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Open internet database with Windows 7.

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When I' m out of the local net and I try to open an "Internet database" with a Windows 7 system, I can't connect to, but if I try the same with a Windows Vista or XP computer I can connect to my database correctly. However, when I'm working in the local net (Intranet) I can open a database (not Internet database) normally whit any Windows. What could be happening?

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In Windows 7, you have to configure the Windows Firewall or the Firewall solution to allow communication. On the Intranet, things are simplified a lot, because the IPs are static and they're on a single LAN. It's just a click and connect operation. If you have an online database, you will have to know its public IP, port, username & password. Configure the firewall then try to connect again.

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