How can I make Yahoo Chat work through a Wireless connection

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My current set up is:- (XP)

A Desktop which has a wireless Access Point connected to it, and a laptop which has a built in wireless card, which connects to the wireless access point.

No problem here and the laptop makes a connection.

My internet connection is a Satellite Broadband connection which works through a proxy server.

My laptop once again has no problem connecting to the internet, through the wireless connection.

However here comes the problem. I've tried to connect to Yahoo Chat on my laptop and it fails every time with a message of 'unable to find server', however I know Yahoo Chat is working because I've tried it on my desktop and it works fine.

Can anyone please offer any help, on how I can get Yahoo Chat to work.

Thanks in advance.
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my best guess is that you have a firewall turned on that does not allow Yahoo messenger to use a surtain port. my best guess is maybe port "1863" ?
if you have windows xp, try to see if your firewall is enabld.
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[url]my best guess is that you have a firewall turned on that does not allow Yahoo messenger to use a surtain port. my best guess is maybe port "1863" ?
if you have windows xp, try to see if your firewall is enabld.
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http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic23118.html&sid=7d058aff5fb788fb247272f9a63414bc
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No, I don't think it is down to the firewall, as I have tried it even with my firewall turned off and I still get exactly the same problem.

I don't use the firewall on XP because its *plum*, so I use Norton Internet Security.
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I had this problem 2 days ago when I added one of my work computers to a proxy server. In addition to adding the proxy server in the LAN settings on Internet Options|Connections, I also had to check enable automatically detect settings.

It was then able to find the yahoo servers. My problem was specific to Yahoo, too, and that's all I had to do to fix it.
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Thanks for the info, but i already have 'automatically detect settings' and it don't work

It's really starting to p**s me off
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Still having problems......I've now given up

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