First, you might try turning off the QoS Packet Scheduler. To do so, click Start, All
Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections. Right click your
network/internet connection, then click Properties. Uncheck the QoS Packet Scheduler,and try
Secondly, if you or your contact are using a router (assumingly with UPnP support since it
actually connects), you can clean out the UPnP port forwardings (this is Windows XP only).
To do so, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections.
Right-click the "Internet Gateway" (should be under the Internet Gateway heading) and choose
Properties. Choose the Settings button, click each 'msmsgs' or 'msnmsgr' entry and then
choose 'Delete' to each one. Then close Messenger (right-click the Messenger icon, choose
Exit), then restart Messenger.
Finally, although the built-in Internet Connection Firewall should be able to allow Messenger
voice conversations through without any problem, it may be beneficial for testing purposes to
turn it off -- Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections. Right
click your network/internet connection, then click Properties. Click the Advanced Tab, and
verify that the Internet Connection Firewall is unchecked. As well, if your contact is using
some type of third-party firewall (ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security, etc.) have them make
sure that Messenger is set to "Permit All", "Allow All" or "Medium" (ZoneAlarm).
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