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By kingofthekerb ·
Since starting to use a router for my AOL connection I have have a problem where I can't log on to MSN. I have sort of been told that MSN doesn't support routers but there is a way round this.

Does anyone know how to configure MSN to work with my router? Something to do with proxy servers.

Any solutions are warmly received

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by BFilmFan In reply to MSN & MSN Messenger

I suspect that you may have some ports blocked. Take a look and make sure the following ports are open:

UDP 2001-2120, 6801, 6901 and all UDP ports between 5004 and 65535 must be opened to allow signaling (SIP) and media streams (RTP) to traverse the firewall (if you are doing voice and video).
TCP 6891-6901

There is an excellent list of ports for major chat applications here:
http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~rakerman/port-table.html

Note that I answered this over in the regular discussion area also.

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by SparkieIT In reply to MSN & MSN Messenger

You might be able to get some more information by using the NETSTAT command from a command prompt.

C:\>netstat

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP Yourmanchinename:1218(port number) c10-btg-xw-lb.cnet.com:http ESTABLISHED

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by kingofthekerb In reply to MSN & MSN Messenger

cheers for the replies but how do i do this? opening ports i mean? my firewall on the router is switched off if that helps?

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