Depends on what has it closed....
What firewall(s) do you have between the clients and the Server machine?
Intermediate hardware or software firewall(s)? Or local (XP or Basic or
third party personal) firewall(s) on the Server machine?
Can you ping or router ANY OTHER traffic to that machine?
How about Telnet to port 1494? If you get a connection open AT ALL
(even if it turns the screen black and 'hangs' there or just disconnects)
have the firewall(s) open likely:
telnet Server.IP.Add.ress 1494
(Some telnet clients required the keyword PORT but the built-in MS one
If it is OFF you should NOT be able to REACH the exclussions -- they disable
when the firewall is off on the version that I recall.
That is likely a firewall too (in contains a firewall as one of its
and so must be disabled or the port opened.
Then something has it closed (or some intermediate server is effectively
Are you trying to reach a machine with EITHER a public address from
OR trying to reach a machine with a private address from a private address?
(These should be ok).
Contrast this with trying to reach an internal address from an EXTERNAL
address -- that is more difficult and requires you to setup "port mapping"
or "service definition" on the NAT/firewall.
Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
(phone on web site)