I have just updated my utility programme V-Com's Sytem Suite 4 with System Suite 5, I made the basic error of not turning off the Firewall when I installed the new one. During the installation it told me it was uninstalling SS4, so I thought no problem, but when I came to update the files from the web I could get no connection.
I am using Windows XP Pro, my computer can see my cable modem which is an Ambit from NTLWorld and tells me it is working properly, if I check the status it shows a connection of 100mbps.
I have tried all I can find on their website and looked at Microsoft's website, I have tried to pinging 184.108.40.206 but get the reply "Destination Host Unreachable".
I have looked at the firewall settings on SS5 and that shows incoming traffic on the display, some items being blocked but nothing showing in the outbound section.
A friend suggested installing another firewall programme and see if I could release the ports, I went all the way through Norton Firewall 2000 to try and release the com ports. There is a test facility and that told me that all possible ports have a "High Security Block"
I have also tried netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt in the from Run with no joy either.
Can anyone help with this problem, I would like to know how to release the ports if possible without having to reformat the hard drive which I think is my last resort.
I am in the beginner to intermediate group of computer operator.