MSN file sending block

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webby962

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#1
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

Cheers....
 
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Tinker

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#2
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..
 
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webby962

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#3
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??
 
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RabidPenguin

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#4
To enable file transfers, enable both incoming and outgoing TCP connections to the 6891-6900 range of TCP ports.
 
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RabidPenguin

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#7
Somewhere within the properties of your firewall you should be able to designate ports you want to leave open.
 
#9
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:
 

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