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is it the mac or windows messenger

is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby imintheloserssquare » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:14 am

OK so i don't know if any read about my irritating internet difficulties I've been having..turned out it wasn't my router or modem it was the wiring of my cable outlet in my bedroom. but of course i hardly got any help and customer service just played pass the buck and because of that i had to endure 2 weeks of sh*t internet..but atleast my cable company gave me movie channels for free for 3 months because they didnt fix my problem the first time someone came over..ANYWAYS..
now ive been having this annoying problem with windows messenger on my macbook I have reason to believe it might be the laptops wireless card since sometimes it happens with skype too
where what will happen is that i dont receive all the messages that people send me and then when i go on my windows pc later on they all pop up at once..today i didnt receive 16 messages from my boyfriend! and all along i thought he was ignoring me! ugh.
windows messenger and skype work fine on my windows pc.
oh and i dont know if anyone else has been having this sh*t but everytime i try to change my status,type a personal status or change my picture i keep getting signed out. happens on the mac more than on the windows though.

btw on wednesday im taking my laptop in to apple to have them look at it again, they looked at it last week and the guy deleted some cache stuff and looked at the wireless signal.

just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what the problem might be.
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby jbullard » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:33 am

Do you happen to have both of the messengers opened and signed in at the same time? It sounds more like a networking issue if several different computers are experiencing the same problem.
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby imintheloserssquare » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:37 am

no because i use my macbook during the day and my windows pc at night.
all of it seems to happen only on my mac.

cant or better yet better not be my stuff because i replaced my modem, got a new router (even though i didnt have to) and had my cable company out here twice.
plus i don't have any trouble with my windows pc,ps3 or wii.
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby jbullard » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:49 am

What messenger are you using?
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby jbullard » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:10 am

If it is MSN Messenger and you have Safari, it looks like there are numerous issues between these two pieces software. I would try removing safari just to confirm if that fixes the problem. If so, you may need to use another messaging application like adium.
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby imintheloserssquare » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:22 am

I don't even use safari I use firefox.
and all of this crap didn't start until microsh*t released windows live essentials and microsoft messenger 8 final was released.

either way i dont care so far i have posted it in numerous places including microsofts forums for messenger and nobody knows what the problem is.
ive pretty much given up and im selling the macbook..

i got all new internet stuff and even had the airport replaced in the macbook didn't do anything.
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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby imintheloserssquare » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:37 am

An amazing miracle happened today..my old black macbook died last night and with it came new life when i brought it to the apple store they let me trade it in for a new macbook pro..I couldn't believe it..a brand NEW computer!
and guess what!
windows messenger NO longer signs me out anymore!

*dances*

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Re: is it the mac or windows messenger

Postby gries818 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:04 pm

jbullard wrote:If it is MSN Messenger and you have Safari, it looks like there are numerous issues between these two pieces software. I would try removing safari just to confirm if that fixes the problem. If so, you may need to use another messaging application like adium.


This problem seems solved now, but I'm not sure removing Safari.app is a good idea... kinda like removing iexplorer.exe IMO. I think you can easily remove it by uninstalling the normal way (drag to trash), but like I said, probably best to keep it though.
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