iChat taking a very long time to connect

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SebZen, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. SebZen macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Does anyone else have this problem? Since installing SL it takes a minute or two to connect to AIM using iChat. Sometimes it can be instant but more than not it takes a long time..

    Did not have this problem in Leopard
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Try using a different port for AIM.

    Go to the iChat menu > Preferences. Under "Accounts", click "Server Settings". Change the Port number to another known AIM port.

    Other port numbers include:
  3. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2009
    Hrmm it won't let me change the port number. No matter what I input, as soon as I press enter or move to a different box it changes back to 5190

    (and no I'm not logged in while trying to change it :))

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