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Webcam annoyances

By Nause
Feb 16, 2004
  1. I'm trying to use my webcam through MSN messenger 6.1 and I suspect my firewall (Norton Personal 2004/Internet Security is blocking it) anyone know a workaround for this ?

    Oh yeah and Win XP pro

    Creative Webcam Plus ( a little old but it works) USB.

    I can see myself in the right hand box but not my friend.
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Look in the NIS-seetings to see which ports are used by Messenger and Webcam. Your firewall is probably blocking the port for video transmission. You need to make a "rule" to let that port open when using the two together.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your "friend" see you?

    AFAIK MSN Messenger uses random UDP ports for webcam and a whole bunch of TCP ports. The easiest way would be to allow all inbound and outbound connections for MSN messenger.
     
  4. Nause

    Nause TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks I fixed it now :)
     
  5. kanakajoe

    kanakajoe TS Rookie

    Please tell me what you fix, to fix your problem, thanks.
     
  6. woodgreen

    woodgreen TS Rookie Posts: 57

    RealBlackStuff
    Look in the NIS-seetings to see which ports are used by Messenger and Webcam. Your firewall is probably blocking the port for video transmission. You need to make a "rule" to let that port open when using the two together.
    =========================
    I tried this tonight. I went to my firewall & changed toallow to & from. I got to make a webcam call. My sound to the other person stopped after 5 min. again. Could the msn im service be cutting the sound off?
     
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