25 August 2010

Solved: Pidgin 2.7.2 unable to connect to GTalk...

Credits to Ubuntu Forums:

You experienced same issue like me? OK here's what you should do:
  1. First, open your GTalk account preference. Head to "Basic" tab and write "" in "Domain" field. Make sure the protocol is XMPP.
  2. Switch to Advanced tab. Select "Force old (port 5223) SSL"
  3. Make sure the following fields are written this way:
  • Connect port: 443
  • Connect Server:
  • File Transfer proxies:
Save and reconnect...that should do it people.....if not...let me know and let's find the solution together :D


Mulyadi Santosa


Anonymous said...

Thank you, It works for me!.

Anonymous said...

Hey mate,

There's no force port check box in my 2.7.2 version.. :/

I'm able to connect to msn but not to gtalk.. Any ideas please?

Thank you

Serenity said...

Not working for me (21 Feb 2011) - I get 'server closed the connection'.

Shouldn't Pidgin be able to work this out?

Mulyadi Santosa said...

Hi all...

Yeah, I just upgrade to Pidgin 2.7.9 and somehow I can't connect to Google Talk up 'til this point.

I guess the protocol is changing again somewhere..... sigh...

Anonymous said...

Wow, this worked. 2012, I couldn't connect. Usually I go in circles with these kind of problems. You're sharp! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Searched all over the internet, this was the only post that actually helped.

fa said...

it 2015!