd-wrt that has the full verson on it but also has simple mode for people who still wannt the advanged that a router but just not the complex menu then people who still wanted the accass the full dd-wrt enalbe advance mode
I think this would be cool to have something that and that router firmware for the router would be completely open source
I have been thinking about wanting to make a router like this but have no coding experience just a idea what do u think

Answer:crowdfunded router idea (truly open source)

It has been tried, and shot down. There were also legal issues involving the FCC. In the end, it is not a new idea, and has not been worth the headache for someone to try to deal with.

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I typically open a single port for torrents, and leave it alone. Upon coming back home from college however, I noticed that my family's network for opening ports is filled with randomly opened ports for ips in the network. I've closed the ports and opened ports for myself, but that is undone after some degree of time with a new set of opened ports. No one else in the family is doing it, and I've since taken security precautions. Previously, the network had no password, but I now changed the router password from default and I've added WPA-2 Personal password. However, the ports keep on opening (and overriding mine). I've asked the people in my family to run virus checks, although I'm not sure all of them have.So, back to the question:Could this be a virus or spyware? I also found this term on wikipedia: that be related to my plight?

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Hi (hope this is in the right forum)I access the control panel for my own website using the URL : click hereI am behind a Netgear RP614v2 router, and had set the port forwarding up on port 2083. I recently became unable to access the site from home. It is just timing out when trying to connect. If I disconnect the router and go straight through my modem, the site works fine. And from other people's PCs it is working OK.I have tried: Restoring the router to default settings, and upgrading the firmware to the latest version. Any ideas?

Answer:RP614v2 router - blocking port that I need open?

Port forwarding wont work.Try disabling the firewall, seeing if that prevents it.

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A Win98SE computer will not open the router's webpage with either USB nor ethernet connections. I have tried two different routers, a Dynalink RTA1320 which is the PCs router, and my own router, a Dynalink RTA300.

When hooked up to my router the PC can browse the internet, but not open the router's homepage.

When hooked up to the PC's router (the RTA1320) I cannot open the router's homepage in order to setup the ADSL internet connection.

I also cannot ping either of the routers' webpages, The ipconfig /all is as follows:

Physical Address. . . . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

net adapter :

Description . . . . . . . . : Realtek 8139-series PCI NIC

Physical Address. . . . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
Lease Expires . . . . . . . :
That's all I am able to copy from that list - I can't seem to grab the the bit at the top.

Any ideas on how to solve this would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Cannot open router webpage on Win98

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I was hosting a server fine off my computer until one day a virus took my computer for a spin to hell. After removing it my ports all seem to be closed. I used a port scanner and it keeps saying 25565 is closed, as well as other ports, but I need 25565 the most right now.

Things my tech did:
Tested if it was my IP by using a router and forwarding the ports on it. - Failed
Changed profiles on computer and hosted - Failed
Uninstalled and shut down all firewalls - Failed
Uninstalled all hamachi and tunngle services - Failed
Disabled any known ideas that he knew that would close the ports - Failed

However we ran the server with the same connection on a laptop and it worked just fine. So it is something to do with my system. This laptop ran the same anti-virus software as well when hosted.

I've ran MS Essentials, Avast, Kerpenski or w/e it's called, Combofix, Spybot S&D, Malware Bytes and some other things that my brother ran but he uninstalled them later.

Completely stumped on this one.

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I've been using ClarkConnect for over 2 years now and have been trying out a few other gateway/router/firewall distros lately so I thought I'd post info on them.

Here is what I have come across so far (not in any particular order).

Router Projects:

LEAF: "A secure, feature-rich, customizable embedded Linux network appliance for use in a variety of network topologies. Although it can be used in other ways; it's primarily used as a Internet gateway, router, firewall, and wireless access point."

SmoothWall: "SmoothWall Express is an open source firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. Linux is the ideal choice for security systems; it is well proven, secure, highly configurable and freely available as open source code. SmoothWall includes a hardened subset of the GNU/Linux operating system, so there is no separate OS to install. Designed for ease of use, SmoothWall is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use."

