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Kicked offline when sending files

by passthedutchie / April 7, 2004 11:27 PM PDT

Hello everyone;

I am having major problems with MSN Messenger. Everytime I go to send my webcam, or when I try to send a file, I am disconnected from the Internet. I have to go and unplug my modem and switch to reset them. I have no problem sending outgoing emails using Outlook, so I am assuming the problem lies with MSN Messenger.

I am using WindowsXP, I have ADSL and a I am connected to the net through a switch (PCI FX-05IS -

Will someone please help me? This is very troubling
because I use the Internet to communicate with my family and friends back home on the other side of the world.

Thank you in advance.

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Doesn't seem proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2004 11:43 PM PDT

If I read this correctly, your ADSL modem is on the switch and your machine is on the switch and what else?

In short, this is an invalid configuration. You should do some research on internet connection sharing, but I should warn you that since you have an invalid configuration, it means little that it sometimes works. You still need to find a new setup or consider getting a ROUTER or connecting the ADSL directly to the PC.


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Re:Doesn't seem proper.
by passthedutchie / April 8, 2004 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Doesn't seem proper.

My PC is connected to the switch, and the modem is connected to the switch. There is also another PC (my flatmate's) connected to the switch, but he is off travelling. He never sends anything online.

But why does Messenger fail to send files, while I can upload files to my website and send emails (attachments and all)?

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It's this simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2004 1:04 AM PDT

It's an improper configuration. The proper config is ADSL modem -> router -> PCs.

Anything else is up to the designer to sort out why it doesn't work.

Sadly, the reason it works sometimes is a mystery, but the configuration is no mystery to me as to its validity.


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