Error Code 0x81000306 from Live Messenger

It’s been 2 days since i can’t login using the official Windows Live Messenger 8.0.x and 8.1 beta to connect through their IM Service, i thought at first there’s something wrong with my pc or because of internet connection problem. Because error code 81000306 from MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger means there’s connection problem, and can be caused by various factor such as :

  • Timeout while connecting to Messenger Service and that means you have problem with your internet connection
  • Firewall blocking access to Messenger Service, and in order to fix it you must allow access to MSN Messenger Service, but because i’ve already done this by allowing access through port 1863 and previously i can connect without problem that means this isn’t the case for me

And because of that problem, i try to use other IM Client to connect into my msn account and surprisingly i can connect without problem when using Gaim (this is my favorite IM client if there’s something wrong with web based client or official client) as my WLM client. Because i haven’t found the solution to fix the WLM problem, i think it’s best for me to use Gaim until i can found the solution to that problem :D


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34 comments on “Error Code 0x81000306 from Live Messenger

  1. Hello guys…

    First believe me i have been trying to find a solution to this error for a LONG TIME.. and at last i got it.. I TAKE ABSOLUTLY NO CREDIT FOR MYSELF… I got this solution from the staff of Windows Live Messenger.. I just want to help you guys to find it..
    This solution is for VISTA users… ONLY…
    I will copy and paste the rest from the reply i got from Live support.. Here It Is…
    If you are using Windows Vista, disable the Auto Tuning Networking feature: a. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
    b. Click Continue when Windows requests permission to continue.
    c. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: “netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled”
    Note This command disables the Window Auto Tuning feature.

    After you disable the Auto Tuning Networking feature, verify if you are able to sign into Messenger.

    THIS WORKED FINE FOR ME AND I JUST WANTED TO HELP… again i take no credit for myself..

  2. this is so irratating….

    ive been using msn for month and now all of a suddern it doesnt work

    error 81000306

    ive turn on UPnP and entered stuff in registry and still nothing

    im using avast anti virus….

    i think it started wen i installed farcry 2


  3. migelle | Feb 9, 2008 at 7:36 / 7:36 AM | Links to this comments | Reply

    turn on UPnP
    turn on UPnP
    turn on UPnP
    turn on UPnP
    turn on UPnP
    turn on UPnP


    What the hell is that UPnP.. How can i turn it on ???? Somebody Plz Help Me …… This error gonna kill me !!!!!

  4. Hi!

    I hope someone can help me. I got a new broad connection. I get the error 81000306, but I can not load https sites such as hotmail and my university either.

    I talked to my ISP, they told me to get TCP optimizer, done it. Then they said it was my firewall. I told to Norton, the technician via remote un-installed the whole program. It still did not work. I chat with the service support of my computer, HP, just in case it was something from my computer. We went all over. Nothing. My ISP says that they do not have any filter in their side. I have tried all the advices that I have been finding in internet. No luck.

    I would really appreciate some help.