Pidgin crashing wireless WGT624

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Jun 24 13:13:01 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Adrian Liu<adrian_liu at> wrote:
> Hi there-
> I have narrowed down an issue where Pidgin crashes my wireless router.  I am using a NetGear WGT624v2.   I can fire up Yahoo IM natively and it works fine... as soon as I log in to Yahoo using Pidgin, my wireless router crashes.

Hi Adrian.

Pidgin should not be able to cause your wireless router to crash--this
would be a bug in your wireless router, and I suggest you report the
problem to NetGear (you would probably want to make sure they haven't
fixed in already in a firmware update).  You could try turning off
UPnP in the router and see if that causes it not to crash.

That being said, we're open to making to changes to Pidgin to avoid
causing your wireless router to crash as long as those changes make
sense, adhere to any relevant specs, don't break UPnP, etc.  But I'm
not sure this is something we'll be able to fix without physical
access to the listed router.


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