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    Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    Hi everyone,

    I havent used pidgin in a while but when i tried to sign on today it started fine but when it was connecting it lagged for a while and then eventually said that "username" disconnected could not connect to authentication server: connection timed out. now i have no idea what to do. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks to everyone in advance
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    maybe it's something with your connection

    a weak connection to the internet causes this sometimes,or maybe the server is busy,or even unavailable

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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    I dont think that i could be the connection, I am at about 80-100% connection and its on a high speed connection. I couldnt imagine the entire AIM server going down... Any other ideas?
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    try kopete for a change?

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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    Does it happen every time, and are you having problems with any other net-aware programs?
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    I tried kopete and thats not working either. same thing... it just says connecting... indefinately and then after a few minutes says "username" disconnected unknown error. Everything else that uses the internet works just fine. Its just AIM related things.
    Last edited by 11010110; January 27th, 2009 at 08:24 PM.
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    you say your on a wireless connection, does the same thing happen if your connected by wire?

    Also are you running any other applications while trying to start AIM?
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    This is really strange... It works just fine under a wired connection but when wireless it does not... Even though I have full strength connection on a high speed cable line. Would there be some way to remedy this? I normally dont sit anywhere near an ethernet cord lol.

    Thanks for your help so far!

    normally Im running firefox or maybe songbird too. It all depends but I just verified that it doesnt matter what other programs are running at the time it still doesnt wanna play nice with my wireless...
    Last edited by 11010110; January 27th, 2009 at 08:37 PM.
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    Since the problem is with the wireless networking and not the program, try setting up your connection using wicd. I have not tried it, but I hear that it is a superior replacement for the ubuntu network manager.
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    Re: Pidgin won't connect to AIM

    Quote Originally Posted by 11010110 View Post
    I dont think that i could be the connection, I am at about 80-100% connection and its on a high speed connection. I couldnt imagine the entire AIM server going down... Any other ideas?
    I do remember a time a few years ago where the entire AIM servers did go down (: Not ENTIRELY implausible!

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