Cannot connect mac msn messenger but CAN connect in Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by czhe, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. czhe macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Would appreciate some help here. I'm in a school lab and can successfully connect to MSN Messenger in Windows XP but in Mac OS X 10.4.9 it doesn't seem to work. The error message complains about either service might be down or my internet connection has problems.

    Is there something I must tweak around in Mac before MSN starts working? I'm completely new to Mac so thanks for any help!
     
  2. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

    notsofatjames

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    #2
    there's no tweaks that I'm aware of. It does happen occasionally to me too. Just keep trying and eventually you get on.
     
  3. PCRanger macrumors regular

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    I think the windows version tries to connect through HTTP as well, incase it's normal ports are closed off. I don't think the Mac version has this functionality yet. You could try using aMSN, as this has an option to connect via the HTTP protocol?
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    I've always had that problem with the OS X version of Msn Messenger.

    It seems to be related to that program, because other alternatives for OS X work just fine. At the moment I'm using Adium, but there are others, namely Mercury Messenger and aMsn which support features more similar to the Windows variant.
     
  5. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it can be that it lacks uPNP support aswell?

    Just scrap MSN alltogether, worst im there is ;/
     

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