This Information applies to:
It is possible to send and receive messages, but some
of the other ICQ features do not work. The features that may not
work include: File Transfer, Shared Files, ICQphone, ICQ Web Front,
ICQ Voice Message, and ICQ Chat.
Note: You may also have trouble launching or using ICQ's external
applications, including sending and receiving game or IP telephony/voice
The default "Automatic Sharing" mode on
the AMX-64 uses a industry standard technology known as NAT (Network
Address Translation) to share the connection. NAT routers are natural
firewall's that reject any unsolicited data that tries to travel
from the Internet to your computer. Basically, if you didn't send
a request for data, it isn't going to get past the NAT firewall.
If you are using Automatic Sharing mode, you should
be able to send and receive messages, SMS, and URL's. However, you
might not be able to use ICQ features that establish a direct peer-to-peer
The standard ICQ Client to client connection is done
using the TCP protocol, using port range 1024-65535. This means
that you would need to open al the ports within the mentioned range
1024-65535. This is completely impractical as it would render the
These issues can be solved by using the Virtual Server
configuration to forward a smaller range of ports for access through
the routers NAT firewall and a configuration change in the ICQ preferences.
Connect to the AMX-64 web interface using the admin
account and select "Advanced Setup". Click on "Virtual
Server" located under the configuration menu. Forward ports
10000 to 10020 type TCP to the the IP address used by your computer.
When complete click "Save Settings" the AMX-64 will need
to reboot before changes will take affect.
Open the ICQ Menu and select Preferences.
Select the Connection feature.
Click on the User tab.
Click on the radio button Not using a proxy.
Click on radio button Use the following TCP listen port for incoming
event. Insert the port numbers From 10000 to To 10020 for the port
Click on the Apply button to confirm your settings, your done.
To add ICQ support for more than 1 computer, simply
follow the same procedure but increment the port range by 20 so
the second computer would start with 10021.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Opening port's on your router decreases
the security provided by the built-in NAT.