Help me get my mate on MSN! Netgear Router

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  • Precision-Auto 6 Jul 2005 09:36:56 345 posts
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    One of my best friends has recentely got AOL broadband(I know, I know) and is using a Netgear router to share it through the house.

    I need to get him on MSN Messenger as we live at opposite ends of the country now but for some reason MSN won't connect for him. I suggested to him that it was a software firewall but he says they have tried that. I then suggested opening a port on the router but he didnt know what the hell I meant.

    In the name of friendship! ,o/ Anyone else with a netgear router know what I can tell him to get this sorted?
  • martyngates 6 Jul 2005 09:38:54 1,752 posts
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    does it work using the usb modem he got from aol?

    ive never had to open any ports for my netgear router
  • Precision-Auto 6 Jul 2005 09:41:09 345 posts
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    I dont think it is an option using the USB modem, he shares the connection with several house mates. Might be worth trying though, just to narrow down the source of the problem.

    Would trillian or something else be any better?
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