Hi! I have an Applet that makes a Socket Connection to a server running on port 9999. I have this working good on all windows OS through a dialup. But thru one behind a firewall.. the Applet is not able to make a socket connection and throws a NoRouteToHostException; when it is a WindowsNT 4 Workstation with SP5.. but on a Windows98 it works just well. Is there any difference in the implementation of the JRE on both.. if no then why is it not working on a Winnt and why it is on a Win98 with the same settings for the N/W. Thanks Regds Gautham Kasinath P.S. A speedy help is appreciated.