iChat file transfer issues - and no AV

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacPhil, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. MacPhil macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2006
    I am having problems using iChat. I don't seem to be able to send files across to a fellow iChat user. Both of us end up looking at dialog boxes saying they're waiting for the other user to do something. This is frustrating as, a while ago I was able to send files to a print company using this method.

    In addition I cannot get AV (using iSight) connection with another iSight/iChat-using Mac user.

    I can't help thinking it's a Firewall issue.

    Detailed advice welcome!
  2. zv470 macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2004
    Hi, that could be a version issue, are you both running Tiger?
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Sometimes it depends on the router - not all are compatible with iChat AV. If there's one compatible router in the chain, it works. If not, it doesn't.

    For info, these are the ports that need to be open on a router's firewall to make it work

    TCP - 5220, 5222

    TCP & UDP - 5190, 5298

    UDP - 5060, 5297, 5353, 5678, 16384 - 16403

    The TCP trigger port on 5190 is 4099

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