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Netgear DG834 blocks Windows XP Messenger

Posts: 53
Registered: 31-07-2007

Netgear DG834 blocks Windows XP Messenger

I would like to create some rules to allow me to have a voice conversation in messenger and to use my new webcam. At the moment I send a request the other end accepts, msg connecting then all comes to an end.

I am able to send typed instant messages.

I would also like to create a rule that will let me see where my 13 year old son is surfing. If necessary create a rule to restict his activities.

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Registered: 10-04-2007

Netgear DG834 blocks Windows XP Messenger

I have had the same problem for ages. I dont know what equipment you are using but I eventualy got it all to work.
I have a D-Link DSL 504 router which provides NAT (Network address translation) and this throws messenger off.
I had to do the following to make it work properly.

1. Upgrade router to a Generation II type which supports UpnP (universal plug and play)
2. forward the ports needed for audio and webcam to the machine I wanted to use for it.
3. Use version 6.1 of messenger.(MSN)
4 Use Windows Xp which supports UPnP.

So as you can see quite a lot of hassle to make it work.

Netgear DG834 blocks Windows XP Messenger

For MSN ect goto

That has all the info on port you need to open etc.

To check on your son and stop him use a free proxy server.