iChat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by br.avery, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. br.avery macrumors regular

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    #1
    Everytime I open iChat, it will not let me log in and it says "The host refused the connection" So some people have suggested that I change the port number to 443. Which then I can log in but I can't video chat. Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you behind any software or hardware firewalls? Reset router, modem, Mac, etc? I know it's mundane but always make sure you check the obvious. :)
     
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  4. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    Software firewalls are usually going to be an application running on your Mac that may block/restrict certain sites or ports on your network [like Little Snitch]. Hardware wise you're going to need to login [or have who ever manages your internet login] and verify that you have default settings, etc set up on your router/modem.

    If you're new to this don't worry and I'd suggest your refer to your manufacturer documentation. For the router and such. ;)
     

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