Freesco:"FREESCO (stands for FREE ciSCO) is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 10 ethernet/arcnet/token_ring/arlan network cards and up to 10 modems.
Like most players in this field, it runs off one floppy
FREESCO runs in as little as 8 Mb RAM."

ClarkConnect: "ClarkConnect transforms standard PC hardware into a dedicated broadband gateway and easy-to-use server. The award-winning Linux-based solution ... Read more

Answer:Open Source Router/Firewall Distros

Nice job nomar!

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Whenever my print/file server is connnected to my vonage linksys router I am unable to print or see shared files. It connects to my linksys router and works fine except for the file sharing. I didnt see any obvious settings that would solve the problems in the software, so I have to disconnect the connection from my main router to the vonage linksys router and connect it directly to the pc for the print and file sharing to work. Anyone have a fix?

Answer:Vonage router problem with windows file sharing when connecting to main router....

use standard router as main router and uplink the vonage router (turn off all routing functions).

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How do I make it so i can enable router forwarding?
Windows XP Home Edition-Westell Router Model E90-610014-06

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Hello all,

I am planning to buy a router that will go in my structured media panel. It is a Leviton brand one. I put a piece of plywood behind the panel so it doesn't matter if the router mount holes match with the panel. I can drill through the panel and mount the device to the plywood. I am thinking to just get a couple of wireless access points to place around the house and a wired router that goes in the panel. I would like to get it without the wireless (don't want antennas wasting any space in the panel). I also want to find one that can handle open firmwares. Can anyone recommend a good router for this situation? Thanks.

Answer:Need open firmware router that will fit in structured media panel

Mikrotik Routerboard 750GL. A little larger than the size of a patch of cards. 5 ports ethernet, no wifi (optional I think).

edit: Here's a 10 port model, 5 GigE and 5 FaE.

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Can someone help me with a dummyproof step by step how to: Linksys 8 port router: Open up firewall for PcAnywhere 10.5

I now that I will need to logon to the Linksys router and then open up the port(s). The questions is what prot number for PCAnywhere 10.50 and what do I need to change on PCanywhere to go in thru that said port?

help please..

Answer:Linksys 8 port router: Open up firewall for PcAny

By default PCA uses ports 5631 TCP and 5632 UDP

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My 3 year old Dell laptop has recently become extremely slow
slow to boot up
Slow to open firefox browser
Slow to connect to my router
Slow to execute commands (open programs)
And slow to awake from Sleep
I am running W 7 have minimal start up programs and would appreciate any advice on what the problem might be.. Thanks for any help

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Im back
ok I now have fibernet,,did have dsl..went to 3.m then a few days later upgraded to 5m
I bought a new cisco router.I help on a few sites and now I can't get on is the one I've been trying different things to do..First of all I disabled my internet connection and hooked to my sons wireless router across the street,I could get on site.I copy and pasted site to trusted sites threw tools >internet option>security same thing says

Home Network Defender

Web Threats Detected


The Safe Web Surfing feature blocked this website, which has a: LOW SECURITY SCORE
I've searched for Home Network Defender and looked in add and remove>found nothing.I think after I put pass in my router and secured it I done something to block certain sites..can you help me please..?

Answer:Solved: Can't open certain website After adding fibernet and or new router

I am running XP windows on main computer,mylaptop anf bf's vista laptop all same problem,all hooked threw router

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Hi all,

So I have had a moderate NAT while gaming on Xbox Live. From what I understand, opening the ports on my router will better enable my network hardware to communicate with Xbox live servers, changing my NAT to open, and thus allowing me to connect to my best friends party so we can play team doubles on Halo 4!

Anyway... I have tried opening the ports by accessing my router by typing its IP address into the URL. When I do this however, I receive an error message saying "this webpage is unavailable." I have tried this with both the Default Gateway and the IPv4 Address to no avail.


Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2a:b84b:1e23:6a9%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Also, I want to note that the router I am currently using is a DELL TrueMobile 2300 Model: WX-5565D

Moreover, I called DELL technical support for help on the issue and they told me that the router I was using is approx. 9 years old (about 2,518 in technology years).

With that said I am left to assume that maybe, just maybe, the operations I am trying to perform on my ro... Read more

Answer:Trying to open my router ports for xbox live NAT issues.

So you've tried typing into your browser's address bar, and you get "cannot display webpage"?
Try resetting your internet browser's settings, then try it again.
Or type in http://my.router in the address bar.

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I recently purchased a new laptop that came with Windows 8. Now, I'm not at all certain the issue is windows 8 related.

So I've been trying to host games with friends in multi-player (minecraft, terraria, risk of rain, borderlands, etc) but they never can seem to join my game. I've tried turning off my firewall and my antivirus. (I wasn't even on the internet, so it wasn't a big risk) We're connecting by ethernet, PC to PC, and I've ensured our IP addresses are in the same subnet.

So here's the kicker: I can join any game, so long as they host it, not me. And i can ping their PCs just fine, but if they try to ping my machine they get a "Destination Host Unreachable".

Anyone have any clue as to what could be blocking my ports from opening?

PS: don't worry about burying me with jargon, I'm a network administrator in training.

Answer:PC Ports wont open to host a game (NO ROUTER) PC to PC LAN ONLY

I assume you are using a Crossover cable and not a standard Ethernet Cable?
Have you assigned a Static IP address for all the computers playing the game? and is it in the same scope as the other computers? (eg) 192.168.2.x ?
Go to each computer and go to Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type
ipconfig /all and press enter. Copy the text and paste it into your next post.
You might get a better response if you post in the online gaming forum or the Networking forum: Online/Network Gaming Support

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hi, i have wireless internet access through a motorola canopy wireless router, and i just want to open up port 21, because no1 can connect to my ftp or i cant connect to other ftp's.. i dont know why, ive tried port 21 and other ports as well but nothing seems 2 b working and its extremely fustrating, now i have access to the router config. and the only place i can put ports is something called "user defined port filtering configuration" and it also asks me to put in some decimal value.. well that kinda throws me off so.. huh.. if anyone can help, id really appreciate it...

thanks in advance

Answer:how to open ports on a motorola canopy wireless router

First, FTP is much more complicated than just forwarding port 21. You might want to read up on FTP and firewalls

Second, the exact model of the router would be helpful..

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hi all just as the title says, i cannot figure out how to do it, what is a trigger port ? questions questions can anyone help me please

Answer:how do i open port 6888 in my belkin router/modem?

sorry it was port 6881

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I have been looking for a new router as my current one has packed in. I am mostly interested in a router with a fast and stable wifi and high throughput which can manage a high amount of maximum simultaneous connections. The linksys e4200 seems perfect and very well reviewed.
I am currently on adsl, no cable in area, so i would need one to have an adsl modem. Is there a version with a modem? Or will i need to look around for another?
I am mainly interested in throuput and the reviews and comparison sites sugest that linksys seems perfect midway between max simultaneous connections and price
Does anyone know of a comparison website that has adsl routers. The information am looking for on that's between 60 and 160 with high amount of ram, high throuput for Maximum Simultaneous Connections, similar to link text

Answer:recommend router high open connections without freezing

Linksys E4200 wireless router could be used to connect to ADSL modem, so no problem if you want to use it. In addition, you could also have a look on other wireless routers here.
Hope this helps.

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When I soft-boot my UTStarcom UT 300 R2U modem/router, some sites open fine and others don't. Some others take terribly long to open. Then when I hard-boot it they all open fine. Is this an issue with its software (firmware) or hardware?

Answer:After ADSL modem/router soft-boot some sites don't open

you could check with their website to see if they have a firmware update

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 7935 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 1419281 MB, Free - 1345186 MB; D: Total - 11414 MB, Free - 1394 MB; Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1 Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Can not open my browser (Mozilla Firefox vs. 31.0) without resetting my router. Page Not Found message: Connection doesn't have a valid IP address. At cmd prompt I typed: ipconfig /all, verified IP address was valid. What else can I try?

