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Hello: I just replaced my Macsense 1999-vintage router/hub with a brand new Belkin router/switch. With the Macsense router, I could communicate with my father using video and audio chat without any problem without doing any configuration. With the Belkin router (which, like the Macsense, uses NAT), iChat rarely connects; it will connect once in a while, but only video, no audio. (Text chat works fine). I've opened up all the appropriate ports on the router <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93208>, made certain that UPnP was enabled, and still nothing. I even set up my Mac as the DMZ client, but that didn't work either. ...

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    Default iChat AV / Belkin router / NAT problems

    Hello:

    I just replaced my Macsense 1999-vintage router/hub with a brand new
    Belkin router/switch. With the Macsense router, I could communicate
    with my father using video and audio chat without any problem without
    doing any configuration. With the Belkin router (which, like the
    Macsense, uses NAT), iChat rarely connects; it will connect once in a
    while, but only video, no audio. (Text chat works fine). I've opened
    up all the appropriate ports on the router <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93208>,
    made certain that UPnP was enabled, and still nothing. I even set up
    my Mac as the DMZ client, but that didn't work either.

    Of course, it could be some transient network problem. Barring that,
    though, it must be a problem with the router. I haven't changed
    anything in my setup *except* for the router.

    Any thoughts?

    - geoff

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    In article <gfg-usenet-A08634.18012421072003reader1.news.rcn.net>,
    "Geoffrey F. Green" <gfg-usenetstuebegreen.com> wrote:
    > made certain that UPnP was enabled, and still nothing. I even set up
    > my Mac as the DMZ client, but that didn't work either.

    I don't know if this helps much but I found that if UPnP is enabled,
    mapping the ports makes it not work. That's how it was with my D-Link
    router anyway, and I'm not 100% positive either.

    Doug

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    Default Re: iChat AV / Belkin router / NAT problems

    In article <macg3-2882D7.16472721072003news.bellatlantic.net>,
    Doug Brown <macg3pleasenospam.mac.com.invalid> wrote:
    > In article <gfg-usenet-A08634.18012421072003reader1.news.rcn.net>,
    > "Geoffrey F. Green" <gfg-usenetstuebegreen.com> wrote:
    >
    > > made certain that UPnP was enabled, and still nothing. I even set up
    > > my Mac as the DMZ client, but that didn't work either.
    >
    > I don't know if this helps much but I found that if UPnP is enabled,
    > mapping the ports makes it not work. That's how it was with my D-Link
    > router anyway, and I'm not 100% positive either.
    Hmmmm. I think I've tried it without ports mapped without and with
    uPnP, and with ports mapped with UPnP. I'll try it with ports mapped
    without uPnP...

    Nope. Still no go. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

    - geoff

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