Problems connecting to instant messengers - other threads didn't help me.

Martin Björkman bjorkman.martin at
Tue Nov 20 10:29:24 EST 2007


The 10061 error means "you can't connect because the thing you try to
connect to don't want to".

DNS error perhaps, or firewalling messing up your connections.


On Nov 20, 2007 4:23 PM, Klaus-Dieter Bauer <klaus-dieter.bauer at> wrote:
>  Hello!
>  Recently I'm getting a Windows Socket Error #10061 with all Protocols i
> want to use.
>  These are IRC, ICQ and Aim.
>  I didn't change anything in my Network configuration except of deactivating
> my firewall, for it blocked Pidgin all the time (and didn't allow adding it
> as a program in its list - it was an outdated zonealarm).
>  As I said, there is none now.
>  I connect via a WLAN Router connected to a Lan-based ADSL-Modem. Until
> yesterday it all worked fine, except for minor issues such as not finding
> servers after a Providersided reconnect. But today it won't connect at all.
> Neither will the new Miranda (0.7.3) or trillian (3.1), proprietary
> browserbased clients do work however.
>  I have configured all Plugins not to use a proxy, however this worked all
> fine until yesterday. I checked the ports allready, they are all like told
> in the FAQ.
>  >From my other computer it works finde with pidgin, allthough the only
> obvious difference is, that there is a cable and not an antenna.
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