On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Clint Dilks <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 29/07/10 12:27, L wrote:
>> I use empathy as IM to connect to gmail and msn (hotmail) accounts.
>> Use this laptop, I connect to both at work place, but at home(using
>> TPG adsl2+). I can't connect to the msn account. the settings are the
>> same. there is not many options for empathy to coonect to msn
>> server messenger.hotmail.com
>> port 1863
>> anywhere to look for fix.
>> by the way, at the home network, it's ok to connect to the same msn
>> account using pidgin.
> Hi Your home network will be using Nat and perhaps this is not working
> correctly. *You could manually set up a rule that forwards all incoming
> traffic on port 1863 to your machines internal ip address:1863 and see
> if that helps.
thanks, Yes, the adsl use NAT.
if this is the case, does it mean I have to configure the router to do
port forward to this internal ip?
this could cause additional problem if I want to use msn IM on empathy
from other home pc.
why pidigin connects ok?
> If you are unsure how to do this your asdl router probably has a web
> interface you can connect to, connect to this and look for anything that
> seems to relate to port forwarding.
> Have a nice day
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