iChat trouble... annoying too.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NeoLink, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. NeoLink macrumors member

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    For whatever reason, I cannot video chat with anyone who has a PC.

    The green camera icon appears next to their screen name, and there will be an error when either I, or they initiate the chat.


    Any siggestions on what I can do?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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  3. NeoLink thread starter macrumors member

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    They have the latest version and I, nor they, are not using a router.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Might double check on the router(s). Even if you don't have a stand-alone router, a lot of cable/dsl modems have a one built-in.
     
  5. NeoLink thread starter macrumors member

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    I, and they, are plugged directly into an ethernet cable.
     
  6. RichP macrumors 68000

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    both computers are plugged into the same cable? like a splitter?
     
  7. NeoLink thread starter macrumors member

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    No. I meant that neither of us are using a router. Both of our computers are plugged into our respective ethernet cables at our separate houses.
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    But, your ethernet cables plug into something - DSL or Cable Modem. Many of them have firewalls, which puts your ethernet connection on a LAN.

    i.e. Router.

    note: Some ISP's may block some streaming content ports. I know of one, in particular - Clearwire wireless internet. But, in either case the problem is most likely blocked ports.
     
  9. Furgster macrumors 6502

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    my experience with video chatting between AIM and iChat has been very difficult. very rarely does it work and occasionally i can get audio, most of the time however it doesnt work. i just video with other people using ichat, good luck with it
     

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