02-04-2009 08:41 AM
I have followed a lot of the tips here, and online, to enable full functionality of my iChat client on a Macintosh using the built in iSight camera. My port forwarding is setup for iChat as well as AOL, so all the necessary UDP ports are enabled. I can do text chat and audio chat. But when I do video, it times out.
I took the computer off the network and used my Verizon USB EVDO card and iChat works perfectly.
I'm frankly fed up with this router and all the config that needs to occur. Things were so much easier using DSL. Can I dump the ActionTec and use a more user friendly one from Linksys? I'm using Coax, but we don't have Verizon FIOS TV, so if I could get the CAT5 port on the ONT enabled I'd rather use that - especially if it fixes some of these annoying problems.
Are there other ports I'm missing? The ports are all enabled based on this support doc from Apple.
02-04-2009 09:27 AM
02-10-2009 08:26 AM
Regarding the router, there isnt anything you should have to do with port forwarding, etc, since you are initiating the sessions. The only thing you should do is confirm that Universal Plug and Play is enabled.
Goto Advanced, Universal Plug and Play, make sure the two boxes are checked and that the WAN Connection Publicicaiton is set to "Publish only the Main WAN connection."
We have 5 macs at home and they all work with the actiontec.
Hope that helps
02-12-2009 11:48 AM
Since this is the FIOS board and you said use UPnP
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02-13-2009 04:10 PM
I guess my problem is really that I can't get AOL video chat working. While I'm using the Apple iChat client, I am communicating with people using my AOL account (this is integrated/supported by iChat). I use it with no problem when I plug in my EVDO card and connect that way. When I get onto my home FIOS network with the Acitontec router, I cannot get the port forwarding working the right way to save my life.
I have enabled port forwarding for America Online, AIM Talk, AOL Instant Messenger and iChat. Yet my security log continually shows the erorr:
Blocked - Spoofing protection IGMP <my WAN IP Address>->188.8.131.52 on clink0
This is for the incoming connection when someone tries to accept my video call. The outbound connection that I initiate is fine:Accepted - IGMP packet
IGMP <my WAN IP Address>->184.108.40.206 on clink0
Here is my port forwarding setup for the PC in question:
Networked Computer / Device Network Address Public IP Address Remote Host IP Address Protocols WAN Connection Type Status Action localhost localhost Verizon FiOS Service – TCP Any -> 4567 All Broadband Devices Active 192.168.1.100 192.168.1.100
This leads me to another question - I ultimately want to enable these ports/services for any comptuer behind the router. But I can only seem to specify individual hosts.
02-16-2009 06:44 AM
I gave up on it all. No matter what ports I forwarded that were anything related to chat, AOL, iChat, etc. i could not get a video chat to work with AOL Messenger or iChat. No problems with Yahoo video chat or even Skype.
So I turned the Actiontec into a bridge and put my Linksys WRT350N in place. All is roses now with no problems. I opted against requesting the CAT5 port be enabled in the event we eventually switch from DirecTV to FIOS TV. Then at least the coax will still be in place.