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ID #1035

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
Author: BSOD2600
Revision: 1.0

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