You should be able to make direct connections with your contacts.
However, if the contact you're trying to reach isn't allowing incoming connections or is
beyond a proxy server, then you still won't be able to establish a direct connection with
them and therefore the relay will be used.
Given the general bandwidth in the Netherlands, you certainly should be getting a generally
good experience with most broadband users (with direct connection capabilities).
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"Siam_lover" <siamese@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm still having trouble during video chats.
> The video quality is good, but the sound is terrible.
> (intermittent, garbled, words are repeated and so on)
> The voice chat however works good, perfect quality !
> this is what the connection tab learns me:
> (sorry, it is translated from another language)
> At this moment you got a direct connection with .NET Messenger service
> You are connected via a cable network connection to the internet
> You are connected with internet via an UPnP for a port limitted NAT. (administrator)
> I learned from this group that it is best to use UPnP, and in my modem
> (speedtouch 510) UPnP is "on". (some ports are configured with NAT as well, server,
> emule, remote admin and so on)
> How do i know that UPnP is working good on this side, so i can get a direct connection to
> other people? (thus not a relay-server in between?
> Is there anything i can do more to inprove the sound during video chat ?
> Thanks in advance,