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Marco Mantero Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 30, 2006 11:50 PM
I cannot log in ichat from Dubai with Etisalat as ISP. Is there anyone who can tell me if there is any setting to be modified to solve this problem? Tks
ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,310 points)
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    Mar 31, 2006 5:02 AM (in response to Marco Mantero)
    Hi Marco

    Try this.

    Go to IChat > Preferences > Accounts.
    Log out of AIM and then use the Server Settings tab
    Change port 5190 to 443.
    Log back in again.

    Tony
    iMacG5 20" 2GHz 2Gbram, iBookG4 12" 800MHz 620Mbram, iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Netgear DG834GT, UKonline22 (11Mbps down 695Kbps up)
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,310 points)
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    Mar 31, 2006 1:35 PM (in response to Marco Mantero)
    Glad it worked for you.

    Happy ichatting.

    Tony
    iMacG5 20" 2GHz 2Gbram, iBookG4 12" 800MHz 620Mbram, iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Netgear DG834GT, UKonline22 (11Mbps down 695Kbps up)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Apr 1, 2006 1:22 PM (in response to Defcom(UK))
    No Beer in Dubai ??

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    10:22 PM Saturday; April 1, 2006
    G4 Dual 1Ghz MDD with 3 extra Hard drives, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? See link at top of the Topic List
  • DXB Law Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Apr 2, 2006 12:49 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    No Beer in Dubai ??



    10:22 PM Saturday; April 1, 2006


    Lots of beer in Dubai, Ralph. I'm drinking one now (a James Boag's from Tasmania).

    But lots of iChat trouble too -- I'll start another thread to tell you about it.

    DXB Law.
    PowerBook G4 (1GB RAM); 20 inch iMac Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Apr 2, 2006 4:28 PM (in response to DXB Law)
    Oh No !!!

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    12:28 AM Monday; April 3, 2006
    G4 Dual 1Ghz MDD with 3 extra Hard drives, Mac OS X (10.4.5), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? See link at top of the Topic List
  • syed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2006 6:40 AM (in response to Marco Mantero)
    hi,

    i changed the port setting like you said. i can connect to my cousin in US on her macbook pro. we're both using AIM. i cannot, however, connect to my wife in US on her new imac (she's using a .mac account.) Nor can i connect with my sisters in US using pc's with AIM accts (5.9, not triton). any suggestions? is there a bandwith problem onthe dubai side? is my ibook g3 too slow? it meets the min reqs of ichat. help!

    syed.



    I cannot log in ichat from Dubai with Etisalat as
    ISP. Is there anyone who can tell me if there is any
    setting to be modified to solve this problem? Tks
    ibook G3, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 640 mb ram
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jun 22, 2006 3:24 PM (in response to syed)
    Hi syed,

    Can you start a new thread please.

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    11:24 PM Thursday; June 22, 2006
    G4 Dual 1Ghz MDD with 3 extra Hard drives | MacBookPro 2gig, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? See link at top of the Topic List
  • gjk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 10, 2006 5:04 AM (in response to Defcom(UK))
    I tried changing the port number for ICHAT in Dubai from 5190 to 443 as suggested on a new iMac G5 about 2/3 months ago and was delighted this solved the problem which allowed me to contact people in England , however this was working fine untill about 2 weeks ago. I am now getting user did not respond (when I know they have) , also I cannot access the apple test accounts ie: apple3test02 etc . I can connect to the internet ok and browse as usual also in ICHAT I can text message but no audio or video as usual .
    Your help would be most appreciated again.
    Gary.
    NewsHQ@hotmail.com
    iMac G5
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,310 points)
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    Jul 10, 2006 5:51 AM (in response to gjk)
    Hi gjk

    Is your mac's firewall on.

    Tony
    iMacG5 20" , iBookG4 12" , iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Netgear DG834GT, UKonline22 (11Mbps down 695Kbps up)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 10, 2006 4:34 PM (in response to gjk)
    HI gjk,

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions


    It might be that the ISP has caught on to the fact that people are using port 443 to get around the AIM login and the problems some people have with A/V chats as a result.

    Try changing it to another port below 1024. (I would suggest one that Mail is using or even port 80 that are bound to be open)

    If you are using Port Forwarding to open the rest of the ports I would check your computer has the IP that they are pointing to.

    http://static.flickr.com/35/99733145_7168a1ce77.jpg?v=0

    12:34 AM Tuesday; July 11, 2006
    G4 Dual 1Ghz MDD with 3 extra Hard drives | MacBookPro 2gig, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Have you read the iChat FAQs ?? See link at top of the Topic List
  • gjk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2006 4:25 AM (in response to Defcom(UK))
    Hi Tony

    Firewall is off
    iMac G5
  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6 (15,310 points)
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    Jul 13, 2006 5:58 AM (in response to gjk)
    Hi gary

    Turn mac firewall on with no iChat ports added.

    Tony
    iMacG5 20" , iBookG4 12" , iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Netgear DG834GT, iChat: defcom1@mac.com-----email: defcom@gmail.com
  • DXB Law Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Jul 13, 2006 7:32 AM (in response to Defcom(UK))
    Port 443 still works for iChat in the United Arab Emirates through Etisalat.
    PowerBook G4 (1GB RAM); iMac Intel Core Duo (2GB RAM), Mac OS X (10.4.7)
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