pidgin 2.10.3 pci wifi

klein klein at
Thu Nov 1 11:25:43 EDT 2012

ok i have this sorted out now, for future reference:
 i did as Tres Finocchiaro said and booted off of an usb key with
xubuntu 12.04 iso i had the same problem the screen name and account i
was using was a aol screen name that was created in 1998, when this all
started what about two years ago when i tried to enter a new cell phone
number and i could not add it wireless from pifgin i had to go to
another computer connected by cat5, and it still worked wireless after i
added the number but then stopped texting any cell phone at all. that is
when i started hunting the problem.

what fixed it is i created a new screen name in aim and that works fine,
so it is the old aol screen name witch doesn't make since but it is
working now and i'm happy my wife has a screen name on aol that was
created at the same time and we are going to test this in a bit to see
if it works that way we will see if it is just my old aol accounts
screws up or it is all the old accounts. 

the one part that doesn't make since is the new screen name from aim
works wifi and the old screen name doesn't work wifi but on the same net
work if it is connected cat5 it works the question is how does aol know
if it is being contacted by cat5 or wifi ?  

anyway new aim screen name will text a cell phone from pidgen via wifi

On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 10:13 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Tres Finocchiaro spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Although Ethan is correct (this is likely not a Pidgin issue) you may
> > have better luck isolating the cause through tests described above.
> I did not make this claim.  I simply stated that it is not related to
> the fact that the local host connects via wifi.
> Ethan

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