Answer:Solved: Forced to reset router to open my browser (Firefox)

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I have a Sagemcom FAST3686 router. I use it for my PC with cable and wireless for PS4, Xbox1 MacBook Pro, IMac, Sonos, and a lot of other stuff.

For a long time, I have had problems with a NAT3 and strict NAT in games. Both on the PC and on the consoles. Nothing have worked, port forwarding, MTZ or anything.

Then today I put my Apple Airport Express on the network. I put cable from router to the Airport and I still have the cable from the Sagemcom to my PC.

I have put the Sagemcom in bridge mode and disabled the wireless network in it. I have then set the Airport to DHCP and NAT.

Now I have open NAT on the PC and the consoles 😊

But is this a correct setup? What about security?

I simply don?t understand why PC now have an open NAT, when it?s still cabled from the Sagemcom, that is in bridge mode now?

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Anyone know how to crack open a Belkin Router Case - Model: F5D7234-4 v3
Need to open the router case, in order to attach pigtails for external replacement antennas. Have not yet found any screws, any suggestions anyone?

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Dear all,

My Client has Internet Shop in a Resort. he gives access to people to use internet through this Wireless Router. Guest use their Laptop. he wants to setup in a way that as soon as people open internet first browsing page to open (e.g.: never mind whatever Default homepage is in their laptop and after that page opens, than user can go to any page their like. can it be done or not? if yes than is there any settings i can do in the Router or i have to use any software? am using D-Link Wireless Router.
Hope my question is not confusing, any suggestion will be highly appreciated..


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Need to open the router case, in order to attach pigtails for external replacement antennas. Have found two screws under model label, which appear to be the only screws, but still cannot snap open case.

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I HAVE PIRATED BUT ACTIVATED VERSION OF WINDOWS 7! So recently I downloaded bioshock 2 from a less than legal site... I am not sure if this is the problem but it all started then. I ran the crack and nothing happened. It just kept doing that blue green circular "doing something" cursor. Then it wouldnt open up any windows or programs. There was no message displayed, it just didn't open anything. I restarted my computer and it seemed to work fine for about 5 minutes. I started to play modern warfare 2. When i opened it, it was very choppy, and it is not normal for it to be like this and it would not connect to IWNet. I quit, and the same thing happened, it would not open any windows or programs. I restarted again and scanned with AVG, which found no viruses. Then I scanned with Trend Micro Housecall and still no viruses. I uninstalled bioshock 2 and still nothing. The time between working and freezing is different every time and it doesn't seem to have any pattern. So here is my HijackThis Log:

I am not exactly sure what it all means but I could not find anything that looked suspicious or bad. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 won't open any programs or windows and freezes all open ones. (HijackThis Log)

I HAVE PIRATED BUT ACTIVATED VERSION OF WINDOWS 7!According to the rules of the Bleeping Computer forum:No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.This topic is closed

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I have had trouble with CAll of Duty United Offensve and connecting to a server. I have Call of Duty original and that connects fine to severs, i have no firewall except windows which i have stopped running. I spoke to activision and they said to open the port on my Belkin router, but i don't know how to do that, i need to open port 28960 which is used for United Offensive. PLEASE HELP!!!

Answer:Call of Duty United Offensive multiplayer problems + how to open a router port


Try reading here :

I googled using the port number you quoted - and there were a number of 'hits'.

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I downloaded windows 10. Couldn't find documents, pics, etc. Finally found, at least some, in c/users/my name. But when I go to open them, they open for .5 second, then they're gone again. They will not stay open. What's going on???? I'd rather just go back to windows 7 but it has been slightly over 30 days and, frankly, I'm afraid of losing all my files!!! What can I do?? I also read that Windows 10 is going through more changes and it could be possible that anyone on Windows 10 could lose their files as new changes are being made!! HELP!! I updated to Windows 10 on Sept 22.

