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August 16, 2007
I just setup my new mac pro, but was unable to connect to AOL Instant Messenger via Apple iChat. I kept getting this error message:
ichat lost connection with aim
I had no other internet connectivity problems...
The solution is to go into the iChat Preferences, click on Accounts, and then select your AIM account. Click Server Settings and change the port to 443.
That did the trick for me, AOL AIM is working great now.
thanks so much, i kept restarting my computer to try and get this to work, haha, does anyone know why the port changed?
It worked for me as well!! thanks!!!!
lol, thnx for such simple and effective instructions. works great now^^
thanks! that helped a lot.
This worked for me. Thanks.
thank you so much! this problem was bugging me for a while.
how did figure that one out?
Thank you so much! I thought something was wrong with my mac!!
wow, thank you, great tip, helped, it was getting annoying.
Thank you, and good job!!!
I've never had a problem like this until I tried to sign on at a freind's place. Like someone else said, no other connection problems, so I was like WTF, the internet will know... and the internet DID know. I love the internet. Thank you for the help.
I tried this but when i want to video chat with my other friends. it wont work unless its under port:5190
Thanks so much! I was getting so annoyed. This has been happening since I got my new router. The first time I opened up my preferences my password (which is regularly *******) was showing up as ************ - 5 characters longer! It's so weird. So I changed my password, it worked for that night, and then it was back to normal. I tried logging on for the 4th day and when I opened my preferences I had to change the password again, but this time it didn't work. The server change works, but I'm hoping that that's the end of it. Thanks!
Worked like a charm for me too!
Perfect! Thanks for using your brain! I just use my google.
thank you so much! This worked perfectly. ugh i was so pissed. :D
mine isnt working ... what does the server need to be?? it keeps saying host is lost...
you have no idea how much you just saved my life... lol
try port 5191 if video won't work
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