When I try to use the AIM program on the windows 8 developer preview it gives me a "bad username or password" error. I tried putting the old oscar server info into the connections section but I didn't have luck there either. Has anyone had any luck? I'm using pidgen for now but I'd prefer to use AIM. I am using a Lenovo X61T on a Netgear intelligent antennae series router and a verizon FIOS router with coaxial input jack for reference. (2 locations)
I have the same issue. I'm using Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102. I receive an error trying to log on to my AIM account, directly through AIM - "Connection error. Please try signing on again.", then it gives me the options to "Try Auto Configure or change your Settings manually." I still have no solution for this issue myself. I have a WiFi connection and I have not tried a direct connection - thus, my computer is too far from the Router to establish a wired connection.
Currently, I used Trillian to access my AIM account. That and Pidgin do work fine to establish a connect to AIM. I have tried re-configuring my AIM connections several times, even with the older connection settings - mentioned above. No luck simply with AIM.
If anyone figures a solution to this, other than a direct, wired connection, please inform.
I turned off firewall and tried again. AIM will not log in at all under Windows 8. It looks like an AIM problem since it doesn't really seem to even pause to send username/password to receive confirmation its instantaneous every time no matter what AIM account I try to log into
Hey just to let everyone know aim is also not working for me in windows 8 developer preview 32 bit. I tried over wifi and wired connection, they both had connections. I think it is a bug inside the os.