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Belkin Problems with msn

By chrissieh
Dec 30, 2006
  1. I have just installed a belkin wireless router, but now i cant sign into msn messenger, it says a firewall is blocking it although windows & mcafee firewalls are turned off, I can only think it has something to do with the router firewall, but I dont know how to do it, any ideas please?

    many thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +619

    use split halves to prove the router is your problem.

    disconnect it and cable the system directly to the modem and reboot the system. if msn is still blocked, then it's your firewall and not the router :)
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    Look in the box, there is a CD, insert the CD and read the manual...

    Those belkin routers have 2 firewalls

    NAT
    SPI

    Some routers have those features and Intrustion Dection..
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +619

    just nit picking; NAT and SPI are not firewalls.
    A firewall operates on user defined rules to allow/deny traffic under specific conditions.
    NAT is unilateral and SPI has fixed rules; you want them always even if
    your firewall is inactive :)
     
  5. chrissieh

    chrissieh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my main system is connected directly to modem, my mcafee & windows firewalls are turned off.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +619

    ... and what conclusion do you reach?
     
  7. chrissieh

    chrissieh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    MSN still doesnt work
     
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +107

    I know, they're hardware type and not software. I thought it was refering to the Belkin not the PC..
     
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