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MSN Messenger Breaks Connection?


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#1 XuzI

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:14 PM

Hi,

I'm currently on a Acer Laptop, which is connected to my desktop computers router (wirelessly). My connection is always 4-5 bars, and never seems to have a big problem.

I open MSN Messenger, still no problem. I sign in, and once I'm signed into it, my internet disconnects and my laptop says my connection is "Limited Connectivity". For some reason, my other laptop, and desktop computer then lose internet too.

I must re-start the router to get my internet back. I uninstalled MSN Messenger, and Re-Installed it. Same thing happens.

What do I do? I have a lot of friends on there, so I don't want to never be on it.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:45 PM

What make and model of router do you have? What version of MSN is installed? What version of windows is on your laptop?

The fact that other PCs in your house are losing connection too means its something with your router. I am assuming that if you don't log into MSN you can surf just fine.

Does any other PC have MSN running on them? If yes what versions?

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:28 AM

What make and model of router do you have? What version of MSN is installed? What version of windows is on your laptop?

The fact that other PCs in your house are losing connection too means its something with your router. I am assuming that if you don't log into MSN you can surf just fine.

Does any other PC have MSN running on them? If yes what versions?



I don't know the model, but the make is Netgear. I have MSN Live Messenger 2009, on Windows Vista Home Premium.

Yes, another computer has the old MSN Messenger, not sure which. (basic one that cant do nudges and custom smilies, etc)

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:53 PM

If they have the old messenger when they use it I assume everything is fine? I'd uninstall that version and go to http://www.oldversion.com and get an older version. I'd say any of the older versions would be good. Install and see if the issue is still there. I know this is not a fix but a workaround but looking at all the people that have this same issue, a workaround is better than nothing.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:30 PM

If they have the old messenger when they use it I assume everything is fine? I'd uninstall that version and go to http://www.oldversion.com and get an older version. I'd say any of the older versions would be good. Install and see if the issue is still there. I know this is not a fix but a workaround but looking at all the people that have this same issue, a workaround is better than nothing.



I'm not sure, my mom uses the computer with the old one. I'll look into it though.




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