yahoo messanger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nwilcox, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    My sister has Yahoo Messanger, Windows XP Home. She is saying that when she does a file transfer she gets a message that she is behind firewall. She does have a D-Link router. Does anyone know the port that needs to be opened to allow her to send?
     
  2. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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  3. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    No luck....

    I went there and opened the ports that the site has said for yahoo, I still have the same problem.
     
  4. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    You have to disable the XP firewall...Go to Control Panel...Network and Internet Connections...right-click on the internet connection, go to properties...go to "Advanced" tab, and make sure the the firewall option is UNCHECKED.
     
  5. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    Just thought of another thing, you might have to be the DMZ/Trusted Host on the router.
     
  6. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    Is it turned on by default in Windows XP Home Edition?
     
  7. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    No, it's a router setting.
     
  8. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    Do you know what ports need to be opened for Yahoo Messanger, I have tried ports 5000,5001,5050. All dont work, I even tried the ones from the link above.
     
  9. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    Not sure, if the router has a virtual server section, try entering them there.
     
  10. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    Yes the D-Link DI-704 does have Virtual Server and that is were I have them enabled. Still yahoo wont let me.
     
  11. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Since you have a router I also assume that you have either a DSL or cable modem. To verify that the problem is within the router try connecting the computer directly to the modem and see if the file transfers are successful when you bypass the router. If the file transfers are successful then you do at least know that the problem is with the router configuration.
     
  12. nwilcox

    nwilcox Guest

    Sad to say... I have a dial-up modem hooked up to router... I know, I know... Issues with Comcast have delayed the roll out here for cable internet. Should be here any day now. I will take your suggestion and plug modem into computer and try that. I never even thought about that.
     
  13. hohner

    hohner Guest

    yahoo messenger

    I have yahoo messenger on windows xp, everything works ok except when I try to go to a chat room nothing happens.
    I get the list of rooms available, but when I click on one and choose go to room the choose room window dissapears and nothing else happens.