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5481 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2006 1:28 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
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.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2006 12:49 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
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)
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!
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? Tksibook G3, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 640 mb ram
Can you start a new thread please.
11:24 PM Thursday; June 22, 2006G4 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
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.
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.
12:34 AM Tuesday; July 11, 2006G4 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