MSN Messenger and OS X communication problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Spanky Deluxe, May 23, 2006.

  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Ok, this is really irritating me. I've experienced it on every mac I've used at two seperate locations. Basically sometimes my messages in MSN just don't get through. I only find this out about 5-10 minutes later when I finally get a bounceback. It also randomly signs out. PCs at both locations *never* do this, its only the Macs. Its sooooo irritating.
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    what sort of setup are you within? behind my uni's firewall, Macs have a helluva time trying to connect to MSN, but if you get round the firewall/VPN, it works fine :rolleyes:

    if you could describle what's in between you and the vast interweb, it would help...
     
  3. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Same thing constently happens to me and it pisses my off to no end!
    EDIT: I am behind a router and thats it.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Sorry I forgot to go into more detail. Both locations are connected through routers to the internet. At home in Brighton its a straight router/modem thing, at Uni its a seperate modem and router. Both are wireless although sometimes I connect with straight wires, sometimes wireless (it depends if I remembered to bring enough ethernet cables with me when I move between the places). I get the same problems here and there, wired or wireless. It drives me absolutely crazy!!
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Just a quick note to say that I gave up trying to get Microsoft Messenger to work and instead downloaded aMSN and it not only works like a charm, it also supports my iSight so I can now do video calls with my friends again!

    I also tried Adium and Mercury. Adium didn't support video calls and Mercury was plain ugly. It had a horrible configuration gui, lots of the graphics looked pixelised and the video from my iSight came out blue.
    aMSN mixed with Growl for the on screen pop ups is a very nice clean and elegant solution with so far no communication problems.

    Problem solved.

    Phil
     

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