View Full Version : Can't get YUM or GAIM/Pidgin to connect w/ internet present

9th May 2007, 06:59 PM
Maybe this is a hardware issue, but I can browse the web okay, so its not like I get no connection at all. So I can connect to the internet, use the web and all that. And, I am connected to a router which has a Windows XP connected to it as well(for your info).

But when connecting with GAIM or Pidgin it times out, as does yum sometimes(not always).

What stuff can I check to make sure the network is good? What could be the problem. My connections were fine until I upgraded from FC 2 (I have FC6 now).

Very frustrating! I thought getting Pidgin would help but it didn't :(.

Please help me figure this out?

ps. I can ping yahoo fine :P

9th May 2007, 11:04 PM
Anyone have ideas as to what I can check?

It's weird I can browse the Net but can't connect with the smaller programs. :confused: