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08-09-2004, 08:44 PM
How do I configure MSN Messenger to work with my shared internet connection?

I have windows XP in both computers and ADSL connection, I used the network wizard to share it.
I want to use messenger with PC2

PS:Windows Update doesn't work either.

08-10-2004, 05:34 AM
When you used the network wizard on PC1 did you also enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)?

08-10-2004, 08:06 AM
Yes I did. Internet works fine with IE but The only thing I can do with this connection is browse web pages.

08-10-2004, 11:39 PM
If Browsing is working fine but nothing else, I suggest you make sure the the Internet Connection Firewall is not blocking the other services, by default it allows http traffic, but blocks everything else, goto your connection in "my network places" and select its properties, then look for the advanced tab, and make sure to untick the firewall.

Once thats done, see if your msn starts working... if it does, then at least you have found the problem, you then just need to configure your firewall, as turning it off is not really a good solution.


08-14-2004, 06:00 PM
when i share my internet connection, i always set ICS up, and set the IP address to, and on the connecting computer:

IP address: ( subnet)
dns server:

have you got norton internet security installed? try disabling that or any firewall programs.