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How To Open Ports For Xp Firewall & Messenger??

#1
Does anyone know how to specify which ports to open in messenger?

I cannot receive files and its crazy because i can send them with no problem.

Even when I disable the XP firewall i still cannot receive files.

If it is not the ports then someone please suggest something....its making me crazy.

Thanks!!:( :( :(
 
#3
No,
I am a single user on my PC in my home. I am not on a network and not behind a router. I am connected to the net via Bellsouth ADSL on a USB Modem. I am convinced I messed with a setting some months back and screwed up my ability to receive files thru messenger. Its very strange. I have even reinstalled XP to no avail.

I can SEND files in MSN but not receive.
I can RECEIVE files in ICQ but not send.....

WTF????

any suggestions anyone?
 
#4
Hey, I have the same problem. Windows Messenger can send files, but can't receive.
I'm behind a router, but it doesn't work even when the firewall is disabled!!
Can anybody help?

Thanx!
 
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weazel

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#5
im behind a router /firewall i had that problem too i solved it by opening port 80 in messanger and also letting that port in my router settings. port 80 is a web port try the samn thing in icq
 
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InfiniteZ

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#6
Originally posted by weazel
im behind a router /firewall i had that problem too i solved it by opening port 80 in messanger and also letting that port in my router settings. port 80 is a web port try the samn thing in icq
Is it dangerous to open port 80 for incoming, besides being able to transfer files via MSN, because I want to see this work behind my FR314 NetGear Router.
 
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InfiniteZ

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#8
MSN Messenger
(Watch Out! Opens a wide port range!)
NOTE: Shut off any personal firewall programs such as BlackIce, ZoneAlarm, etc.
Ports 6891-6900 enable File send,
Port 6901 is for voice communications
Allows Voice, PC to Phone, Messages, and Full File transfer capabilities.
Thnx to Brad King & Bill Finch Jr.
IN TCP 6891 - 6900
IN TCP 1863
IN UDP 1863
IN UDP 5190
IN UDP 6901
IN TCP 6901

Thanks

And also, if this port is open and you are transferring a file is it possible for the receiver to see your true IP? Because, I was able to catch anothers IP by using netstat -an while transferring a file from one pc to another. BUT, not behind a firewall. I would try this now, but Im not home.

:p hehehe
 

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