Regarding my last post... I think I figured it out. I think I have a firewall going. But it's not a firewall from my Windows OS cuz I turned that off. So, it's gotta be coming from my DSL modem right? Well, I have a hard time trying to figure out how to turn that off cuz well, I'm in Japan... and well, I dunno what the word "firewall" looks like in Japanese characters.
So now I'm real mad cuz it looks like I'm stuck. As the Japanese say so often, "Shoganai." (It can't be helped)