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Overnet 0.51 - Firewalled status

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I'm using this P2P this is teh problem with some answers but no easy solution or cheap solution for me.

I'm using the latest Overnet version 5.0.1
- I have a Cable DSL Connection ( Ipconfig gets an IP for example 10.104.xxx.xx)
- My Cablemodem is a: Surfboard SB3100D
- Have Zone Alarm Pro 4.0.xx.xx ( I already set the permisions, added all the TCP and UDP ports I can to be sure) I also closed the firewall to check that I don't have any firewall
- I don't have any XP firewalled activated.
- Don't have any router or hub connected.

Tried to change or forward the TCP port to: 3662 and worked for one day and got Open instead of Firewalled booted my computer and now is back again firewalled and even if I change it to 4662 or 3662 still don't work anymore.

Some answers that I got were:
If your ISP offers a 'fixed' IP or something of that sort you might be able to get that and that will work, but unless you can get what is known as a public IP i.e. one that does not look like:

192.168.x.x
10.x.x.x
172.16-31.x.x

Any idea of how to fix this my ISP won't give me a
fixed IP by now. And I don't want and can't change ISP becuase of the membership I already paid and cost.

Thanks
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by:sebastienm
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hi zootvmexico,

Not much to say since i don't know anything about firewalls, ports, ..., but here is my current config which works fine for me.

-Cable connection (not dsl) with dynamic IP
-network card
-eDonkey2000 & Overnet hybrid: TCP port 4662, UDP port 11555
-firewall Sygate Personal Firewall. I just allow the full application eDonkey2000. no particular settings on ports. However, when i look at the connection list in the firewall log, i can see that eDonkey uses tcp and udp on many different local ports... not only the ones listed in the edonkey Options.

Also, i just remember about a problem a friend had which may be similar. It was a setting problem with firewall and Netmeeting (you can find solutions for this problem on the web... easy). One thing i have found is:
"Some firewalls are capable of passing through TCP connections on specific ports, but are not capable of passing through secondary UDP connections on dynamically assigned ports. In addition, some firewalls are capable of passing through TCP connections on specific ports and secondary UDP connections on dynamically assigned ports, but are not capable of virtualizing an arbitrary number of internal IP addresses, or are not capable of doing so dynamically" @ http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q158/6/23.asp&NoWebContent=1

Is it your case?

Maybe you could call/email the customer support of your firewall... they may have the solution.

Regards,
Sebastien
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by:zootvmexico
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I always get dinamic IP.

I still don't know why sometimes I got "open" status this is strange.

I always get firewalled status when I tried to connect but "two" times got "open" the first time changed TCP port and UDP but the second time I connected didn't change anything any ideas.  
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by:zootvmexico
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Another way could be to know wich ISP TCP ports are open and UDP ?.
How can I know that ?
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by:sebastienm
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ports: i don't know. I use my firewall's connection log to see any connection attempt. This tells me which port, whether or not the connection was allowed/blocked by the firewall... that's where i found that many different ports (other that the TCP and UDP settings) were being used.

I remember getting a 'you are firewalled' message sometimes, but then i would click 'retry', and it would work fine.

Have you tried to search on edonkey & overnet forum site? You probably did that.
I found several threads concerning 'zonealarm':
-thread title: Software incompatibility list - http://forum.overnet.com/viewtopic.php?t=54394
     Product:    Zonealarm (firewall)
     Symptoms:  After awhile, you'll run out of memory and the computer will crash.
  --> i don't think this has anything to do with your problem.
- Search page: http://forum.overnet.com/search.php

Regards,
Sebastien
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by:zootvmexico
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I alredy visited the Edonkey and Overnet forums. And I alredy post the answers that other users gave me but no luck.
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by:zootvmexico
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Asked by phone the problem with my ISP about getting Firewalled status with Overnet they said is because of my Cable Internet connection I need a fixed IP to make it work correct and they can't offer me this service even If I pay extra $$ so the only solutuion is changing my ISP to one that offers fixed IP or public IP but will cost me more they told me that will provide the service but they don't know when.
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