Please help with iChat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mike330R, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Mike330R macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    My wife and I used iChat at home (same network) to make sure it worked with video.

    We are now on different networks and can't see each other on the buddy list via iChat but can using AIM. In AIM the video menu item is not lit up so it's not usable.

    Also in iChat the menu item Buddies noting is lit up/able to be clicked on.

    What are we doing wrong?
  2. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Are you using two different accounts for iChat? You're not logging into the same MobileMe or other account?

    Honestly, if you want to do just video conferencing, make two different Skype accounts and use one each on your computers. It's free and you can use it to communicate with non-Mac users as well as each other.
  3. Mike330R thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2010
    We are using 2 different accounts via AIM. It worked fine at home.

    Would rather use iChat but may try Skype.

    P.S. We are in San Diego also :)
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    shouldn't have a problem with video for AIM. use to use it all the time. i did, however, switch to skype. quality difference is pretty noticeable.

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