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What does the "Connection timeout" message mean?
This is most often caused by a firewall blocking DC++. Things
you want to check: XP Firewall, Software firewall (Kerio, Norton
Personal Firewall, Zone Alarm, Sygate, etc), or a router/NAT (this
includes those connecting from a University or workplace).
To resolve this issue, there are several things one must check:
- Setup rules in your software firewall to allow DC++ traffic through. Many guides can be found here.
- Enable port forwarding on your router. Follow this FAQ on how to fix it.
- Connect to hubs on non-standard ports, which can be found by looking through the public hub lists for those which have port numbers appended (i.e. myhub.kicks-ass.net:9821)
- If you're connecting from a University or workplace, then read this FAQ. Often there is nothing you can do to make DC++ work.
- Change to passive mode.
Last update: 2006-06-02 23:52
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