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iChat AV is broken

You disable firewalls, forward ports in the router and put your laptop in the DMZ but iChat AV still fails to make a simple video call. My son does video chat with grandma over Skype and it “just works”. What the hell were Apple thinking with iChat AV? Do they really expect people to follow instructions like these to get a simple video call going?

Seems like I’m not alone.

  1. It’s somewhat broken (and poorly documented) unless you use Apple equipment.
    Ever since I threw out my cheapo NetGear router and installed a new Airpor extreme PMP makes all this a breeze. No more fiddeling with port forwardings – it just works.

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