aim and ichat keep kicking me offline

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nerdrockpa, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. nerdrockpa macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2004
    hey everybody
    whenever i put aim or ichat on away for prolonged periods of time, i come back to an error saying that my password is invalid and to find out that my powerbook has been signed offline. i talked to some friends about it and they told me that they all had the same problem with their new powerbooks and that the fix was relatively simple. unfortunately, none of them could remember how they resolved the issue. any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    if your computer sleeps/goes on standby/deep sleep aim will sign out, at least on windows. also, if you close the lid on windows it'll sign out of aim. i guess its the same on mac
  3. nerdrockpa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2004
    maybe that'll help. i'll try it later on today.
  4. nerdrockpa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2004
    no such luck. does anyone have any other ideas?
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    The network card goes to sleep along with the rest of the system when it goes to sleep/you close the lid. The fix is as simple as disabling the sleep function in the Energy Saver prefs (move the widget to Never). Just don't close the lid when you leave, and you can be online 24/7 if you like.

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