I have a (Speedtouch) ST5x6v6 Orange R126.96.36.199 router and currently I'm having serious trouble configuring everything correctly. I need to open port 8044, or any port for that matter, and following the steps provided on this great website, everything should work. I have a static IP and the port is forwarded. When I check with PFPortCheck (a tool which checks wether a port is forwarded or not), it clearly says both ports are open but when I use any other online port check tool, all of them give an error saying "Connection Refused". When I remove the port forwarding and check again, I get "Connection Timed Out". So there's definitely a difference, but the port is still closed even after forwarding it in my router.
I forwarded my Xbox 360 exxactly the same way and it works perfectly fine. I can connect to every player and I have no lag/connection trouble at all. So there's something on my PC blocking these ports, or refusing connections, but what? I disabled Windows firewall and I uninstalled NOD32, and even after uninstalling it, I still got that error... I also disabled the firewall on my router for as long as I can remember. So NOD32 isn't the problem, Windows and router firewall are both off so that can't be the problem... what's wrong here?
I use wireless internet via a USB internet stick (NETGEAR) and it works flawlessly. The only thing which annoys the crap out of me is that I can't open these ports!
What am I doing wrong? Any help is GREATLY appreciated, thanks!Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal