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MSN Messenger and Linksys BEFSR41, WRT54G

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December 20, 2004 9:48:50 PM

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I've tried to get MSN Messenger working for over 18
months now and am about to give up. I like the layout
and general setup of MSN Messenger but it doesn't do any
good if we can't see and talk together.

Do I understand correctly that I cannot get MSN Messenger
(I have 7 beta loaded now) to work through our Linksys
BEFSR41 routers, regardless of port forwarding settings
(one router is version 2 and one is version 3)?

What about my new Linksys WRT54G router (hardwired)?
Would two of these work since they are newer, maybe
better PNP functionality?

Thanks for any help!!!
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 11:38:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

According to Linksys, Technical Chat, via the Internet, the WRT54G is
suppose to be able to set to UPnP and DMZ if and when needed.

Joel

"Bob" <bdodd1@nospamcharter.net> wrote in message
news:018401c4e707$99a57000$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> I've tried to get MSN Messenger working for over 18
> months now and am about to give up. I like the layout
> and general setup of MSN Messenger but it doesn't do any
> good if we can't see and talk together.
>
> Do I understand correctly that I cannot get MSN Messenger
> (I have 7 beta loaded now) to work through our Linksys
> BEFSR41 routers, regardless of port forwarding settings
> (one router is version 2 and one is version 3)?
>
> What about my new Linksys WRT54G router (hardwired)?
> Would two of these work since they are newer, maybe
> better PNP functionality?
>
> Thanks for any help!!!
>
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 3:00:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Bob,

There are plenty of people using the BEFSR41 (and WRT54G) with Messenger. The key is not
port forwarding, setting into the DMZ or anything like that -- the key is UPnP support
engaged.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Bob" <bdodd1@nospamcharter.net> wrote in message
news:018401c4e707$99a57000$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> I've tried to get MSN Messenger working for over 18
> months now and am about to give up. I like the layout
> and general setup of MSN Messenger but it doesn't do any
> good if we can't see and talk together.
>
> Do I understand correctly that I cannot get MSN Messenger
> (I have 7 beta loaded now) to work through our Linksys
> BEFSR41 routers, regardless of port forwarding settings
> (one router is version 2 and one is version 3)?
>
> What about my new Linksys WRT54G router (hardwired)?
> Would two of these work since they are newer, maybe
> better PNP functionality?
>
> Thanks for any help!!!
>
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 9:02:02 AM

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Jonathan, I am using the BEFSR41 and MSN 7.0 and cannot get audio/video to
work. UPnP is on. I have tried to forward various ports, but to no avail,
any ideas?

Thanks
Joe

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings Bob,
>
> There are plenty of people using the BEFSR41 (and WRT54G) with Messenger. The key is not
> port forwarding, setting into the DMZ or anything like that -- the key is UPnP support
> engaged.
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Bob" <bdodd1@nospamcharter.net> wrote in message
> news:018401c4e707$99a57000$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> > I've tried to get MSN Messenger working for over 18
> > months now and am about to give up. I like the layout
> > and general setup of MSN Messenger but it doesn't do any
> > good if we can't see and talk together.
> >
> > Do I understand correctly that I cannot get MSN Messenger
> > (I have 7 beta loaded now) to work through our Linksys
> > BEFSR41 routers, regardless of port forwarding settings
> > (one router is version 2 and one is version 3)?
> >
> > What about my new Linksys WRT54G router (hardwired)?
> > Would two of these work since they are newer, maybe
> > better PNP functionality?
> >
> > Thanks for any help!!!
> >
>
>
>
!