When I'm on the go, I like to use my iPhone 5s as a hotspot, as I get 10-20 Mbps up and down (much better than any public WiFi I've used), and it's a more secure connection than a public, unsecured hotspot.
However, when I open Adium, I'm greeted with:
Notice -- You need to identify via SASL to use this server
To fix this, I forward port 6667 on my Mac to one of my remote servers using SSH, then tell Adium to use that server's connection with my Mac as a SOCKS5 proxy. If you need to do this, you can do the following:
- We need to forward port 6667 from your local Mac to a remote server ('example.com') to which you have SSH access. In Terminal, enter:
ssh -D 6667 firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Adium, go to the IRC connection settings, and under Proxy, check the 'Connect using proxy' checkbox, choose 'SOCKS5' for Type, enter 'localhost' for Server, and '6667' for Port (see screenshot below).