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I'm not exactly sure with what I downloaded, but all that i think i have downloaded in the past week are PDF docs and videos from hdvideo (when the problem started to happen). From there, I could only surf on Safe Mode with networking, whereas when I start windows vista normally, things do not open when I attempt to do so. Moreover, it takes forever when i press Ctrl Alt Dlt, but there it says the system "failed to start security options" and from there it's an eerie black screen with the start logo on the bottom left that cannot be clicked. The only method I could get the computer to restart was to manually switch it off and on.
I recently used Malwarebytes but it did not detect anything.

Additional details about my laptop:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz)
Windows vista home premium
Memory 2GB
Hard Disk drive 250gb

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated, I really need printing back <3

Answer:Windows Vista can't open anything... I only can open stuff in Safe Mode

Did you try System restore to go back to a date prior to this happening?

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I have a small network of six computers. Five of them run XP and I just added a Windows 7 machine. I've got a Microsoft Access 2003 database that all of the computers share that is hosted on one of the XP machines. The Windows 7 machine can access the Access database through the network just fine, as long as no one else is accessing it. However, if someone else on an XP machine on the network is using the file, it won't open on the Windows 7 machine. Doubling clicking the file on Windows 7 gives me the circling blue icon for a second or two, then nothing happens. If the XP user exits the database, then I can open it fine.
Permissions on the XP that is hosting the database is set to allow everyone. And all the XP machines can access it at the same time.

Any ideas what is happening?

Answer:Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

Fascinating problem. I've run into an issue like this and cannot remember the solution. I think I had to move the share to the windows 7 machine with all local network authentication turned off. I think anyways. Might have lowered NTLM authentication version in policies too (again on the 7 machine). Gah.. it was awhile ago.

Going to set this up on a small VM workgroup right now and test.

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For a while, shrinking of windows, apparently to fit a somewhat smaller screen resolution than the default 4K, has been bugging me now and then. At first I thought this had sth to do with the other wake-from-sleep/hibernation related woes. But lately I've seen it in action upon just reopening the lid, without any form of sleep involved. Did anybody else notice such window resizing after closing and then reopening the lid?After a bit of googling I guess this is likely caused by the Intel video driver, more specifically igfxpers.exe. Any thoughts about disabling it? Any other idea?

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I had XP Antivirus 2012 on my computer initially, and was able to fix it by following directions. However, then another "Security Protection" virus got onto the computer. I followed all directions from the tutorial, but it still did not fix the problem. When I start the computer and it loads normally lots and lots of blank windows pop up repeatedly on the desktop. Whenever I try to start any program an error message pops up saying that some part of a file is missing, no matter what program I try to open.

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Run by Tim Kamauf at 11:42:24 on 2011-08-06
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.576 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:security protection, xp antivirus 2012, lots of blank windows open and no programs will open when i start my computer

to BC.We'll begin with thisStep 1.ComboFix:Download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. Here is a howto for some of the applications.
They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.Step 2.Things I w... Read more

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Hi I have 2 important messages in my windows computer and it includes Windows defender I open Windows Defender When a error that says: An error has occurred In the program during initialization.If this problem continues,Please Contact the system administrator. : I am the administrator? I don't really know what to do? is it a Virus? But anyway this happen'd once I installed a app called Malwarebytes Recommended buy Microsoft It completely deleted my internet files I needed so the internet would not open Then I made a backup point And restored to that? Any ideas that could help? please?

Answer:How Do I open Windows Defender When it wont open -- Is it a virus?

