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Topic # 9951 26-Oct-2006 12:26
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Hey,

I know that most people will just say this, so I'll start with it anyway, yes MSN is a horrible thing and has so many problems it should be shot multiple times, but although there's this I still use it. Thing is, now that I have the latest version there's new issues that are really annoying me...

 Sometimes when my internet goes down, which is rather often MSN decides to pack a sad and stop working on me, the only solution being killing it and restarting it in processes, is there any reason for this? or maybe other people have this problem too... at least that way I won't be alone...








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Reply # 49778 26-Oct-2006 12:40
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I've had it die on me multiple times, most often it could be fixed by terminating the process and starting it again... but then I haven't had that issue in a few months and I reinstalled and changed my email address...

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  Reply # 49779 26-Oct-2006 12:42
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I use WLM, and for quite some time had terrible connectivity issues with my WiFi and Jetstream, and particularly with Zonealarm.

During all that, MSN worked flawlessly, and happily reconnected whenever my connection decided to come back.

I dont recall WLM crashing or misbehaving once.







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  Reply # 49782 26-Oct-2006 12:46
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pebbles: I know that most people will just say this, so I'll start with it anyway, yes MSN is a horrible thing and has so many problems it should be shot multiple times...

Have you tried using Skype Pebbles?

It does all that Messenger does and is easier to control i.e. it doesn't insist on loading whenever you enter Outlook Express.  It also seems to require less in the way of System Resources.



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  Reply # 49787 26-Oct-2006 12:49
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skype would be good in theory Grant, only problem is the people I talk to are not on it... and thanks Tony... least I now know it's just me and all technology hates me :(







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Reply # 49810 26-Oct-2006 13:24
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I have no problems with WL Messenger. I would look into your computer configuration. For example Zone Alarm and Norton Firewall are two piece of software I'd remove without blinking. Better to use the Windows XP Pro SP2 built-in firewall.





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  Reply # 49818 26-Oct-2006 13:31
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Grant17: Have you tried using Skype Pebbles?

It does all that Messenger does

Surely overnight since I last looked, Skype doesnt interconnect with MSN and Yahoo chat, or have all those games and nudges and annoying winks and things, which my kids and my family members love to bits?







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  Reply # 49825 26-Oct-2006 13:37
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tonyhughes:
Grant17: Have you tried using Skype Pebbles?

It does all that Messenger does

Surely overnight since I last looked, Skype doesnt interconnect with MSN and Yahoo chat, or have all those games and nudges and annoying winks and things, which my kids and my family members love to bits?

Yeah, fair point Tony.  I guess it depends what you use it for.

Nearly all my business contacts use Skype so there isn't any issue for me with people on MSN and Yahoo.  Skype seems to have become the defacto standard IM application in business circles, especially around Asia where most of my contacts are.



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  Reply # 49826 26-Oct-2006 13:37
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Hmm... definitely not my protection software stuff, as all I have is AVG free, and well yeah...could just be my computer in general, ah well. At least I know now







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  Reply # 49841 26-Oct-2006 13:53
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My messenger window will freese for 2-3 mins, disconnect and then reconnect whenever the flackey as upnp implimentation on the router dies, could this be what you are experiancing?     




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  Reply # 49851 26-Oct-2006 14:02
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thats the one! finally, someone who understands me!







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  Reply # 49857 26-Oct-2006 14:19
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No solution that I am aware other then to reset the router to get the thing working properly again and then close and run messenger to get it aware of the router again so that file transfer and voice will work again. 

Been thru 3 routers and still none that work properly for more then a day.




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  Reply # 49889 26-Oct-2006 16:45
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i had the same problem. I fixed it on my belkin router by putting a dmz on the wireless router.

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