Connecting Windows Messenger 5.1 to ekiga.net

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Windows Messenger blends in with Windows XP. The latest version 5.1 support the SIP protocol and allow the user to register to a SIP server like Ekiga.net.

Windows Messenger 5.1 has full interoperability with Ekiga (text chat, audio and video).

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Download Windows Messenger 5.1 if needed

First check if you already have Windows messenger.

Download the .msi file. You'll need the Windows installer too.

Register to Ekiga.net

If you don't have an account yet on ekiga.net, register one.

Configure Windows Messenger 5.1

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Sign in to Ekiga.net

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No NAT support

Windows messenger has no STUN support, so unlike ekiga, it cannot connect from inside a NAT network. You will see an error message like this if you are behind NAT or a firewall. Windows messenger stun nat failure.JPG

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