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My computer is behind a firewall or is connecting through a proxy server (for example, through a work, school, or public computer). What ports do I need to open to play MSN Games?
To resolve this issue, please follow the instructions below.
Open ports in a firewall or proxy server
Some games will not load if your computer system connects to the Internet through a firewall or proxy server unless certain TCP Ports are opened in the firewall or proxy server. Most work, school, and public computers are connected through a firewall or proxy server for security. If you have a cable or DSL modem, you may also have a firewall installed. To open these ports, consult the help files for your firewall software or contact your network administrator or IT technician for assistance. Ports that need to be opened to play MSN Games:
80 (To access MSN Games – required for all games.)
443 (To use your MSN Games account sign-in option.)
1863 (MSN Messenger Instant Messaging Program – only necessary for Invite a Friend game)
6891 and 6900 (MSN Messenger File Transfer features – only necessary if you wish to use these features in MSN Messenger.)
6667 (To use chat features in CD-ROM games and Classic Card and Board Games including Bridge, BridgeClub, Classic Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Euchre, Go, Hearts, Reversi, Spades.)
28000-29100 (To access CD-ROM games and Card and Board Games including Bridge, BridgeClub, Classic Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Euchre, Go, Hearts, Reversi, Spades.)
28000-28809 (To play Internet Games that are pre-installed in Windows ME and Windows XP.)
Also, check your firewall to make sure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is not blocked.
Note for Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional users: In order to play on MSN Games, you will need to log on as an administrator. If you are not logged on as an administrator, you may not be able to install components necessary to run some games or make changes to your computer system’s settings. Please contact the computer’s owner or your network or IT administrator if you need assistance logging on as an administrator.
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Games that use DirectX require additional ports to be opened to successfully play through a firewall, proxy server, or router. The ports that need to be opened for DirectX games are:
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