League of Legends Friends List and Smoothwall

Recently I’ve have been playing the great game League of Legends but my friends list has not been working. After dealing with the problem for several weeks, I’ve finally found the issue.

I use Smoothwall for my router, and as Smoothwall users may know, it has a niffty IM proxy feature. Well, after playing with some settings, I discovered that the IM proxy blocks the League of Legends friends list and chat. So if using the Smoothwall IM proxy and wondering why the friends list in League of Legends in broken, try turning off the proxy.