2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2012 9:13 AM by D. Hoffmann
D. Hoffmann Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I can't bring up my AIM buddy list in Messages. Here are the symptoms (some of which may be purely coincidental) and trouble-shooting configuration variations I have gone through:

 

1. This is in Messages as part of Moutain Lion 10.8.

 

2. There is a tilde next to my AIM ID in the buddy list window. Clicking on it, reveals a message that says, "Messages lost the connection to AIM."

 

3. The Connection Doctor reports, "Router type: Port Restricted," with a yellow dot to its left.

 

4. I am using DD-WRT on my Linksys E4200, which is in beta. It has UPNP enabled.

 

5. Whether or not I enable the SPI firewall in my router, makes no difference.

 

6. I have tried switching SSL connections to the AIM server off and back on.

 

7. I have used these AIM servers: login.oscar.aol.com, slogin.oscar.aol.com, and api.oscar.aol.com, all with SSL on (Port 443) and off (Port 5190).

 

8. I have tried api.oscar.aol.com with Port 80.

 

At work, where I have no control over the firewall, I can log into AIM. Also, I could try to replace the Linksys with an AirPort Extreme, but it's too much work to do that right now, as a lot of stuff depends on the router being set up correctly, including our Vonage phone service.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)