Send messages over LAN

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What is the easiest way to send messages to another computer on a LAN?
Preferably using something already on my computer (ie command prompt or such)

Thanx - MJMercer
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if your sending messages over LAN on a windows computer, use command prompt and enter something like this:-

Code: [ Select ]
net send computer_name/ip message


of course replacing computer_name/ip and message to their respectful values

TIP:// I would use this in gaming LANs because it annoyes everyone and your probably going to get kicked out because of it
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While searching google I came accross this and have tried it

Though it comes up saying:

The message alias could not be found on the network.

What does it mean by message alias? or more importantly how can I fix it?

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your might not have the right ip address, the name might be wrong, or it may even be because netsend may have been disabled on the network...

any of these things may be the problem
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Well Im certain the ip address is correct

So how do I enable netsend on the network?

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go into run and type services.msc. Then scroll down until it says messenger. Now double click it and select automatic from the start up type. That should enable netsend on that computer.
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Ok, well just a quick question first, does messenger have to be started on both computers?

Started on both or just one, it is coming up with:

general network error 2136

explanation being a hardware conflict

What is the reasoning for this?
And more that I care about, how can I fix it?
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Randomality wrote:
Well Im certain the ip address is correct

So how do I enable netsend on the network?

- MJMercer


What is the IP#? :roll:
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Artplay wrote:
Randomality wrote:
Well Im certain the ip address is correct

So how do I enable netsend on the network?

- MJMercer


What is the IP#? :roll:


Is that relevant?

What does it mean my hardware conflict, could that be caused by my router?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Is there any software by which i can talk over LAN.
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+ NET SEND install (steps to send messages on
local network between PCs):
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to INSTALL the service (to make it work on your copy of
Windows, you need to do this on every PC you wish to
send/receive messages):
1) left-click on "Start" button -> choose "Run" (or hit
"Windows+R" key on your keyboard)
-> type in "services.msc"
2) scroll down to "Messenger", double-click on it;
3) change "Startup type:" into "Automatic" and hit "Apply".
4) then hit again on "Start" -> "Run" -> "cmd"
5) type in: "net name", then hit "Y" and let
the service start...
5) type in: "net view" to see all the names of all the
PCs on the network

TO SEND A MESSAGE:
1) Start -> Run (or hit "Windows+R") and type in:
"net send pc-network-name message"
(i.e., you should type in exextly this:
"net send toshiba1 hey, there")
- Where "net send" is the command, then thru space, you
should type in the name of the PC you're addressing on your
network (use "net view" command to find out the name of your
PC and the one you need to address), and thru another space
goes "message" - that's where you supposed to type the text
of your message!

Now, every time you need to send another message, just hit
on "Windows+R" key on your keyboard and just correct the
last part of the command, changing the text of a message
into a new one and hit "Enter".

ON ANOTHER END, the message will appear, saying from which
computer it came (network name), what time and the text of
a message. The user on another end cannot copy and paste
messages' text, but has the only option - press "OK" to X
it out from the screen.
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Since this is an old post and the last answer applies to XP, it should be noted that NET SEND is depricated and does not work on Vista or Windows 7. The replacement for the Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Vista and Win 7 is MSG.exe. Note that MSG.exe does not work on the Home Basic or Home Premium versions.

Syntax:
Quote:
C:'Windows'system32>msg /?
Send a message to a user.

MSG {username | sessionname | sessionid | @filename | *}
[/SERVER:servername] [/TIME:seconds] [/V] [/W] [message]

username Identifies the specified username.
sessionname The name of the session.
sessionid The ID of the session.
@filename Identifies a file containing a list of usernames,sessionnames, and sessionids to send the message to.
* Send message to all sessions on specified server.
/SERVER:servername server to contact (default is current).
/TIME:seconds Time delay to wait for receiver to acknowledge msg.
/V Display information about actions being performed.
/W Wait for response from user, useful with /V.
message Message to send. If none specified, prompts for it or reads from stdin.
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Oh net send. I remember you from back in the '99-'02 era during which high school networking classes taught me this fantastic way to bother other people in class without saying a word.

Memories.
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Well hello Merlyn. Welcome back. Long time no see
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Yes, Net send and winpopup are ancient tools already.
Most simple way is an any lan messaging program like Softros, lanmsnger and many more. Most of these apps can work from Win 2000 up to win 8.1, so there is no need to know syntax of all these commands, like msg.exe, netsend etc.

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