I've just run a port scanning test at "Shield's Up" with all firewalls disabled (both software and my modem firewall). I do not have a router.
This is what it says...
Under file sharing tab:
"Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!"
"Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer."
Under Common Ports:
ALL stealthed...even port 80 (http).
Under all service ports:
ALL 1056 ports are stealthed.
Okay....How in the heck is this possible. Seriously, I've checked and rechecked. Every firewall that I know of is disabled. I have contacted my ISP "Embarq" and they claim that they are not filtering anything. After talking with 2 techies...they were out of guesses. So many games, services, programs ect. will not make connection, and yet here I am...surfing the internet!
You guys are pros...what is this?