MSN Messenget to Windows Messenger

  david4637 18:40 26 Jul 2004

Is it possible to a talk via a headset using the above software applications via the net. I have W98SE (and will download MSN and my friend has XP - Windows Messenger. Any snags I am on dial up, he is on BB. Whats the audio likely to be? Thanks David

  david4637 16:40 27 Jul 2004


  david4637 20:02 28 Jul 2004

Surely someone must have tried talking to folk who have a different Messenger program, and whether the link worked or not? Please help. Thanks David

  Smegs 21:16 28 Jul 2004

david4637, not to sure about the different Messenger, but I'm on Xp Home and a mate of mine was on 98se. I couldn't call him, but he could call me. We put that down to the OS's.

Not sure about the BB/D-Up bit. Sorry.

  sil_ver 21:24 28 Jul 2004

If you are on dial-up audio will be too choppy to hold a conversation

  david4637 16:48 29 Jul 2004

Thanks for your replies, I will leave it open for a little longer in the hope someone else may have some experience on this option. Thanks David

  Mr Scone 17:08 29 Jul 2004

When on BB internet connection I could talk to dial up users via MSN messenger. I'm not sure exactly what the difference is between the two programmes you want to connect. I thought windows messenger was a program used for communicating over networks and the like (a bit like netsend) but please correct me if i'm wrong (which I probably am).

If both people are using MSN messenger (ie the little green man in the bottom right corner) then it will work. I got a little time delay and occasionally fuzzy sound but it worked ok. Be much better with BB connections though - could have video too!


  Strawballs 18:51 29 Jul 2004

A friend of mine was useing windows messenger and always said that he could not talk to anyone using headset untill he installed msn messenger now it works fine

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