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router blocks connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by valter2au, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. valter2au

    valter2au Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2011
    I have an xp pc connected by lan to a thomson 76782T router.
    and a vista laptop using wireless connection
    I am trying to use a freeware program called Erics Movie database ( I recommend it)

    The problem is the EMDB installed on the vista can't connect to the internet.
    the xp running the same program connects easily, The vista windows firewall is off.
    As is the router firewall. I am using avast as the firewall between xp pc and router

    Here are two error messages on the router log

    FIREWALL icmp check (1 of 1): Protocol: ICMP Src ip:
    Dst ip: Type: Time Exceeded Code: Time to Live exceeded in Transit

    Error Jan 26 22:19:22 FIREWALL replay check (1 of 13): Protocol:
    ICMP Src ip: Dst ip: Type: Destination Unreachable Code: Port Unreacheable

    MS help page says I should get administrator to open a port but I don't know which one.
    Neither computer is using port forwarding. So somehow xp pc using the router is getting through and vista is not. I might add I can connect to internet with vista to any site thru the browser.
    I have contacted EMDB developer who says the program uses the Internet explorer engine to connect.

    I have done the compatibility thing of running vista as xp, and running as administrator.

    Any ideas welcome.
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