Advanced Users....maybe you can help



I have a Linksys 4 port router (BEFSR41), DSL, Xp Home runnning on a P4, 98se running on two P3's. I use MSN Messenger & would love to figure out how to transfer files & do a Video conference through this neat little programm. Far as I can tell the router is blocking me from doing this stuff. I have no firewalls runnning on any machines. ICQ seems to work fine on the P3's......but I'd rather use
MSN Messenger.
As far as setting up my router goes.....I don't know a whole lot about it. I have read some posts in here on MSN Messenger but mostly to do with the built in XP firewall. I have read some of M$ Knowledge base on this matter but cant decipher most of it. So if anyone can help me out in simple words it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks In Advance
Try going to, it will tell you just about everything you would want to know about home networks. Your routers built in firewall is probably what is causing your problems. You probably need to open ports or forward ports for the programs to work. You can find this type of info there.

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Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
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Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
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