Here is the log regarding the problem:

6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or
  accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.
6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [NOTICE] Opening Socks listener on
6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [WARN] Could not bind to 
  Permission denied [WSAEACCES ]

Port forwarding doesn't resolves the problem and neither does running as admin, disabling windows firewall, changing router firewalls ettings nor using bridges works.

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[WARN] Could not bind to Permission denied [WSAEACCES ]

This is something local, not related to censorship or a new router (unless the router appears as an "unknown network" and has triggered different firewall rules or profiles). Something is stopping you binding to port. This is either some access control mechanism (firewall, packetfilter, antivirus, etc) or something is already bound to that port number.

I think the equivalent netstat command on windows would be something like netstat -p tcp in cmd.exe to see if that port is in use.


An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions.

Another possible reason for the WSAEACCES error is that when the bind function is called (on Windows NT 4.0 with SP4 and later), another application, service, or kernel mode driver is bound to the same address with exclusive access.

Source: msdn.microsoft.com

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