ICQ: Can't chat! Tags: Connection Font Apps Last response: January 19, 2002 3:26 PM in Applications Share PeteFeet November 19, 2001 4:23:58 PM Icq's doing my goat! Lately (though no sys changes i can think of) my ICQ's been giving me this message after attempting for a while to start a chat session: "Can't establish DIRECT Connection to user" Never had it before, ICQ support is useless, very annoyed. Anyone help please? :wink: cheers all <b>Get your stinking claws off me, you damn dirty ape!</b> <i><font color=blue>formerly elphls</font color=blue></i> More about : icq chat | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Arrow November 20, 2001 1:31:10 AM Are either of you behind a proxy? Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> | Report abuse PeteFeet January 16, 2002 8:24:37 AM Nope. I didn't fix this problem until yesterday (just been using normal msg instead). My system config's totally changed, but now i have a router&cablemodem&LAN arrangement and when i open up the default ports, it all works fine. Still would like to work out what the problem was tho' <b>Get your stinking claws off me, you damn dirty ape!</b> <i><font color=blue>formerly elphls</font color=blue></i> | Report abuse orbz January 18, 2002 6:23:01 AM What version of ICQ are u using? I think its a firewall problem with older versions of ICQ. I use to use 99a and had the same problem and now i'm using 2000a. My setup was adsl/lan/router(with firewall enabled). <i>DMA - Doesn't Mean Anything :wink: </i> | Report abuse PeteFeet January 19, 2002 3:26:32 PM 2001b v.5.17 build 3642 :wink: <b>Get your stinking claws off me, you damn dirty ape!</b> <i><font color=blue>formerly elphls</font color=blue></i> | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Applications>ICQ: Can't chat!> Related ressources: ForumICQ : Can\'t chat ! ForumConfig RP114/NAT for icq , msnm, etc ForumMN-700, can't send and recicve files on chats and ICQ ForumRegister icq chat ForumICQ CHAT ForumCan't use ICQ Forummissing ICQ buddy list when switching to new computer - no.. Forumcan't register icq , firewall problem? ForumICQ _99b, Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS.. ForumPeer to Peer Connection using ICQ ForumWindows CE 2.0 (HP 360LX) and ICQ Forum*Sometimes* Remote desktop makes ICQ disconnect. ForumCannot transfer files through ICQ with DLINKDI-624 ForumImpossible ICQ question! PLEASE HELP! ForumMySQL online editor/console? ForumCan't log in to this forum ForumSetting up your own ICQ server ForumCan I get some help, please? More resources Read discussions in other Applications categories Graphics Internet Applications Multimedia Office Security CAD Distributed Computing Drivers Enterprise Software Firmware Programming Photoshop Skype Wordpress !