windows live messenger not working

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  1. Prime
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    When i try to sign in to windows live messenger it won't sign in, i get this error:

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    When i click "Troubleshoot", it goes through all the tests and i pass on everyone of them (there is no tick beside "Wireless" tho)

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    I could sign in last night (after trying 3 times) i can sign in perfectly to msn on my xbox 360. I checked the server status and it is up and running fine. This seems to be happening when i got my new wireless router, with my old netgear one windows live messenger worked fine.
     
  2. Sinkhead

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    Try flushing your DNS, it's what I always do when I have internet problems.

    Start > Run
    'ipconfig /flushdns'

    in XP, not sure about Vista.
     
  3. Prime
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    I did that but no success
     
  4. Cheater388

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    Make sure that the wireless router firewall is not blocking any ports that make MSN connection successful.
     
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    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    Miranda and trillian are also good alternatives.
     
  7. Prime
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    Thats strange I can login fine right now :/

    I want to use windows live messenger, not some copy-cat
     
  8. xcalibur

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    Just wait a little bit. I've had something like this before.

    Also, pidgin/trillian/miranda are not copy-cats. I find them hundred times better than the bloated piece of adware WLM could ever be. And tons more customizable too. And lets not forget they're multimessengers so you can use more than MSN with them.
    Rather than having seperate windows for AIM/IRQ/MSN/Yahoo you could have it all in one.
     
  9. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I tried to use Trillian a while back, but it wouldn't accept my IRQ address. Seeing as I only ever use MSN (apart from IRQ), it seemed pointless to have it.
    But I agree, it's a commercial program from a big, rich company. Why the HELL do they need adverts all over it? The amount of people who have smiley bars or some kind of adware installed because of the stupid thing is unbelievable.
    Not to mention I get errors like that all the time, that are seemingly random.
     
  10. Mewgia

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    use pidgin
     
  11. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    FFS read what i said in post #7.
    Don't just post useless crap without reading my replies.
     
  12. DarkRey

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    try unistalling live messenger and download the latest version and install it
     
  13. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I have the latest version.

    It seems to be working now, I've successfully signed in 4 times.
     
  14. Mewgia

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    I did read your reply.

    I did not see any valid points.