File Transfer between 2 IM v6 crawls, fast between v6 & v5?

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Orange, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Orange

    Orange Guest


    I noticed, in our work environment (behind a firewall),
    that file tranfers between two IM v6 clients crawls
    (basically dialup speeds), however the speed between a v6
    client and any earlier version client (v5, v4.x) just
    screams (orders of magnitude faster).

    I've downgraded back to v5 just to avoid this bottleneck.
    Is there a way around it with two v6 clients?


    Orange, Sep 16, 2003
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  2. Orange

    Jack Guest

    Are both the v5 and v6 client that you're having a file trasfer with using
    the exact same connection (behind same router/firewall, etc)? If 2 MSN
    Messenger v6 clients are experiencing a very very slow transfer rate, that
    means a direct connection using either TCP or UDP could not be created
    between the 2 clients. If the v5 client is using the same connection as the
    v6 client that you're having problems with, then I'd expect File Transfer to


    Jack, Sep 16, 2003
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  3. Orange

    Orange Guest

    Hello Jack,

    With regards to your question, it gets sticky with the
    router since we're on a floor with about 75 people - I
    just don't know if everyone on the floor goes through the
    same router (I don't know network stuff). I do know we're
    all behind the same firewall... This also happened to me
    in another office I was in (same Co.) a month or so ago,
    just upgraded to v6, tried to send a file to someone
    sitting next to me (v6 also)and it would have been faster
    with floppy/sneakernet... Went down to v5 and boom,
    almost instant transfer... Earlier versions work as well.

    But I do know that other people experience this here, if
    it's two v6 clients the File Tranfer crawls, if either
    person is (or changes to V5 or less) then it goes way

    Orange, Sep 16, 2003
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