Two Live Messenger sessions going through one router

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by mercpl, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. mercpl

    mercpl Guest

    I have a home network running of a Netgear WGR614v5. My kids like to get
    onto Leve Messenger at the same time, using 2 different PCs both connected
    via ethernet cable.

    But occasionaly this casues the whole network to die. We have to re-power
    the router. Is there a setting to fix this? Any ideas what's causing it?
    mercpl, Jul 2, 2007
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  2. Greetings,

    You may want to check to make sure you have the latest firmware for the router from Netgear
    as they tend to fix issues like this after the router is released.

    Secondly, because of limited memory in some routers, a lot of connections may cause the
    connection to fail as you're describing. Although new firmware sometimes assists with this
    (as above), if any of your kids are running say BitTorrent clients, the constant connections
    (plus Messenger) may be killing it. In which case, they should adjust their torrent clients
    (or anything similarly peer to peer) to accept and make less connections. Although Messenger
    makes its share of connections, it shouldn't be enough on its own for the majority of uses.

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    Messenger Resources -
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Jul 3, 2007
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