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Videochat and XP firewall
The ports you opened with 127.0.0.1 is for file transfer and other features only -- it is not
for voice/video conversations. As well, 127.0.0.1 *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 127.0.0.1 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.
Windows MVP, Messenger
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: 127.0.0.1
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