MSN Messenger not good with Airport?

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  1. mymemory macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    I have 3 12" Powerbooks and a Linksys wireless router.

    I can connect to teh internet and browse fine, the Yahoo Messenger can log in fine. But the MSN take for ever to log and most of the time it just doesn't.

    That happen with all my powerbooks at different distances even in the same room where the Linksys is.

    But when I connected one of the PB via ethernet the MSN ran just fine and it started run fine in the rest of the other computers connected via airport as well. :confused:

    Anybody experiencing something like this?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, MSN Messenger is like that. If it connects at all, it's a miracle. Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, and iChat all connect fine over a wireless connection.

    I think the problem is that MSN Messenger assumes because there is an Ethernet port, it must be active, even though it's not. It won't assume that a wireless connection, active or not, is the primary connection.
     
  3. mymemory thread starter macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    Even Mercury Messenger using an MSN accont doesn't work. Yahoo runs fine.

    But is strange, I tried erasing the MSN preferences and nothing. And every day the situation started to get worse, I was reconecting over and over again like a maniac but nothing, and today wehn I connected one of the powerbooks directly to the router port the rest of the powerbooks worked just fine with the MSN. I am sharing the internet connection via Linksys directly.

    I mean, Apple is the one creating the MSN version for the Macs, is this some kind of sabotage like no adding video conferencing features still?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    No, Apple isn't responsible for development of MSN Messenger for Macs. Microsoft is responsible, but it's a Mac development group within the company.
     

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