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Configuring AOL Instant Messengerâ„¢ for AllegroSurf   -  KB Article #1618

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AIM needs to be configured to connect through a proxy server if run behind AllegroSurf.

Setting up AIM to use a proxy server:

Adding a proxy server to Instant Messenger is even easier than configuring American Online. The following steps tell you how it's done.

  1. Start AOL Instant Messenger.
  2. From the Sign-On screen, click on the bottom left button labeled Setup.
  3. A new settings window will appear. Click on the tab labeled Connection.
  4. Check the box labeled "Connect using proxy."
  5. Fill in your server's IP Address and Port number in the boxes labeled Host: and Port:. The default Port number for the SOCKS server installed on AllegroSurf is 1080.
  6. Select a Socks 5 protocol from the list in the Protocol box.
  7. Click OK to accept these changes.

Your connection to AIM has been configured to use AllegroSurf. Sign on and start telling your friends about AllegroSurf!