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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎27-02-2011

Virgin Media Ports

Hello, I've used the website to check if ports work, I randomly made up port numbers and they all Connection timed out, apart from ports such as 80, 25 etc.


Why? Help!



Posts: 5,159
Registered: ‎17-10-2010

Re: Virgin Media Ports

Probably because they are closed as they should be to prevent people hacking into your system.

Is there any reason you need a particular port open?

You can open ports by configuring a port forwarding rule in your router.

Human Answer Bank
Posts: 2,993
Registered: ‎01-02-2011

Re: Virgin Media Ports

Ports only show open if you have a listening device for that port.


Visiting a webpage does not open your computer up to port 80.  In fact, the majority of outbound connections will likely change port numbers once the connection is made.


If you seen a responce saying that you had a lot of Open ports, then you should worry.

I do not work for VM, but I would. It is just a Job.

I would also make websites for them, because the job never seems to require the website to work.

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One to Watch
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎27-02-2011

Re: Virgin Media Ports

It's for a game I play, I want to be the host and host it but it requires ports,  30000, 30001


1. game.tcp.port




Posts: 18,886
Registered: ‎03-05-2010

Re: Virgin Media Ports

then you need to forward them from your router