Yahoo Messenger/Logitech Webcam Problem

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by Matth3w, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Matth3w

    Matth3w New Member

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    Hopefully someone here has ran into this problem before and can help me, because Google, Yahoo, and Logitech have all been worthless.

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    Here are my desktop computer specs:

    Vista
    DC 3.0gHz
    3GB DDR-2
    WRT54G Linksys Wireless router
    Cox internet
    Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 Cable Modem
    Windows Firewall turned completely off
    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000

    My laptop computer specs:

    Vista
    DC 2.0gHz
    3GB DDR-2
    WRT54G Linksys Wireless router
    Cox internet
    Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2 Cable Modem
    Windows Firewall turned completely off
    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000

    Her laptop computer specs:

    Vista
    DC 1.8gHz
    1GB DDR-2
    Windows Firewall turned completely off
    Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000

    Wireless router settings:

    Yahoo application port forwarded for ports 5000-5200

    Yahoo Messenger settings:

    Camera source selected to QuickCamPro9000
    "Allow everyone to view my webcam" selected

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    The situation:

    My fiance and I both got the same webcam to use because we live about 2k miles (we are both Army) apart for the time being.

    The first time I used the webcam I was at a hotel in Texas on their wireless internet and on my laptop connecting to her laptop. It worked IMMEDIATELY. I installed the Logitech software from the CD, it updated from the internet, plugged it in, BAM worked like a charm over Yahoo.

    I got back from my business trip and at home my laptop is connected to the internet through my wireless router (not sure if that matters). Started up Yahoo and plugged in the webcam and BAM...nothing (well it works on my end in the software but not on hers). It says "waiting for permission" on her end and gives her advertisements for herpes medication and stuff instead of showing my sexy mug. Anyhow, I Google "Yahoo Messenger Waiting for Permission" and there are about 1000 relevant results with not a single worthwhile answer (most of the results are Yahoo Answers with either worthless suggestions or none at all).

    I tried the usual crap, like reinstalling the Logitech software and Yahoo software (even though neither one of us made any changes to our computers in that time frame) and it still didn't work.

    So I did a little more research and saw that for a different problem completely someone opened up ports 5000 - 5200 on their wireless router. So I did. And I also turned off Windows Firewall and had her do the same. Still no dice.

    So now I am pissed of course, but I plug the webcam into my desktop computer and install everything the same way I did initially on my laptop, and she still gets the "waiting for permission" on her end. So wanting to punch something but nothing being around I instead disconnected my wireless router completely and hooked my cable modem directly into my desktop computer, restarted and all that crap, and still the same problem.

    I am at a complete loss as to WTF is going on. I have to listen to soft rock or love songs at the moment because if I listen to hard rock or something I'm going to use either my M4 carbine or Springfield XD9 pistol to practice target shooting with my webcam and computers.
     
  2. cohen

    cohen New Member

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    have you tried settings at her end, try and do the opposite, you go to her place and she goes to your's and then try it.

    Also for the webcam, did it come with a driver??? If so, reinstall it.
     
  3. Matth3w

    Matth3w New Member

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    Well I tried her settings as well but there isn't really much in Yahoo for receiving just sending. I reinstalled all the drivers and software. And it was a clean install on my desktop anyhow
     

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