Im looking for a simple utility to enable me to send & receive text based messages to my other computer on a 2 PC wireless LAN. Ive had a look thru the downloads section - cant find anything. Looked on the net - cant find anything. I am unsure whether messenger is useful (we both have XP) as i am reluctant to use it for security reasons. Is there 2 types of messenger services ? Please feel free to reccommend personal prefrences etc
MSN/Hotmail would do what you want to do, you only invite contacts that you want - no-one else will be able to contact you. I regularly tell my children (all online in their bedrooms) to go to bed via hotmail!
I got winchat running (after enabling the relevant DDE network services) - selecting the other pc from the list - it just comes up with unable to connect (or something like that - i cant check right now because its in 98se - ahh memories !!). I will check the correct wording if you wish - 'the other computer did not respond'. Is it something to do with the firewalls ? Ive tried it without ZA & just the XPsp2 firewalls on , i darent drop this one aswell right now for obvious reasons ! CYBERPHOBIC - i really dont want to have to dial up each time, i just need a chat service no matter how basic really to do the same as you !DINNER! BEDTIME! COME DOWNSTAIRS PLEASE! etc
Hi mate... you could try this simple program called stickies click here It's not a messenger type of service but it does allow you to send and recieve messages across a lan in the form of post-it's like you find on your office desk, and it's free.
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