Sending files on MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by 3D_CG, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. 3D_CG

    3D_CG Guest

    MSN Messenger wont allow me to send files to other users.

    It says that the connection is blocked. How do I resolve this???
     
  2. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

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    my guess it is because of the xp firewall. try turning it off while sending files.
     
  3. 3D_CG

    3D_CG Guest

    Ok I will give it a go

    I have Norton Firewall still enabled so this should still protect my system?
     
  4. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    firewalls block ports on your 'puter, preventing you from sending files via messenger.

    you'll have to find out which port(s) are used when messenger sends files and then open those ports inside norton firewall.

    i have similar probs running my internet connection through a linksys router (built-in firewall). great device, but sometimes annoying.

    visit here for advice about your situation...

    hope this helps...
     
  5. 3D_CG

    3D_CG Guest

    Thanks Koko

    I havent had a chance to test run MSN yet but I di turn off my firewall. Its 1.29am in the morning here so there is no one online

    Thanks again

    I will keep you posted