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Old 03-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
Prog-Rocker
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ok, thx for the info.
are you and your friends using the same network connection?
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let's try the traceroute and telnet tests to check connectivity from you to the server:

Perform a traceroute to the server and post the results:

start > run
cmd {hit enter}
tracert serverhostname(found in server setup)

(example: tracert nobelium.typefrag.com )

try the telnet test:

start > run
cmd {hit enter}
telnet serverhostname port#

(where serverhostname={the server ipaddress or hostname of the server you’re trying to connect to (found in vent client server setup)} and port#={port associated with that server}
(example: “telnet 75.125.43.51 3784” or “telnet [url]www.myserver.com[/url] 3784” without the quotes)

If Telnet is able to connect then the screen will go blank. If not, then you will see an error message about not being able to connect.

Enabling Telnet in Vista/Windows 7

Control-Panel / Programs and Features / Turn Windows features on or off / select “Telnet Client” / click OK

If telnet can't connect then vent won't either as telnet is a function of the tcp/ip stack which is a part of the operating system. If it can't make a tcp connection then something is preventing the connection on that specific port#. if you've eliminated all possibilities with your internal network then try contacting your ISP and have them try to telnet to the server to see if they can connect from their end.
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if either test fails then try these options one at a time:

1. Temporarily disable all firewall/virus/spyware/malware checking applications

2. Try powering off the modem-router-pc (in that order) for at least 60 seconds each (this will clear all cached data)

3. Booting Into Safe-Mode

[url]http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode[/url]

Restart Windows
Keep hitting the F8 function key before the Windows logo appears. You should see a list of options to choose from.
Select “Safe Mode with Networking”. This will boot windows into a very basic configuration but also allow network drivers to load.

Start Ventrilo to see if it connects all the way. If it works properly then there is something that is loading during the normal boot that is interferring with the connection.
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