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it doesnt seem i get pop ups when i get new mail anymore now that i have switched from usb modem to router does anyone know a possible cause or fix?
most routers have built in firewall so maybe that has something to do with that. but i have norton anti pop-up
i think this has a firewall built in although how would that affect a pop up within msn messenger?
any way to let this program go through the firewall? im still running 6.2 havent bothered with 7 till its available from microsoft
seems all the messengers work like this now?
What make/model of router is it?
What popups are you talking about?
he means the little box that popsup from the taskbar saying YOU HAVE # EMAILS or YOUR BEST FRRIEND IS ONLINE
I think its more likely you've just turned it off in the options within messenger without realising..
the thing doesnt class as a popup, the only way it stops is by you turning it off ;)
the router is a binatone, i didnt turn it off via messengers its since ive got the router its not constantly updating me on emails and friends that come online
i have adjusted any setting in my firewall or proxy servers whatever they are could that be the problem?
But do the friends actually come online within messenger? And does it register that emails are arriving? Is messenger working fine apart from the lack of notification?
If so, then it really has nothing to do with your router. What you're talking about is a function within a program. It cant have anything to do with the router. Go into messenger, open up tools, options, general tab, and make sure the boxes are ticked in the alerts bit.
seems to work sometimes and sometimes not, dont quite understand it myself dont think its the messenger as i unticked all the boxes and re-ticked them this happens in all messengers since i got the router
btw it takes about 10-15 (heads moving) to connect compared to the old 3-5 with the adsl modem or is this normal.
not think my comp has optimal settings for this router any idea where's the best place to find settings
Well, I'm not a big user of messenger - particular for the mail side of it - but it sounds reasonable that any notification of new mail would be a push from the server to your client, and therefore would need some ports open on your firewall.
The following ports are what are recommended for messenger - these allow me to send/receive files, which is the usual gripe with firewalls and messenger... whether it fixes the mail popup issue I don't know. Try it; it can't hurt. I do know from general opinions spread all over the internet that MSN Messenger isn't excatly router/NAT friendly in the first place, though...
...but it sounds reasonable that any notification of new mail would be a push from the server to your client, and therefore would need some ports open on your firewall.
Actually I think it's the client that polls the server at periodic intervals ;)
As you rightly say file transfers and audio/video traffic is usually a problem when running behind a NAT enabled router. Some routers, such as Linksys, have applications specific support for MSN Messenger which gets around the problem. Port forwarding doesn't usually help as the problem is caused by the recieving PC sending back it's IP, which of course will be private, to the sending PC and that then trying to initiaite a connection to the IP it has just received. Obviously when it tries to connect to 192.168.0.10 or whatever it fails.
trying to keep up with you guys im not even sure how to enable those ports, the exact model of router i have is
Binatone ADSL 2100 Ethernet Router and am running NIS 2005
seems to work sometimes but other not weird, what about speed issue's anyway to speed it up slightly
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