Re: Need help with remote user accessing my computer
From: Peter Houppermans (haz.20.cheros_at_spamgourmet.com)
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:26:19 +0100
"Andy in NJ" <SHORECOGS at COMCAST DOT NET> wrote:
> I rent a remote game server. On my home computer, I use a program called
> ServerWatch, which allows me to do certiantransparente kick players and
> chat with the players in the game. Players used to be able to connect to
> me with the ServerWatch client (this gives them access to certian features
> of the ServerWatch program running on my computer).
> I am not sure what event caused them to no longer be able to connect, but
> they get a Connection Timed Out message if they try connecting now.
> I completely disabled my firewall (Norton Firewall) and I disabled
> Window's firewall. I did a complete reset of my cable modem in case
> there's an internal firewall that was somehow activated (I don't have any
> software to configure it as far as I know). I even reinstalled
> ServerWatch. I do NOT have a router in place. I am running Windows XP Home
> Can anyone offer some advice on what I might be doing wrong? Is there
> another non-firewall security feature I am missing?
Start with the basics - is your system still visible from the Net or has
your ISP change their network layout (you could be behind a firewall now)?
Assuming you get a dynamic IP address you might have either landed a new one
(you get such an IP address on a time lease) or you could have been moved
behind a firewall or transparent proxy.
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