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Re: I don't want to surf on port 80

http (i.e the internet) goes through port 80, some sites however like youtube etc use other ports aswell. you cant really do anything about sites you want to visit using port 80

you can set to go out on different ports but yu can't do anything about how those sites transfer to your computer.
 

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Re: I don't want to surf on port 80

i couldn't really name any of hand. Some sites will use ports that are over 1000 aswell as port 80 like banks and financial organisations.

you can try this if you want. In internet explorer go to lan settings in connections and put port 8080 this can work if your on a private server however most people are not so you will be screwed.
 

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Re: I don't want to surf on port 80

Are you sure it was your ISP that blocked port 80? Sounds like a scam or infection to me. Port 80 should never need to be blocked.

Did you get an email or popup message informing you about the blocked port, or did your ISP send you a letter to tell you about the system upgrade?

Have you phoned their tech support to confirm that the blocked port 80 is genuine?

What security software are you using, and have you fully scanned your hard drives for malware?
 

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Re: I don't want to surf on port 80

Yeah it's definitely my ISP, I get an error message from my ISP when I try to navigate to any web site saying they're having tech probs.

I've called the helpdesk and they confirm it's port 80 that's being blocked.
It's just bad luck they say. 2 other people in my street with the same ISP don't have any problems.

Just bad luck, they say.

I use G-data for security.
 

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Re: I don't want to surf on port 80

If it's an ISP problem, there's not much we can do to help. Keep in touch with their help desk to see when it will be fixed.

Port 80 is essential to internet access, so I can't see them blocking it permanently. You might want to switch to a better ISP if it continues for much longer.
 
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