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I use Windows 2K in office. I have installed the windows version of gaim in my PC. But I was not able to setup the netwoek connection for gaim.
Went through similar threads, but couldn't find an answer.
In the internet explorer the connection is setup by 'using automatic configuration script'. There is a checkbox available in the connection tab of IE for this purpose. You can find it under Tools->Internet Options->Connections->Lan Settings of Internet explorer. This means that some script will get executed automatically from the specfied location for connetiong it to network, I guess.
My yahoo messenger works by default. It uses the option 'Firewall with no proxies'. The issue is only with gaim!
How do I make the gaim work with these settings?..
Gaim works smoothly in my home Linux PC where I have got a direct connetion..
I tried using 'Use Environmental Settings' also. I was getting the same connection error from gaim. If I set this option one more error message is appearing saying that you need to set up your proxy and port properly from gaim. But these two options are disabled in gaim if I use the option 'Use Environmental settings'.!
I am not specifying any port. This is required only I specify the proxy name, I guess. As I told my IE is not using any proxy name but uses the option 'use automatic configuration script'. And the name of the server in which the script is located is specfied in the required field for IE.
sheldon: which firewall are you using? i am using Sygate on my Window box and Trillian connects fine. have you checked that you haven't actually blocked the Messengers?
it is a very trivial thing but i have seen them happening.
"have you checked that you haven't actually blocked the Messengers?". Actually I don't understand this question. Can you expalin this bit more?.
My yahoo messeneger connects properly as I mentioned earlier. It uses the option 'Firewall with no proxies'.
Problem is with gaim and trillion.
have you looked in "more options"?
it is there when you click on modify after choosing an account in "Accounts" window (at least it is there in Linux).
look for the port by which gaim is connecting and try opening that port in your firewall rules or the best would be allow free traffic for gaim/trillian.
I can't find any 'more options' in Gaim (.70) . Or are you talking about trillian?.
The point is I absolutely have no idea about the proxy setting and port no etc. As I mentioend in the first mail my internet explorer use 'use automatic configuration script' for conneting to net. So all these information are in a script which is hidden from me.
But my yahoo messeneger works with option 'Firewall with no proxies'.
in Gaim - Tools - Accounts- click on the account you want to modify - Modify - then click on Show More Options at the bottom. Auth host is something like login.oscar.aol.com
Try setting auth port to 80