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    Port forward for MSN messenger

    This is a discussion on Port forward for MSN messenger within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi. Portforward.com is one of my 'missing/invisible' sites. im trying to get on and find out hhow to configure the ...

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      Port forward for MSN messenger

      Hi.

      Portforward.com is one of my 'missing/invisible' sites.

      im trying to get on and find out hhow to configure the router for MSN.

      Would anyone be kind enough to have a look and let me know the procedure?

      I know the port is 1863, ive added a new rule and set to always allow but it still wont connect.

      Thanks.


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      Hi,

      I have copied it here for you - http://gary.brett.googlepages.com/msn

      G
      Last edited by garyb; 20-10-06 at 06:57 PM.

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      Thanks gary but I cant see that either!!

      could you copy it here perhaps..

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      Hmmm, thats odd what IP range are you on? Have pasted below, but images dont appear.

      MSN messenger for Sky router

      To setup port forwarding on this router your computer needs to have a static ip address. Take a look at our Static IP Address guide to setup a static ip address. When you are finished setting up a static ip address, please come back to this page and enter the ip address you setup in the Static IP Address box below.


      Do not skip this step!
      Please enter the static ip you want to forward to:
      192.168.0.







      Open a web browser like internet explorer or Netscape. Enter the ip address of your router in the address bar of your browser. In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the ip address of your router. By default the ip address should be set to 192.168.0.1.







      You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default the username is admin, and the password is password. Click the Ok button to log in to your router.

      Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
      You should see the following menu.







      Click Add a Custom Service








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Service Definition
      Name
      Protocol TCPUDP
      Port Start
      Port End

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished.

      Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Rules.
      Once again you should see the following menu.







      Go ahead and click Add in the Outbound or Inbound services section. If you are unsure whether the program you are using will use these ports for inbound or outbound traffic, repeat steps 7 through 9 for both Inbound and Outbound.








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Service MSNMessenger1
      Action ALLOW always
      Send to LAN Server ...
      Wan users Any
      start:...
      finish:...
      Log Never

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
      When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.


      We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. MSN Messenger requires you to forward the 1863,6891-6900,6901 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu.

      Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
      You should see the following menu.







      Click Add a Custom Service








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Service Definition
      Name
      Protocol TCPUDP
      Port Start
      Port End

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished.

      Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Rules.
      Once again you should see the following menu.







      Go ahead and click Add in the Outbound or Inbound services section. If you are unsure whether the program you are using will use these ports for inbound or outbound traffic, repeat steps 7 through 9 for both Inbound and Outbound.








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Service MSNMessenger2
      Action ALLOW always
      Send to LAN Server ...
      Wan users Any
      start:...
      finish:...
      Log Never

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
      When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.


      You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Virtual Server page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

      Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
      You should see the following menu.







      Click Add a Custom Service








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Service Definition
      Name
      Protocol TCPUDP
      Port Start
      Port End

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished.

      Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Rules.
      Once again you should see the following menu.







      Go ahead and click Add in the Outbound or Inbound services section. If you are unsure whether the program you are using will use these ports for inbound or outbound traffic, repeat steps 7 through 9 for both Inbound and Outbound.








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Service MSNMessenger3
      Action ALLOW always
      Send to LAN Server ...
      Wan users Any
      start:...
      finish:...
      Log Never

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
      When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.


      You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Virtual Server page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

      Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
      You should see the following menu.







      Click Add a Custom Service








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Service Definition
      Name
      Protocol TCPUDP
      Port Start
      Port End

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished.

      Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Rules.
      Once again you should see the following menu.







      Go ahead and click Add in the Outbound or Inbound services section. If you are unsure whether the program you are using will use these ports for inbound or outbound traffic, repeat steps 7 through 9 for both Inbound and Outbound.








      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Service MSNMessenger4
      Action ALLOW always
      Send to LAN Server ...
      Wan users Any
      start:...
      finish:...
      Log Never

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
      When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.


      You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Virtual Server page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

      And that is it! You are done!


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      Many Thanks, dont know about the port range as regards to not seeing some sites and your blog.

      How can I tell, alter it?

      Thanks again.

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      Maybe you shopuld post the sites you cant access in the main forum.Please add websites that do not work for you

      To get you IP address vist http://whatsmyip.org/ or your router will tell you after loggin in. Should be a 90.xxx.xxx.xxx

      Did you get MSN sorted?

      G

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      no mate, I didnt.

      Im gunna have to access the portforward site for some pictures.

      Im a real novice with routers and am strugggling to beleive its gunna be this much hassle any time I want an app to access the net.

      Cheers.

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      No consolation, but give it time the portforward site will suddenly start working when their DN servers, learn of the SkyBB IP range.

      Cheers
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      I tried 3 times...no joy, Help!

      Hi. TheWarden

      Your forum thread is the only solution on the www. that I could find to try and solve the MSN messenger connection problem through Sky BB/Netgear router. I spent too much time on Sky tech support and they are at best hopeless.

      I have been trying to get messnger to work for over 2 weeks but without any joy, other than the same message ".....you are not connected to the internet....bla bla bla..." I also tried to reinstall messenger using ethernet to see if it would detect connect information. Its did with via http with:

      - server: www.sky.com
      - port: 80

      ..but again same error.

      Then I finally came across your forum and it was like Nivarna. However when I tried the detailed process as described (3 times from stratch), it still deosn't connect and comes back with the same error message of not being connected to the internet.


      Any help woul dbe greatly appreciated as this is begining to drive me nuts!

      p.s. I use a Mac i-book via to connect wirelessly to router.

     

     
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