June 18, 2007, 12:15pm
When I double click the Frostwire icon it tells me that it’s unable to start because of a firewall blocking it’s access or a loopback connection but my Comodo is set to allow FW access?
It also gives me the same error when Comodo is set to allow all.
June 18, 2007, 12:21pm
Allow All is equivalent to disabling the firewall itself. After you activated that option, did you try to restart Frostwire to see if it works again?
Also, it’s better that you enable both skip loopback checks in Security > Advanced > Miscellaneous > Configure (unless you run a proxy server).
June 18, 2007, 1:48pm
Yes I did restart Frostwire, also both loopback checks are now skipped.
Do you think my router may of something to do with it? I have a bt voyager 2091
give us some more info like Did it work before you installed CPF. Did you use any firewalls earlier? Before installing CPF did you have any trouble with the router?
June 18, 2007, 2:51pm
I used Sygate Pro before and it didn’t work when I had that installed, there hasn’t been any problems with the router as far as I know.
June 18, 2007, 3:14pm
Screenshots of AM and NM rules and a sample of your log would help to see if anything’s blocked.
These are abbreviations to help us through the day…
AM = Application Monitor (also sometimes “AppMon”)
NM = Network Monitor (or NetMon)
June 18, 2007, 4:56pm
Here we go:
There is nothing in the logs section for Frostwire because it cannot start, I get the loopback message at the splash screen.
June 18, 2007, 5:31pm
Frostwire is a p2p - I’m assuming it also requires an opened port so you have to create a NM rule with something like this:
What’s strange is that when you CFP’s Security Level to Allow All and restarted Frostwire, it still didn’t go through. It’s most likely something else. You may have to clean uninstall and reinstall CFP in safe mode to avoid program conflicts.
June 18, 2007, 5:47pm
I did do a clean install of CPF but still now joy. I am wondering if it could be due to an XP update?
June 18, 2007, 5:50pm
That I don’t know, but you stated this earlier:
When you uninstalled Sygate and just before you installed CFP, during this time did you try to see if Frostwire would work?
Well I use Limewire and I don’t have any specific opened ports! Check whether you have Windows firewall enabled (if so disable it) Kill both cpf.exe (click exit) and cndagent.exe And try to connect. And if it still doesn’t connect the problem is not with the firewall!
you mentioned that it didn’t work with Sygate Pro as well! Now that’s a concern! Cuz it seems that it’s not a problem with the firewall!
June 18, 2007, 7:33pm
I killed cpf.exe & cndagent.exe and that doesn’t make a difference. Windows firewall isn’t on either.
I just thought, I remember installing Apache a while back and I wasn’t able to access my local pages by typing localhost, I had to type 184.108.40.206.
June 18, 2007, 7:35pm
Could be a DNS issue:
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June 18, 2007, 8:06pm
Well I have tried flushing DNS but that doesn’t do anything.
I have also had a browse through those links.
If I ping localhost I get a request time out, that isn’t sposed to happen is it?
June 18, 2007, 8:09pm
Indeed…something must be up if you didn’t receive a reply… What about pinging 127.0.0.1?
Is Frostwire the only program with internet connection problems?
Here’s a link that seems to fit your case:
June 18, 2007, 8:34pm
Pinging 127.0.0.1 is dead as well. Other things work fine like games, MSN etc. I just tried the following:
Bearshare - did not connect
Bitcomet - Was able to download
eMule - Was able to download.
That was a good link you gave me Soya, I will try and uninstall/reinstall the TCP/IP protocol suite and see if that helps, will report back soon.
June 18, 2007, 8:47pm
June 18, 2007, 10:24pm
Yay it worked! I reset the stack and all works well again. Firefox actually opens really quickly again as well, it used to take ages to open as did Thunderbird but everything is so much quicker now!
Thanks to all that helped.