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Is it possible my router is blocking AIM from signing on?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by devlin, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. devlin

    devlin Thread Starter

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    ive got a netgear rangemax router hooked into netgear 16 port switch which feeds 11 computers. MOST of the time any computer on the network cannot sign onto aim, even macs. but they can sign onto aim if they connect to the network upstairs. could it be the router?
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Are the PC's upstairs connected to the same router the switch is? If yes I am perplexed why the ones on the switch cant but the ones directly on the router can.. If the PC's have a different network connection than the ones downstairs then yes it can be a router configuration setting.
     
  3. devlin

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    oh, no pc is plugged into the router. its only there to assign IPs. every computer is plugged into the switch. upstairs are on different brand name router and different isp. further troubleshooting showed me that there are 2 computers on the network that can sign onto aim but most can't including mine and 2 macs and couple other pcs. no firewalls on mine at all
     
  4. devlin

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    ah i fixed it. i went into sign on/off in the preferences menu and clicked connection on the bottom right hand of the window and clicked auto-configure. it found server that worked. changed to login.oscar.aol.com on port 13 instead of port 5190.
     
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