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    iChat not connecting
    New to Mac. I can't connect to my existing AIM account using iChat. I get an error:

    Could not connect to AIM
    The connection to the host was unexpectedly lost.

    I am using a linksys router and have opened all ports to my iMac. This has never worked. I can't find anything in a search. Can someone please help? Thanks.

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    im experiencing the exact same problem.... anyone out there know whats going on?

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    I wish I could help you both, but iChat here works with my AIM account every time and on all my Macs. Hope someone can help you.+

    The only time I have had that connect issue is when there were server problems with AIM.

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    anybody???.....

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    I'm using Adium - it's great - it combines AIM and MSN onto one program for me.

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    The problem for me seems to actually be AIM as I can't connect with a PC AIM client either. I am using a linksys wireless router behind a linsys wired router with all ports open on both. So this is not a specific mac issue. Either wireless or home internet problem. No one can help?

  7. #7
    MacHeadCase
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    Look up this website, iChat FAQs, the answer must be there, it's pretty thorough in going through all the problems chat apps may have.

    Edited to add:

    BTW, AIM works for me at the moment.

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