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With the use of my router (ASUS) I have set up a home network. Is there software that I can use it to chat to other computers on my network? Which one is the best of them? Thank you.

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This is the one a lot of people swear by, AChat:

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Pidgin supports chat using zeroconf (AKA bonjour) - you can install bonjour on your windows systems (or avahi on your linux systems), and use pidgin to chat - i believe macs support this natively with ichat.

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Also try out IP Messenger. Light weight and very easy to use.

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We used VCM (Virtual Corporate Messenger) at university. We also used the main product at the site to get passed the port-blocking in order to use Napster and CuteMX, heehee.

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