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BEFW11S4 WIRELESS ROUTER AUDIO CONVERSATIONS THROUGH MSN

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I'm connected to the internet through BEFW11S4 WIRELESS ROUTER. Internet works fine, but I dont seem to be able to make audio conversations with others by using MSN messenger please help.

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Hi serkan10,
You will need to make sure that certain ports are open on your router/firewall.  These are:
SIP ports 5060 & 5061 using UDP protocol
RTP ports 10,000 through 20,000 using UDP protocol

Is the audio conversation connecting, but you're just not hearing anything - or is it not connecting at all?

Also - go to http://www.testmyvoip.com and run the test there.  That'll do some performance tests on your PC and Internet connection for you.
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Thank you for the response

It is not connecting at all for audio conversations through msn but does with skype

and how do i get to the UDP protocols to open SIP ports and RTP ports + do I need to play around with UPnP yet?

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serkan10,

The reason for this is that Skype uses a completely different network protocol than MSN.  MSN uses SIP, so you need to enable all the necessary SIP ports.

I've not used the BEFW11S4 myself, but have just taken a look at the manual - available from http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=544

Take a look at page 23, this explains how to configure port forwarding.




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Thanks Venabili/modulo :-)
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