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AIM on two networked computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JoeBeets, Feb 29, 2004.

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  1. JoeBeets

    JoeBeets Thread Starter

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    Sometime in the last several months, my kids have complained that when one of them starts AIM when it is running on another computer on the network, they get kicked off.

    I am using a DLink DI-704 router with four computers connected to it. Does anyone know if AIM only allows one person to log in per IP address? This is definately something that has changed recently, since there hasnt been all this yelling and screaming between sisters (regarding AIM anyway) before the last few months.
     
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  3. Rockn

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    If they are the same account it will log the other account off, that is by design.
     
  4. JoeBeets

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    They are logging into separate accounts on different computers on the same network.
     
  5. coulterp

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    Yelling and screaming between sisters is par for the course! I speak from grim experience (kids)!

    Is the DLink DI-704 router a recent addition?

    I don't know AIM very well but it uses port 5190. Certainly my router (Netgear), and I though most, can only forward a port to one PC. So if they are on separate PCs the router could only forward the port(s) used by AIM to one PC which might account for one of them getting kicked off.
     
  6. JoeBeets

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    I changed the AIM port used on one of the computers to 443 and now they both work! Thanks for the point in the right direction!
     
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