Aim and Direct Connect

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamliner77, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I've been using AIM to direct connect with friends to "share" stuff. Sometimes I can't connect to people (always the same people). I can connect if I disable XP's firewall. My question is how do I find out what port to tell AIM to use?
     
  2. if u go to aim preference and then to file sharing and file transfers u can specify the port to use in there
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Yes, I know that, but what I need to know is what port to use???
     
  4. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    You can assign whatever port you wish. Your port decision does not affect the other end of the transfer. I would recommend you use anything above 1024.
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I know nothing about networking, ports, etc. I just want to get direct connect to work...
     
  6. as i remember u can set up a port for it in that firewall options, but why do u even need the firewall. just disable it and use aim
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The XP firewall is all that I have for a firewall (let the hacking begin!!). I don't wanna go out into the world without any protection.
     
  8. i have been on dsl for 3 years with no firewalls or antiviruses and everrything works fine. plus which normal hacker will be interested in file u have on your computer. as long as u dont do anything stupid so some punks get trojan on your comp.