Ralph Johns

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14[15] 14 Connection Doctor 19-10-2008

This is the front Screen of the Connection Doctor. It tends to always display the Statistics first. It is accessed from the Video (audio) menu to the right of Buddies in the Menu bar. The Drop down or tabs you have will also display the Error messages (or at least a shortened form of them after 10.4.7).

Anyway, the Statistics. You are the "Local" info. It shows your Bitrate and Framerate if you are in a Video chat.

Your Buddy will be the lower set of Info including the visual guide to what they are sending you. If their incoming feed starts to drop off in quality the bars will drop and change colour - first yellow and ending at read before showing nothing if they send nothing. If they send nothing for 10 Secs you will get the 10 Sec Error message and it will be reported in the Errors part of the drop down.

In the Errors tab iChat will store the Messages for that opening of iChat. The oldest will be at the top and the newest should be the lowest and the list if their are lots should be pre-scrolled to display it.

Later versions also add the option of looking at your Own Capabilities.

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©  2008 Ralph Johns: Created October 2008

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The Connection Doctor. Basically a visual representation of the Connection data rather than a place to change settings.

Also has an Errors tab or drop down option that shows shortned messages.


Confirmed to work with Win/IE 5.5 and later (should work in 5.0, but not confirmed), Firefox 2, Safari 3, Opera 9, iCab 3.02 and later, Mac/IE 5, Netscape 6 and later

Old browsers (IE version 4 or earlier, Netscape 4 or earlier) should only see a text-based page which, while not the prettiest option, is still entirely usable.