I have tried everything i can think of, hopefully someone can help me think of something more. I am not able to open any of my ports to my PC.
I have charter 10MB/s cable internet service, and i have talked to them several times and they are saying i do not have any blocked ports and they have checked my modem to make sure. To be extra sure, i have already went to the local office and replaced my modem with them. It is an actual modem though, not a router. I also have a Linksys WRT54G v 4 router to give access to my 5 home PC's/laptops. However, for this testing i am not even messing with the linksys wrt54g and i just have my computer hooked straight up to my cable modem. The cable modem can be logged into, but there are no options to change, it is just status's and serial numbers, i have already looked for a place to forward ports there. Either way, i need ports to be open to my PC, any unused port will be fine for the VNC connections i am trying to make. However, 6226 is the port i am trying to open since it is easy to remember. To test and see if a port is open, i am using the following website:
I have used other websites also and they all say that my ports are closed. Even port 80 and 25 are closed, which i dont understand how i am getting internet if they are.
I have disabled the windows firewall, and i have no other third party firewall. I have avast antivirus installed but i am stopping the services for the testing. I am using a legit copy of Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1 with all the updates. I also have tired this on 3 other computers, one of which is an XP machine and none of my ports seem to be open, no matter which ones i try. I even installed a VM ware copy of XP fresh on my PC and that didnt show an open port either, i was getting desperate at that point.
Any help would be great, and if i left out any important information please let me know and i will include it. Thanks for your help.