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Jeremy West spendbitcoins.com
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July 30, 2012, 04:45:21 AM
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Hi there,

I sent a customer of mine (a newbie) bitcoins several days ago and they haven't received them.

I had them send me a screenshot:



which obviously shows they are not connected to the bitcoin network. What could cause this and what can they do about it?

Thanks for the technical support, forums! Wink

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July 30, 2012, 05:01:40 AM
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they probably need to port forward, I think port 8332, probably getting blocked by there router

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July 30, 2012, 05:38:40 AM
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I don't think it has anything to do with port forwarding. He's obviously not connected at all. Not even standard 8 connections if you are behind firewall.
Tell him to try
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telnet electrum.bitcoins.sk 8333
or any other known online node and post the output.
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July 30, 2012, 06:41:04 PM
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I don't think it has anything to do with port forwarding. He's obviously not connected at all. Not even standard 8 connections if you are behind firewall.
Tell him to try
Code:
telnet electrum.bitcoins.sk 8333
or any other known online node and post the output.

There won't be output. He would need to send a valid version message before the remote host will send anything back.

OP, the user's firewall (probably a corporate firewall) is blocking outbound TCP connections. Request that he get this computer connected to the internet through a less draconian Internet connection. If he cannot, he could move his wallet file home and fire up Bitcoin there.

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July 30, 2012, 06:46:32 PM
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perhaps enabling network proxy settings by mistake?
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