I join a server, everything is great. I can go to the bar, look at weapons, ships, etc. Then I launch. A few seconds later, once I'm out in space, I get a connection problem icon. 30 or so seconds later, the connection times out.
I can, however, join a server that I created on the local vista machine. Anyone else trys to join and they time out. Even a client running XP.
What I've Tried:
Turn off Firewall/Windows Defender/UAC and uninstalled ESET's NOD32 antivirus.
Disable IP version 6 by unchecking the boxes in network properties, and adding a registery entry to disable all ipv6 and use ipv4 by default
Run in compatibility mode (2000 and XP sp2)
Both not patched and 1.1 patch
Installed Directx 9
Installed and ran while logged in as administrator
I'm all out of ideas, and the general consensus around other forums is "I uninstalled Norton and it worked great!"