I am sorry, but I would not listen to advice that you need to disable your Firewall for it to work!?!
Obviously as the response shows, even with the Firewall disabled it did not work [and would be vulnerable to attack]
There are two possibilities off hand:
- You have not taken into account forwarding ports in your Router as well as Software Firewall [if applies to you]
- Your ISP may be aware of using the ed2k protocol and try to stop you from using eMule
Remember to use the OBFUSCATION option.
This option in eMule allows you to connect to a server in a way
that masks or 'hides' the ed2k (eMule) protocol
Go To Options > Security
Here you'll tick the "Enable Protocol Obfuscation" box
Remember to only tick the first box under "Protocol Obfuscation"
You should be able to see your 'hidden' status on the right side
of the server window in eMule
If your ISP was in fact interfering, this should help you gain back your ability to use eMule without restriction