Hi Fabighost Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a one of the leading Anti-Malware software right now so if you downloaded it from the official website below, then you're sure to have installed a legitimate copy. you downloaded it from another source, I cannot tell you if it's legitimate or not without checking it myself. Let's take a more in-depth look at your system.SecurityCheckDownload SecurityCheck and move the executable to your Desktop;Execute SecurityCheck, press on a key and let the scan run;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List IP Configuration;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Hi,I am using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. When i open internet explorer 10 multiple windows open. This happened soon after I downloaded FireFox, uninstalled it and then I tried Google Chrome but uninstalled it too. I tried both because IE10 was giving me issues when I uninstalled iTunes; I went to download it again from IE10 but there was no response, the page just sat there. I tried FireFox and after it downloaded, I didn't see where the iTunes was, got frustrated and then uninstalled FireFox and downloaded Google Chrome. iTunes downloaded fine on it and the following day, when I clicked on IE, multiple pages opened. As that started to occur, MacAfee popped up a message that it prevented a Trojan. I ran full scan but it didn't find anything. I downloaded AVG and it found 12 threats that say, Found MalSign.Generic.E07 all had Severity Medium State Secured. One was found Severity High Virus Found VBS/Downloader.AgentI don't know if what is causing IE to open multiple times is a virus or not, AVG says it caught and secured it. Just curious if anyone is having this issue with IE opening up at multiple times and if this might be a virus that though AVG caught, can still be on the system?Thanks!

Answer:when i open internet explorer 10 multiple windows open

Run all of these, in this order.Step 1: Run AdwCleaner to download from Softpedia's site all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Clean.Confirm each time with Ok.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web. In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted program... Read more

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I just upgraded to window 10 and when I try to open my files using file explorer or the file tab in the tool bar the screen will flash for a split second as if it was going to open, but it just goes back to my desktop and does not open.

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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

Answer:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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Suddenly, whenever I click on a link that opens another window, it opens it an another very small window. I either have to resize it or maximize it. But if I do that, it still opens up the links in a small window. Is there any way I can force Internet Explorer to open up the links that open in a new window to open in a maximized window?

Answer:Links that open in new windows open in small windows

Resize the window, close out any other windows, and hit ctrl while closing the window. This SHOULD remember the window size. If not try fiddling around with that combination.

As a last resort you could donwoad this. I installed it because I maximize EVERY window and get tired of doing so as it always launches too small.

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For a while my windows 7 64 bit would open my images in Documents. Now when I try they appear as a garbled strange format. If I go to PSP ProX2 they open fine. This is a problem for me since I often need to add images to document Newsletters I send out. Thanks, Char

Answer:My Windows programs will not open images, I can open them with PSP

Right clik on a .jpg file, select properties, clik the Change button and choose Windows Photo Viewer.

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I am running windows xp/works and have a file created in open office(sxc) and cannot open it, any suggestions please, tried opening it in word and also notepad but no luck.thankssteve

Answer:how to open open office file in windows

sxc is the spreadsheet format in OO. So try opening it in Excel, this would be your safest bet for opening the file if Office supports the format at all.If it can't then you could install OO to open it, OO is free after all.Or use an online document viewer such as ZOHO. It supports sxc files.

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Answer:Why won't my mail and calendar open in Windows 10, all other app open ok?

Mine opens, and I can see recent messages, but nothing responds to click or touch. Completely frozen. From other posts in the community it seems that the app is having overall general distress. Not a good start for a default app.
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I'm not sure If these two problems are related, but they both started occurring at the same time. The first problem is that I cannot open any new windows in Firefox. It's extremely annoying and makes it almost impossible to use some sites. This occurs when I right click and select "open in new window" and/or when I simply click a link that should open in a new window. I don't have any pop up blockers installed, and I have disabled the pop up blocker within Firefox. The second problem is that when I close Firefox I am unable to open it afterward. When this happens in the task manager, under the processes tab, Firefox is still listed. If I hit "end process" while in the task manager and then try to open up Firefox it works (it also works if I restart the computer). This occurs every time that I shut the Firefox window. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program several times using the instructions for a clean uninstall here: each uninstall I have also used CCleaner to clean the registry.I am running Firefox 3.5.5 on Windows XP Pro.The only add-ons that I currently have installed are the default ones that are installed with Firefox.

Answer:Firefox Won't Open New Windows & Won't Re-Open After Closing

Have you tried any virus and malware scans to see if maybe you have an infection?

