Internet connection:  Port 80 is disabled

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
My internet is not working and my ISP told me that my port 80 is disabled or closed due to my firewall.  I have uninstalled my firewall but am still unable to access the internet.  How can I go in and open up that port in Windows 98?
Question by:lebo2000
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why not still have your firewall installed?  You should be able to open up port 80 with the firewall.  What type of firewall is it?

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ID: 8058825
Zone alarm, but with me uninstalling it I am still unable to access the internet.  Where do I go to see what ports are open?

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stretchsp earned 100 total points
ID: 8058926
this article tells you how to view your ports


The one above tells you how to open a port for your browser
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Expert Comment

ID: 8058935
The port 80 is open on web servers. Your port 80 should be closed. If your FW has gone bonkers, it may block requests to port 80 on the remote party.

Can you access anything on the internet? Can you ping a remote host (ping www.experts-exchange.com)? Can you connect to your e-mail server?


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I just realized the article I originally sent you is for XP

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SmallDeath earned 100 total points
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tell, me, have you tried to PING to an internet address?  if you can ping, it means that you have connection.  just because you have connection, it doesn't mean that stuff will show up on IE.

if you don't get a ping to an outside internet address... you don't got connection.  you may have to manually set your gateway.  (in the case of a firewall, maybe you have to set your gateway for that firewall)

okay, now the fun part.  normally, your internet service provider will have DCHP set up so that it will set up your DNS... that is not always the case.  try out these in the DNS portion:


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Thanks for all your help.  I needed to reinstall the drivers for the network adapter and it is now running fine.  I'm not sure how that driver got corrupted but once I fully reinstalled it's working fine.  All your suggestions were ligit so I'm not sure how to give everyone some points for their help.

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