MSN file sending block

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by webby962, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. webby962

    webby962 Guest

    Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong forum. It was a toss up between this and apps...

    Ok, here is the problem.

    I can recieve files whilst on MSN, but I can not send em.

    My firewall is Norton Internet Security.

    I have checked the Personal Firewall, Internet Access Control list
    and the Microsoft MSN Messenger is set to permit all.

    I am on Broadband, so do not wish to have my firewall turned off.

    To be frank, this is a bit of a pain in the arse!

    Any help

  2. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    Well my first question is, are you going through a router? I as well as many others use a router for LAN's. This is a problem (or at least for me) when trying to send files via MSN Messenger. I have set my router up to pass this information but it still does not work. If I connect directly to the cable modem no problem I can send all the files I want...

    If you are using a router try sending with out it in line. If that works then you have at least found the source of the problem..
  3. webby962

    webby962 Guest

    thanks, but no I am not using a router..

    My machine is connected direct to a Adsl modem

    I have just checked the properties and noticed the Microsoft file and printer sharing was not checked. wondered if this will effect it??
  4. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    To enable file transfers, enable both incoming and outgoing TCP connections to the 6891-6900 range of TCP ports.
  5. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    Is not needed.
  6. webby962

    webby962 Guest

    Thanks, but please forgive my ignorance, but how exactly do I change these settings?
  7. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    Somewhere within the properties of your firewall you should be able to designate ports you want to leave open.
  8. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

    What version of MSN do you have? I had the exact same problem, until I upgraded to MSN 5.0
  9. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    My computer used to connect directly to an ADSL USB Modem and i couldnt send any files on MSN..

    But now my computer connects to a Router which now lets me send files through MSN no problem.. its a life safer coz i used to get seriously... off (calm down Alex, its all over now) :p .. But anyways a Router has been a saint to me... (Its a Tribute for my Relative... R.I.P :( )

    Hope this helps at all

    Sincerly Alex:cool: