I'm using my Mac with AIM service. When I try to make a chat room or invite someone into a chat room, the request never goes through but there are no error messages. However, if someone else starts the chat room I can join if they invite me. On my PC, I can start and invite people into chat rooms. On my mac, I have tried using iChat AV and AIM 4.7. Both won't send or invite people into a chat room. Anyone have any ideas.
P.S.: I have checked my privacy settings, they are setup correctly.
Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Intel
Reply by Ralph Johns (UK) on Aug 10, 2007 11:25 AM
Ok,In that case make sure port 5190 on the UDP protocol is open in the Mac Firewall if ON and in any routing device you have.iChat sends certain 1-1 Text chats on port 5190 on the TCP protocol. IF you send a file or a Pic in the chat then it changes to port 5190 on the UDP Protocol.Group Chats are also on the UDP Protocol.Now some routing devices do not seem to like that port 5190 gets used on both protocols if you have used Port Forwarding.Some, like Zyxels, don't seem to like lit even if Port Forwarding is not use.To get round this Log out of AIM in the iChat Menu.Go to iChat > Preferences > Accounts > Server Settings tabChange the port to 443 (Anything below 1024 will work).Log back into AIM 7:25 PM Friday; August 10, 2007
You are running PPC instead of universal binaries. Log in as admin after you've restarted your Mac, Go to Apple menu/about this mac/info/applications Scroll down the path is displayed after you selected the incompatible applications drag them to the trash log out of safe mode restart, Restart repair permissions twice (the warnings sometimes need a second run) secure empty trash in the finder menu. Install 10.4.10 from the Apple site (combo)) Go to Apple menu/about this mac/info/applications, Have a look, and see if your Universal. Run iChat and if the issue persist, Post and I'll give you a command line but first ask some one else, My iChat iNsight is limited, but I know you don't need 4.7