bringing your favorite mobile apps

Messenge (by ashterisk) v2.0 – PC companion setup

Messenger (by ashterisk) PC Companion setup

  1. Download PC companion software from –
  2. Extract the content of the zip file on your local machine.
  3. From the extracted content, launch “Messenger.Companion.exe”
  4. Enter your yahoo username and password and click on “Login”
  5. Once authenticated, the application will start listening for pairing request from
    phone. The application opens a port to receive request from your phone. If you
    see a confirmation from windows, please allow it.
  6. Take a note of IP address and port information. You will need to enter these in
    phone application setup.

Phone application setup –

  1. Purchase Messenger (by ashterisk) v2.0 from marketplace –
  2. Make sure your phone is connected to local wifi and not using cell -data (When using wi-fi, the phone will get internal IP and it will be able to see the PC. When using Cell data, it will not be able to communicate to your internal home computer).
  3. Login using the same yahoo userid/password as used on PC application. Make sure to select remember password and auto-login ( reuse your session and autologin). This is must for toast-notification to work.
  4. Click on application bar and select settings.
  5. Enable “push notification” and enter ip address and port from step # 6.
  6. Click on “Start Pairing” and if everything goes well, you should receive a toast notification
    confirming pairing.

Please note –

  1. Yahoo allows only one login session per user. After pairing, if you login on any
    other machine (PC or other client), you will logoff from your phone.
  2. Once you logoff from your phone (either manually or because you login at other
    location), you will have to re-pair your phone with PC companion application.
  3. You can run PC companion application on multiple machines and can pair with any instance.
  4. If you exit the phone application without explicitly logoff (by pressing home
    button or back button), you will remain login and continue to receive notifications.
  5. For any problem or question, send emails to –

42 responses

  1. Pingback: Messenger (by ashterisk) v2.0 – coming soon « ashterisk(*)

  2. deck


    I have a “Failed to open channel” on the phone.
    W7 x64 on PC, firewall exception allowed for 8888; Nodo on WP7. Any help?

    Note: you should allow trial for testing notifications. If it won’t work I’ll ve very pissed off of paying for nothing.

    June 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    • This is probably because you have more than 15 apps with push notification channel opened. Windows phone only allow max of 15 apps.
      You will have to unselect the push option on other apps.

      June 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    • ohh, another thing. Make sure when you are doing this pairing, you are using wifi and not GSM as when connected thru GSM, the phone will not find the PC inside your Home LAN.

      June 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  3. Angel

    I tried to install this today July 3,2011 and Norton internet secririty whipped it right off the pc with thier SONAR.

    July 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

    • There is no virus in the package. Not used Norton but you should be able to explicitly allow it.

      July 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

  4. I’m new at this, can i turn off or close pc companion and still get the push notifications on my phone? I have a samsung focus wp7

    July 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

    • No, the pc companion app needs to be running in order to receive notifications.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

  5. Deborah

    I have the Samsung Focus as well. I am wondering what the push notification is. Is it to receive the response of the person I am Instant messaging immediately?

    July 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    • Yes, with push notifications you will get a message even when the app is not running on your phone.

      July 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  6. Deborah

    I am getting an error message when trying to launch the messenger.companion. exe file. It says:

    To run this application, you must first install on the of the following versions of the .NET Framework:
    Contact your application publisher for instructions about obtaining the appropriate version of the NET Framework.

    Can someone help me with that?

    July 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

    • You need to install framework 4.0 which is freely available from Microsoft site. If you search you will find it very easily.

      July 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  7. stacey

    Im having the same problem Deborah

    July 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  8. Candy

    I am using the samsung focus and i dont know if it is pairing or not can someone help me?

    August 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    • When the phone pair correctly, you should see te status change in the companion app as well as get a message on phone app.

      August 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  9. George


    August 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  10. Deborah

    George, thanks for the information. I am getting the push notification now.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:49 am

  11. blondie

    all mine said is erro check connection how do get this to work?

    September 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

  12. Alfa

    turn off from windows services ICS internet connection sharing (Stop service) and then try

    September 20, 2011 at 7:07 am

  13. alabas

    in order to it to work do i need my PC still running to make the notification work on the phone or even if the pc is off?

    October 6, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    • The PC should be running.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm

  14. s7949sharon

    I downloaded the yahoo messenger but when I try to login, the program keep showing me error
    Me phone is HTC titan

    March 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    • What error message does it show? Do you have a valid yahoo username/password?

      March 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

  15. Colleen Jennings

    I get error message saying invalid username/password, but they are correct. I also cannot download the pc companion even though i installed the net framework.

    April 12, 2012 at 6:01 am

    • The pc companion is no longer supported/needed. The app supports background notification.
      Please see if you can login on the web to ensure your account is valid.

      April 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

  16. Vickie Jones

    Same problem for me. Also, I cannot get my contacts to sync with those on my computer. How do I do so without pc companion?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:48 am

    • I am not sure which contacts are you referring to. There is no support for syncing contacts from messenger with your computer with our without pc companion.

      May 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

  17. gina schorr

    Hello… 🙂

    July 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  18. gina schorr

    How can I delete someone from messenger?!

    August 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  19. Wow, marvelous blog format! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you made blogging glance easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content!

    November 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

  20. aya indera

    Why i cnnot login,i a new

    November 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  21. carlos Romero

    Just trying this out. Not even sure what I’m doing.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  22. Deuzelina Aparecida dos santos

    Por favor como faço para criar login e senha psrs o messenger asterisk?

    December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  23. MURAT

    Vp7 noting setup

    January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

  24. runtut

    How to sign up,

    January 25, 2013 at 2:05 am

  25. Neung

    February 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

  26. mary fowler

    How do you load a picture up

    March 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  27. ADiL

    March 23, 2013 at 6:56 am

  28. david

    Estoy aqui busquenme sikh

    April 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

  29. pop


    April 22, 2013 at 2:57 am

  30. I want to know if my alerts and sounds are working on my yahoo messenger when I receive new messages how cam I know if they are please let me know

    April 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

  31. i dont know if this is where i need to ask a question my alerts when i get a message they are not working on my yahoo messenger dont alert me when i get a message this is frustating please help me tell me what i need to do i pay for this and it should work im tired of getting the runaround

    May 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s