ichat problem ???!!!

Tomaz

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2004
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Switzerland
hey everyone

I've been trying to use ichat for a few days now but can't get it to run properly.
Accounts are setup on both computers and worked fine within the same home network (bonjour and over the internet). Now I'm in Canada and my Dad is in Europe and ichat won't work anymore. We see each other in the contacts, see if we're active or not and can use text messaging. But when we initiate an audio or videochat, it won't connect. In detail: We can initiate an a/v-chat, it "rings" on the other persons computer, the other person can accept and it says "connecting...", but then gives an error saying "Person X didn't respond". Funnily, sometimes that Person X is me, sometimes it's my Dad, independetly of who called. This happens both for video and audio. Both firewalls are turned off.
Anyone any ideas ???
 

Tomaz

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2004
311
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Switzerland
Some more details I forgot:
We both have ADSL connections (>1Mbit)
He uses a ethernet cable connection to the modem
I use Airport express...
 

wheezy

macrumors 65816
Apr 7, 2005
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Alpine, UT
spaceballl said:
I think you can find a solution to your problems at http://www.adiumx.com
That's an alternative, not a solution.

I'm having the same issue...I did a feedback report to Apple...we'll see if anything comes of that.

My only guess is some hardware config on routers and such is doing it...but, I never saw this issue under Panther.

Maybe we're running different iChats? There is a tiger version 3.0 and 3.0.1....
 

madmax_2069

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Aug 17, 2005
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Springfield Ohio
do u got the proper port forwarded on your airport express the internal settings if u dont have the proper ports forwrded it wont work if im correct the airport express has nat with is a hardware firewall that u cant turn off and that is why u need to properly forward the ports . you need to find out what ports that your irc client uses for the audio video chat cause it would use diffrent ports than the text chat i learnd this from setting up my mac on a linksys router cause i could chat but not dcc send any files cause the proper port or port's in the router wasnt forwarded.
 
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