My situation is this. I currently have two ways to access the internet.
The first way is good old fashioned dial up via a 56Kb modem to an ISP.
In this method I supply a userid and password, but no Proxy address on the connection.
This method allows me to browse normally, and also use client based applications. Examples are:
1. Outlook Express for hotmail access
2. SilentSurf Pro which allows to bypass blocked sites
3. Wagerstreet - a client based online gambling application
4. A brand new online video game - this works but (of course!) very slowly.
My second method of accessing the internet is via a DSL connection. However this connection forces me to use proxy server addresses for HTTP, Secure, FTP and Socks. All of these are the same IP address using Port 8080.
The connection speed is ok and normal browsing is fine.
However when I try to use the above client based apps (that work ok on dialup) I get a timeout message.
The best example is the Outlook Express with a Hotmail Account. Works ok on dialup but the broadband I get:
This service does not currently work with Outlook Express
User name: email@example.com
I get similar but more generic messages with the other clients basically timing out.
It is possible that the proxy server is blocking ports like 22,23, 25 etc? If so, is there a way to check a proxy to see what ports are blocked?