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A fix for 'User failed to respond' iChat connection errors
Authored by: scottgrot on May 08, '06 06:24:58PM

I too have been trying for far too long to make iChat work with both audio and video connections. I got my folks onto a 512k connection so I could video chat with them. Nuttin. Zip. Zilch. "You failed to respond". "They failed to respond".

I have read and re-read and re-re-read (can you do that?) the iChat help sites again and again. And again.

I have agonised (Australian spelling) over NAT settings again and again. Even learning about subnet masks and stuff.

I thought I stumbled upon a fix. At least this worked with my parents. Skype. Alas no video.

I am running a dlink 302g plugged into an airport extreme base station. I changed the subnet mask on the airport network.

I got my parents bypass their airport express and plug directly into their dlink 604t. Et Voila! Lucky I was sitting down because otherwise I would have fallen over! Needless to say that my parents went quickly over their 200Mb download limit. Dang!

I have at least 2, sometimes 3 computers on my wireless network, and my folks have one on their airport express wireless network. I switched the 604t wireless mode off.

I just tried the previos hint to no avail. I couldn't chat to a friend of mine just on the other side of the city. No audio or video.

Can anybody help? Please? I beg... look, I am on my knees. See. Please...


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A fix for 'User failed to respond' iChat connection errors
Authored by: apikoros on May 09, '06 06:07:58AM

I can't help. But, God, do I feel for you...

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A fix for 'User failed to respond' iChat connection errors
Authored by: periche on May 09, '06 11:20:21PM

For me the solution was changing the router. I discovered that the ADSL router the phone co installed was a Speedstream which happens to have a flaw... it will not do consistent NAT translations. I replaced it with an old small Cisco (A200 I think) and all my connections problems went away.

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A fix for 'User failed to respond' iChat connection errors
Authored by: Onirix on May 17, '06 06:53:55PM

From what I saw with a quick glance at the d-link info pages, those modems seem like routers as well. One site says, "Two computers can simultaneously connect to the DSL-302G through its USB and Ethernet port to share its high-speed Internet connection". But I didn't have the patience to look further.

So... if I understand it correctly, the d-link is routing, then the airport express is routing again. Not a good situation for ichat for sure.

Is there anyway you can set the d-link not to act as a router and not to distribute ip addresses or something like that. Like an access point. Then the airport express can connect and it can route only, and it should be okay for ichat.

Another issue might be a firewall that cannot be turned off on the dlink. Might have to forward ports to the airport express ip address. (you can set the airport express wan ip address manually i think, so it is always the same.)

Just some thoughts. Not sure any of this will help. Good luck.

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