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Network ports that are required for Windows Live Messenger

Article ID: 927847

Article Last Modified on 6/30/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Windows Live Messenger



SUMMARY

This article describes the various network ports that are required for Windows Live Messenger features to work.

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The following table lists the network ports that are required for various features of Windows Live Messenger 8.1 on a Windows Vista-based computer.

Feature Port that is used
Sign in to the Messenger service TCP 80, 443, 1863
Network Detection TCP 7001

UDP 9, 7001

Audio TCP 80, 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 30000 - 65535

Audio (Legacy) * UDP 5004 – 65535
Webcam and Video Conversations TCP 80

TCP/UDP 5000 - 65535

File Transfer TCP 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 - 65535

File Transfer (Legacy) * TCP 6891 - 6900
Sharing Folders TCP 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 – 65535

Whiteboard and Application Sharing TCP 1503
Remote Assistance TCP 3389

TCP/UDP 49152 – 65535

Windows Live Call TCP 443, 5061

UDP 5004 - 65525

Games TCP 80, 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 - 65535


  • These ports are used when you are connected to a contact through a legacy client program, such as MSN Messenger 5.0 or any version of Windows Messenger.


The following table lists the network ports that are required for various features of Windows Live Messenger on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer.

Feature Port that is used
Sign in to the Messenger service TCP 80, 443, 1863
Network Detection TCP 7001

UDP 9, 7001

Audio TCP 80, 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 30000 - 65535

Audio (Legacy) * UDP 5004 – 65535
Webcam and Video Conversations TCP 80

TCP/UDP 5000 - 65535

File Transfer TCP 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 - 65535

File Transfer (Legacy) * TCP 6891 - 6900
Sharing Folders TCP 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 – 65535

Whiteboard and Application Sharing TCP 1503
Remote Assistance TCP 3389
Windows Live Call TCP 443, 5061

UDP 5004 - 65525

Games TCP 80, 443, 1863

TCP/UDP 1025 - 65535


  • These ports are used when you are connected to a contact through a legacy client program, such as MSN Messenger 5.0 or any version of Windows Messenger.


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