eelixduppy - 5:45 pm on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
>>When doing this should the URL be amended to remove the port
The URL should be protocol-specific, and since we are using HTTP I believe it should work as is. But you might as well try it without the port in there to see if you get different results.
Also, are you in control of the server on the other end? Is it up and running before you run around looking for problems on your side? Perhaps a firewall in the way?