re: Unable to connect to windrivers chat room

    Yes, I am needing help reconnecting to windrivers.com chat room.  I was connecting fine a few days ago, but, now, I get the message Unable to Connect...Connection Closed everytime I try to connect to the windrivers.com chat room.  I don't think there is anything seriously wrong here because I was connecting a few days ago without any kind of error messages.  I did, however, install Yahoo software to use their chat rooms.
Thinking this may have caused the problem, I totally removed this software, but, still had the same result...
Unable to Connect... Connection Closed.

      Any thoughts, suggestions, or advice on this perplexing question will greatly be appreciated.

      I anxiously await comments and answers on this situation.

      Thanks in advance for any help rendered on this question.

       George

     

GMartinAsked:
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HDWILKINSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
GMartin, did you ever resolve this??

FYI to do a Trace Route you enter TRACERT followed by the IP or the domain name from a dos prompt.

Harry
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ZoplaxCommented:
Do you have ZoneAlarm or any kind of firewall software?  You may need to Add this program to the firewall's allowed programs list so that it will be permitted to pass packets through the firewall.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
    I do not have ZoneAlarm or any type of firewall software on this computer.  I do, however, connect to the internet via proxy connection.  The connection to the windrivers.com chat room was made available the other day.  To the best of my knowledge, nothing has been changed on the proxy server.  The proxy setting on this compouter are also the same.

     Any further comments or suggestions are welcomed.  

     Thank You,

     George
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The--CaptainCommented:
Isolate, then solve.

What happens when you telnet (hping, tcptraceroute) to that address/port combination (port might be 80, but not necessarily)?  Should reveal immediately whether the problem is on your end or not.

What does a packet sniffer reveal about traffic transmitted/received by your machine from the remote host?

Can you traceroute/ping the remote host?  Does your network support outbound probes of this nature?

Please let me know,
-Jon
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi,

     I am sorry, but, could you provide detail instructions for performing a trace route?  I have never performed this procedure, so, it is novel to me.  
If this test passes, does that mean that data packets are successfully being transmitted and received to the host (windrivers chat room)?  I am on a proxy connection to the internet, but, this has not prevented connection to the windrivers.com chat room before, so, this is perplexing at best.  I am, however, able to connect to the yahoo chat rooms, so, this leads me to think there may be a proprietary problem associated with the windrivers.com chat room.

      Thank you in advance for any follow-up on this question.  

      George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Harry:

     Thank you for providing the steps for testing whether data packets are being sent and received between my computer and windrivers chat server.

      George
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