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Ultra Slow MSN transfers

Sleepy Giant

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All of my file transfers through msn have been super slow ever since I got my new computer.

Is this a port forwarding issue or is it a craptastic msn issue?
 

Dr. Grinch

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Port forwarding. It has to be setup properly on both sides. MSN uses a dynamic port range for file transfers so both parties need to cut a sizeable hole in their firewall for it to work properly.
 

Sleepy Giant

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The files were 1.5 meg jpegs.

I've got about half of the listed ports set up in the virtual server settings on my router, but they are now full.

Are some of them more or less critical?

MSN uses 13 ports: 1863, 6891-6901 TCP and 6901 UDP.
 

Dr. Grinch

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Originally posted by Sleepy Giant
The files were 1.5 meg jpegs.

I've got about half of the listed ports set up in the virtual server settings on my router, but they are now full.

Are some of them more or less critical?

MSN uses 13 ports: 1863, 6891-6901 TCP and 6901 UDP.
The MSN chat protocol uses 1863
The others are for file transfer
You will need to port forward 6891-6901 on both TCP and UDP in my experience to have file transfers work properly
 
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Sleepy Giant

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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
The MSN chat protocol uses 1863
The others are for file transfer
You will need to port forward 6891-6901 on both TCP and UDP in my experience to have file transfers work properly
How do you do this. That would require 23 ports, my router can't handle that.
 

Dr. Grinch

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Originally posted by Sleepy Giant
How do you do this. That would require 23 ports, my router can't handle that.
You can specify ranges in any decent router...
Linksys routers use "Port Range - Start - End"
 

Sleepy Giant

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Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
You can specify ranges in any decent router...
Linksys routers use "Port Range - Start - End"


This only takes one port at a time, I won't accept a range.

I guess I need to buy a new router. My $9.00 future shop special doesn't cut it.
 
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