ClearWire Inbound Ports

As I continue my experiences with ClearWire, I am running across more items that are actually issues for me.  I run a web server where I test technologies and code samples etc.  I want to be able to test these from systems outside my own network to check for throughput, response times etc. 

I also run my own Microsoft Exchange mail server, again for development and testing purposes of applications I develop. 

ClearWire does not allow port 80 or 25 from what I have been able to determine so far.

I am also using one of Microsoft's new products, soon to be available to the public, known as Microsoft Windows Home Server.  I have not been able to get it to work through ClearWire yet either.

Now, in all fairness to all parties involved, I have not spent more than 10 to 15 minutes trying these.  We just moved into our new house at the end of August and I am still in the middle of setting up infrastructure and services like satellite tv, networking all computers, getting phone service working satisfactorily.

By the time I get this all completed, my Verizon DSL service "should" be connected and I can switch back to that provider.  1.5MB to 3MB download should make a difference again.  We'll see.


Comments (3)
  1. Irwin Santos says:

    Hi Gerry,

    I’m in the same situation as you.  I have an Exchange server sitting on a Time Warner connection.  However, I have Clearwire which I take with me on the road to access my Exchange server via notebook.  Not too much time was spent to address accessing my exchange account.  I could get my mail via POP access, but the mailbox is inaccessible.

    Did you get a solution from Clearwire?

    Please advise.

    You could reach me here;

    irwin -AT-

    Thank you in advance.

    Aloha from Hawaii,


  2. Hi Irwin,

    No solutions at all.

    I have since dropped Clearwire and am back on Comcast.



  3. Zakary Venturo says:

    I am a bit dismayed by clearwire myself.

    I had put a test server for web design and imagined that being able to refer clients to an ip link would allow for me to be able to share progress and ideas with them remotely. I actually went through the trouble of changing my web server port connection to something other then 80 only to have them block this two days later.

    Like you Gerry, my purposes had nothing really to do with anything other then the need to test things and to work directly with my clients. I like the convienance of being able to work on the fly with my own server.

    Clearwire does state they provide space for a personal website, but the nature of what i am doing doesnt make that a convient option. Second, they frown on commercial use, which is really not a great description of internet service because an email can technically involve business and therefore, according to how there policy is written, violate a contract.

    I dont like nor nor will I be keeping there service. i suppose its okay if all you do is surf the web, otherwise it is really not a solution for anyone who would want to take advantage of what the web provides in any dynamic way.

    phooey on them.

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