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Old 04-13-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Can't connect to any server

I have downloaded Ventrilo but can't connect to any server. When I click connect to the server nothing happens and the software tries to reconnect unsuccessfully every 10 sec. Here are what I've tried :
  • Check server info
  • Disable firewall
  • Disable anti-virus
  • Enable some network related processes

But nothing changed. Anyone has an idea?
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:09 AM   #2
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also try resetting your modem/router to flush the dns cache.

what does the vent window show before hitting connect?

MSG: ????

are you running any VPN or proxy services?

try this network test to see if you can even get to the server:

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 3784” or “telnet [url][/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.

if that doesn't work then run this test:

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

(example: tracert )


booting into safe mode:

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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Old 04-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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if you get the reconnect countdown, I wonder if you may have been banned from the server.

try one of the demo servers.
just one i found quickly
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