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Old March 23rd 03, 08:52 PM
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Default Videochat and XP firewall


The ports you opened with is for file transfer and other features only -- it is not
for voice/video conversations. As well, *is* your computer, which is why it's
taking on your computer's name.

Both Messenger and the Internet Connection Firewall support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
which automatically opens the ports required for voice/video conversations. In the window
where you add/remove open/forward ports (where you put the entries), do you have
entries with 'msmsgs' or 'msnmsgr' listed? If so, 'Remove' each one, reboot and then see if
you can establish a voice/video conversation with the firewall on.
Jonathan Kay
Windows MVP, Messenger
Associate Expert
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com

"japasu" wrote in message ...
I connect to the internet via Cablemodem and run WIN XP

I have configured my firewall to let me use
messengerservices by opening various ports with the IP
adr I found on the Messenger resources pages:

The problem now is that whenever I press OK in the
firewall configuration meny the IP adr is changed to my
computername and I am not able to use Videochats.
File transfers are OK and video works fine if I disable
the firewall.

Please help....


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