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I currently added a steam link to my network. I ran a 25ft cat6 cable through my basement into my living room to give it a wired connection(wireless wasn't cutting it). I'm currently using a Netgear R6300v1 router. Well i had an old 10/100 router(Netgear wnr2000v2) lying around and wanted to also add wired connectivity to my xbox one for streaming to Win10 devices.(same room as steam link)
I plugged the long cable from router 1 into port 1 on router 2. Disabled DHCP and set a static IP address. But i noticed a slight latency when streaming games. Nothing extreme, but more latency on top of the normal latency wasn't desired.

To the question!
I would prefer to not have to buy another networking device, so would setting up QOS on the routers maybe alleviate some latency?
Someone I work with suggested i get another router, but for the price of gigabit routers, i opted to look into switches. I was able to find gigabit switches under $20. Would a switch be better than daisy chaining routers?
Thanks for any help

Answer:Home Router/Switch vs router/router Latency(details inside)

I am trying to understand why you hooked up an extra device in between your main router and your XB1.

Can't you just hook up your XB1 directly to your R6300v1?

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just got redirected from this thread:

number of open sessions going crazy!

sums the problem up, any suggestions?

Answer:high "number of open sessions" on router

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I hate windows 10 and would not recommend it to anyone, not even my worst enemy.

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Isn't there something you can hit to open say an old video game on Windows 95 or DOS so it will run?

I want to get Shogun: Total War but it doesn't work on Windows XP.

Answer:How to open a program that won't open in Windows XP?

I've never actually had to do it so I'm not sure if it will work but I know you can right click on the shortcut and go under the compatibility tab and you can set it to run as if it were in windows 95 or something like that. Like i said I've never tried it I just saw it once so I could be completely off

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last week google chrome, my personal file folders, the setting icon and most other icons on my computers stopped opening full windows. I can see they are open in the taskbar, but they will not open into full windows. Complicating efforts, I cannot open my settings - though I also see it open in the taskbar. Any advice appreciated

Answer:Most Windows will not open but are open on taskbar

Hello tjones, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Since the windows are actually open, they may be off-screen. If so, you should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to drag them back on-screen.

Move Off-Screen Window back On-Screen in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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Hi everybody

I picked up some nasty malware. AVG was updating and suddenly everything just fell apart.

I can't run any installation programs regardless of the extension or name. I've tried to install Rkill and MalwareBytes with absolutely no luck. It defaults to needing to be unblocked in the properties and no matter what compatibility mode I use it will not run. I get a 1084 error when I try to open the security center. In the taskbar I have an Action Center alert that says 1 Important Message and 3 Total Messages. The Action Center will not open at all. I do not have access to a USB key as I am not home, but I will be Tuesday evening. Any help would be infinitely appreciated.

Other notes I forgot: I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and I am constantly getting errors that Windows can't load and needs to be repaired. It runs and restarts, sometimes being repaired and other times not.

Thanks a lot

Answer:Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

An update.

I've tried running MalwareBytes and RKill from a flash drive which is also not working. Windows also ends up unable to load, the startup repair runs and things work fine. Not long after Windows tries to update and then it becomes unable to load again and the startup repair runs again.

I tried running a registry fix for the .exe problem and I get an error stating that the registry is being used even when no programs are running and I am in safe mode.

Hope this information helps

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Ok, what in the world is going on with this? First off, I'm at THIS webpage because I had two IE windows open already. Not too long ago I attempted to open up a third, and I can't do it.

Every time I try to do so I get the error message that I put in this threads title. What can I do to resolve this?

Answer:"Internet Explorer could not open the search page." (I can't open any new IE windows!

I just found out another detail for you.

In the IE windows that are already open, when I click on a link that opens a new window on it's works.

The only problem is when I try to manually open a new one myself. So, right now, I'm rather afraid to close all of the IE windows currently open and to restart my computer.

