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I Can't Connect to any Windows Live Service

I connect to the internet through a proxy but even when that is configured in the programs, it can't connect. They are all allowed through the firewall, I've tried using ZoneAlarm instead to no avail.

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Re: Windows Live

- Why the proxy?
- What do you mean with "even when that is configured in the programs"? What programs, and how do you configure a proxy in those?
- What happens without proxy?
- What exactly does "can't connect" mean? What happens if you go to www.live.com in IE?

Kees

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Re: Kees

- I am connecting through a university's network.


- Perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology. When I open Messenger, I go to Options -> Connection -> Advanced Settings, and enter in my username and password for the HTTP proxy server.

- Normally without proxy i can't browse the internet, not even in IE.

- I have IE9 beta which has been quite problematic in itself (opens every URL as a google search), but I connect easily with the proxy in other browsers.

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(NT) Going back to IE8 would solve the problem?
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Check with your IT department...

Some universities block certain types of internet traffic, including instant messengers, torrent clients, P2P applications, etc. It's odd that all traffic must travel through a proxy, but that may explain why Windows Live Messenger fails to connect.

Perhaps a web-based alternative, such as that from Trillian or Meebo, both of which let you login to an existing WLM account, would bridge the gap?

John

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