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"you are behind firewall" message in aMSN...

Postby Till on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:27 pm

When I try to send/receive webcam picture in aMSN, I can't get through. I get the "You are behind a firewall or router" message in Settings, although I got firewall de-activated both on my router and on Mint 7. Any idea of what might causing the problem?

My camera is a Logitech Quickcam S5500 by the way, and its working ok (tested it with aMSN wizard), but its not working in Skype. In fact, neither the webcam or the sound in Skype, and this troubles me...
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Re: "you are behind firewall" message in aMSN...

Postby Till on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:09 pm

Till wrote:When I try to send/receive webcam picture in aMSN, I can't get through. I get the "You are behind a firewall or router" message in Settings, although I got firewall de-activated both on my router and on Mint 7. Any idea of what might causing the problem?

My camera is a Logitech Quickcam S5500 by the way, and its working ok (tested it with aMSN wizard), but its not working in Skype. In fact, neither the webcam or the sound in Skype, and this troubles me...


K, I finally figured it out: I had to do some port forwarding... Now I can send/receive video in aMSN. Are there any plans to make aMSN able to handle audio conversations? There is an audio setup after all...

As for Skype, after fiddling around with it, I can hear sound but I cannot record my own voice in the test call. And the webcam is dead...
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Re: "you are behind firewall" message in aMSN...

Postby DrHu on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:35 am

Without port forwarding, you could use one of the free web based messenger services..
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2007 ... iguide.htm
--such as..
http://www.meebo.com/
http://webmessenger.yahoo.com/
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Re: "you are behind firewall" message in aMSN...

Postby Till on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:26 pm

DrHu wrote:Without port forwarding, you could use one of the free web based messenger services..
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2007 ... iguide.htm
--such as..
http://www.meebo.com/
http://webmessenger.yahoo.com/


Basically, you missed the point. aMSN (as well as Pidgin witch I also use) works fine as an instant messenger. The point of using port forwarding was to enable audio/video transmission. Now, none of the available Web IMs support audio/video or file sharing. So what's the use of a Web IM if I can perfectly chat allready with aMSN or Pidgin? The whole point was to make use of the Web Camera or/and have audio conversations. If you don't Port forward aMSN, none of the Web IMs is gonna help you do that...
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Re: "you are behind firewall" message in aMSN...

Postby hoe on Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:05 pm

I have a Toshiba satellite L300 with the built in webcam. I found out how to forward port in my router software but what numbers would l use?

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