A lot of people been having problem with AIM Direct Connect and/or file transfer. Unfortunately AIM isn't NAT friendly at all. When your computer sends a request for a file transfer or direct connect through the router it goes through the AIM server. AIM will report your LAN IP or 192.168.1.xxx, or whatever it happens to be, instead of the WAN IP to the other party you're connecting to. Now when AIM tries to connect to that IP of course the connection can't be made since the public address space isn't reachable from outside. Now what it should be doing is reporting your WAN IP and the port number that's associated with your PC you're on. There is nothing that Linksys can do the change this behavior unless AIM fixes the problem and makes their software NAT friendly. Some people have had mixed results with Trillian
, if Direct Connect and file transfer is vital I suggest you try this software out.
Here is a thread that has more detailed information on the problem: Technical details about AIM file transfer
AIM file transfer might be fixed. For those who are having trouble check out this
thread it might be of some help.
last modified: 2005-06-22 00:19:19