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    laptop doesn't recieve messages

    i have a lan of three computers. one laptop and two desktop comps.
    i have tried out several lan chat/messenger programs and came to this conclusion:
    every direction of communication works fine except towards the laptop.
    the two desktops communicate fine.
    laptop successfully sends out messages to both desktops (and the messages are recieved).
    but neither desktop computer can successfully send messages to the laptop. they get lost.

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    Re: laptop doesn't recieve messages

    What operating systems? What firewalls? What kind of router? Have you checked the router configuration?

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    Re: laptop doesn't recieve messages

    winxp on all of them.
    zonealarm on the laptop and one desktop. the other desktop doesn't have a firewall as i just installed winxp and haven't installed any programs yet.
    the router is a sweex wireless router on which i turned off dhcp so i can have fixed ip addresses (because of the firewall).
    my lan works, the computers all see each other. there are some problems with some shared folders (access denied and that sort of thing) and with transferring .exe files from a shared folder but i hope this will be resolved together with the problem i wrote about.

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    Re: laptop doesn't recieve messages

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