MSN and File Transfer

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  1. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    I can't get any files to transfer via MSN file sharing, with I on a Windows XP PC that file transfer has worked with with every other Windows MSN user, and the sender on a new Mac with MSN 4.0. She gets a "The connection is blocked" popup right after I accept the trasnfer of the file, and then it ends. Likewise me sending to her. These problems have worked with everyone else she's tried sending files to.

    I'm betting these are firewall issues on her end, can anyone share how to help?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Mac MSN Messenger is a little more finnicky. Do you have the OS X firewall turned on?
    If so, I made a firewall rule called "MSN Messenger" that allows these ports:
    6891-6900

    You might try opening those ports on the PC side too.

    Lee Tom
     
  3. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, firewall is turned off, so that's not it.
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Are you using the very latest version? Supposedly version 4.0 has improved transfer over previous ones.

    Lee Tom
     
  5. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, using 4.0. I found the "improved" file transfer thing ironic, lol.
     
  6. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    If you're behind a NAT, you might try forwarding those ports to your IP? Just a thought...

    Lee Tom
     
  7. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I'll try that. How would I go about doing that? Btw, thanks for all your help.
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Is the other person on a corporate network, or home? If she is on a corporate network, their might not be anything she can do to receive the files as most corporate networks block IM file transfers (depending on the analness of the admins).
     
  9. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At home. But it's connecting to the internet via Airport - there's a wireless net thing hooked up to their PC computer. If there was a firewall on on this computer, would that affect the Mac in any way?
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    What is the Airport connected to? a router or the cable/dsl modem? If its a router, you will have to setup some port forwarding so the router knows which computer on the network to send it to.
     

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