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Recently I am unable to open the Store app. After a small Windows 10 update, I have been unable to access the store. When I open the start menu and click the icon, it is unresponsive. Also when I go through my apps, it wont open when clicked there. I even had it pinned to my toolbar and the icon disappeared but left space and when I clicked there, I got an error message. Also, as I was typing this, my toolbar began being difficult. Certain things like the start icon, the calculator icon, or the internet explorer icon wont open when clicked. But the google chrome and the file explorer icons work well. I am not sure if there is a way for me to update the Store app or get it to launch through a browser or do I have to wait till another Windows 10 update to fix my problem.

Thank you for any advice or help in advance.

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created it. Is their a way to add file extensions to Windows little bag of tricks?

Case in point: McAfees Stinger makes a report .opt - Windows states that in order for
Windows to open this file Windows needs to know what program made it. Isn't there
someplace in the bowels of XP that I can add that .opt and no longer have to go through

If I change the .opt to .txt Windows can open it in Notepad but it has some strange chicken
scratch oh I know the chicken scratch has a name, I just don't know what it is at the moment
and that is not the point here anyway.

This one is terribly simple I know. By choosing the second option I'm able to pick from several programs.........but........

there are files that I download from the internet that once "filed away" seem to come apart at the seams and all I have
are the peices without the gluethreadscrewnail that held them together and made them so darn interesting in the first place.

Answer:Solved: Windows cannot open this file: To open this file Windows needs to know what program

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I ran the following in Powershell and received the following answer:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + \AppxManife
st.xml ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
error 0x80070490: Cannot process the AntaraSoftware.AlarmClockHD_5.6.0.0_x64__7jhd16s0b93qm package because the following error was encountered while
retrieving the 4 property for the value 'Assets\StoreLogo.png': Element not found.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] aa21e529-7a17-0003-7c69-22aa177ad101 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog
-ActivityID aa21e529-7a17-0003-7c69-22aa177ad101
At line:1 char:97
+ ... fest.xml ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manife ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\Program File...ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Answer:Windows 10 App Store does not open, for that matter no app store apps open at all. What could the problem be?
Scroll down to see Pranav...'s answer. Helped me once
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Whenever I click on an Office or Open Office attachment in Windows 10 mail I get two options, Open or Download. No matter which option I choose it takes me to my document folder to save. I am unable to view the file. I can go to the same attachment in or windows live mail and open it no problem which is a nuisance because I like the convenience of using the new mail app. I have removed the app and reinstalled it but still have the same problem.

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From -->
Running Windows 10 Pro on a 32 bit Operating System (specs shown below)
Most of my windows 10 native apps can't open. When I click/select an app, the app window attempts to load then quickly disappears prompting a "This app can't open" message.
"Check the Windows Store for more info about Photos.
Go to the Store" where "Store" is a hyperlink/shortcut to open the actual store which unfortunately prompts the same popup.
This had been going on since January.
Programs that I've installed manually still load as they should.
List of apps that don't work:Alarms & ClockCalculatorCalendarGroove MusicMailMicrosoft Solitaire Collection *since uninstalled*Microsoft Wi-FiNewsOneNotePeoplePhonePhone CompanionPhotosStore
You get the picture dammit!
Surprisingly enough, Microsoft Edge, Settings, and Feedback still load and work fine.
I've done my research and found other forums where other users have the SAME problem with NO fix. Even suggested fixes by Microsoft Support staff and Insiders were unsuccessful.
Any fixes?

Answer:Windows 10 apps won't open. "This app can't open" error.

Your Windows installation doesn't appear to be in great shape.
Have you tried reinstalling Windows? As per this post
I know it refers to a Surface Pro, but it does appear to fix issues.

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I work in a small office that has a Windows 7 PC that is being used as a Fileserver.
Using my Mac laptop, I can connect to the Fileserver PC with no problems, but am unable to do so, using a Windows 7 laptop. The problem seems to be that the Fileserver is connected to the WiFi Router via a Switch.

When I create a Network Map, I see this:

My W7 Laptop   =  =  =  =  =   WiFi Router  ______________  Internet
Fileserver       ___________     Switch

Other PCs connected to the Network, show up at the bottom, in the list of devices that cannot be placed on the map.

I have Admin privileges for all devices. How can I fix this problem?

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