1) are you on DSL or Cable?
2) What is your IP address?
3) Did you setup a hardware firewall when you setup your broadband?
Many DSL operations use an internal router in their systems. For some
reason, a lot of DSL customers have an ip address starting with 192.168.x.x
or 10.x.x.x. This is the same as having a firewall, as far as Echolink is
concerned, but the worst part is, you don't have control over its settings.
I have a hardware firewall. There are instructions on the internet for
setting up some firewalls so they can use Echolink, however, they don't all
work the same. Some do and some don't. I had to set mine up with a DMZ
and use a software firewall with special configurations for handling the
riff-raff that comes with it.
IF you are on cable, you could still have this problem, and some DSL
services offer internet IP addresses. If you have a regular internet IP
address (One that points to your ISP here,
and you don't have a hardware
firewall, there should be a fairly easy workable solution. However, if you
have an internal IP address, you may not be able to work Echolink. Echolink
isn't very friendly to stations behind firewalls and NAT routers.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ECHOLINK-RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ECHOLINK-
> Hello all.Since changing my computer to WINDOWS XP and moving to BT
> BROADBAND I can no longer work ECHOLINK. I have double checked all my
> settings but still receive NOT CONNECTED TIMED OUT message. Any advice
> would be most welcome. Regards MEL (G1BCL).
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