MSN Games Error Message RRS feed

  • Question


    Hi - never saw this message before and not sure how to fix it.  I did a OneCare update and now can't play games.


    Getting the following message from MSN Games -unable to connect error.  Check the following port settings:

    “Ports to open on MSN Games”






    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 the Internet – required for all games.)








    443 (Sign In)








    1863 (Windows Live Messenger– needed for multiplayer games and Windows Live Messenger games)








    1935 (Bunco and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter™ game)








    6667 (Bridge chat)








    6891 and 6900 (Windows Live Messenger File Transfer features – only necessary if you wish to use these features in Windows Live Messenger.)








    28000-28809 (Internet Games that are pre-installed in Windows XP.)








    28805-29105 (Bridge)












    Also, check your firewall to make sure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is not blocked.



    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:32 AM