Certain ports being blocked

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bored911, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    NYC
    #1
    So I was previously having trouble with my aim and mail, and could not change the settings on my airport extreme for some reason. Well i figured out the problems with mail and ichat, the ports they used are blocked. I have no idea how to figure out why they are blocked or how to unblock them without access to my aiport. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #2
    Your ISP might be blocking the ports in an effort to control spam.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Aug 9, 2007
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    Australia
    #3
    Try connecting to the Airport over wired ethernet.

    The IP firewall could be blocking traffic. Go to the terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo ipfw list
    If it returns anything other than what I've written below, you have ports being blocked.

    Code:
    65535 allow ip from any to any
     

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