Damn Firewall and AIM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ChrisDeza, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. ChrisDeza

    ChrisDeza Guest

    Here's something that a couple of my friends and I are having problems with. Ever since we installed WinXP Pro, we haven't been able to transfer files via MSN or AIM. We get that annoying "UNABLE TO TRANSFER DUE TO FIREWALL" message. I tried disabling the damn firewall on both computers but the message still pops up. Somedays MSN will alow me to transfer files but mostly it's a no go.

    Does anyone have a way to fix this problem as I know that my friends and I are not the first ones experiencing this problem ?

  2. nick1gbr

    nick1gbr Guest

    I have this problem with MSN messanger. i dont get the firewall message but i cannot send or receive files.

    I have been told that it may be my isp blocking that port stopping these transfers...

    Other than that i don't know.

  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    ok, so you've made sure to turn off the XP default firewall...and are you running any other type of firewall software?
  4. ChrisDeza

    ChrisDeza Guest

    Yeah I turned off the Firrewall within XP. I don't have no other Firewall set up. I don't think it's the ISP because when I run win98se and try file transfering it works as long as the other person is not using XP.
  5. westy1

    westy1 Guest

    I'm not sure but isn't there an update, concerning something to do with file transfers ?.
  6. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

    The updates for file migratation from win98 and stuff and on AiM you might try specifying your own port number.. preferences>file share/file transfer