How Do I Know If My ISP Is Blocking the Port I Want to Use

Welcome to today's Support Question of the Day. I'm Natalie.

Today's Support Question of the Day is.

How do I know if my ISP is block the port I want to use?

The easiest way to test if your ports are open

and properly configured on your end, is to use our Port Check Tool.

To do this go to www.portchecktool.com

Once there enter the port number you want to test.

We will be testing Port 80.

Enter the port you want to test into the box marked "What Port" and then press the "Check Your Port" button.

Our server will attempt a connection directly to your IP address and let you know the results.

Anything other than a response like the one shown on the screen means something is configured incorrectly.

A response of "Connection Refused" indicates a potential firewall problem.

A response that say "Connection Timed Out" usually means that your router isn't properly set up,

your ISP is blocking the port you are trying to use.

Double check your port forwarding configuration and repair it if need be.

If it looks right and you still can't connect try running your service on a different port and try the test again.

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