Common errors you may encounter when trying to sign in to Google Talk are ‘Error 0’ or ‘Error 1’.

Error 0 means that you are not connected to the internet. If you are sure that you are connected to the internet then you must check your firewall settings which may be preventing Google Talk from letting you sign in.

Error 1 means that you are connected to the internet, but the firewall on your system is not allowing your Google Talk to connect to the server. Sometimes you may have set a rule on your firewall to allow Google talk, and if it’s still not allowing you, then remove the rule and re-add the rule. This should work.

Here’s how you can adjust McAfee Personal Firewall to connect to Google Talk:

1. Open McAfee Personal Firewall.
2. Select Personal Firewall Plus along the left side.
3. Click View the Internet Application List.
4. Find Google Talk in the Application Name column.
5. Right-click Google Talk and select Allow Full Access. (If you don’t see Google Talk in the Application Name column, click Allow New Application and enter C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe)
6. Exit McAfee Personal Firewall.

Here’s how you can adjust Norton Personal Firewall to connect to Google Talk:

1. Open Norton Personal Firewall.
2. Select Status & Settings from the left menu bar.
3. Choose Personal Firewall from the middle column.
4. Click Configure.
5. In the new window, open the Programs tab.
6. Find Google Talk in the Manual Program Control table.
7. Click the Internet Access column for Google Talk, and select Allow All.
8. Click OK.

Here’s how you can adjust PC-Cillin Internet Security to connect to Google Talk:

1. Open PC-Cillin Internet Security.
2. Click Network Security along the left side.
3. Click Edit.
4. From the Personal Firewall Profile window, open the Exception List.
5. Click Add.
6. Enter the following information in the appropriate fields:
* Description: Google Talk
* Target: Specified Application (enter C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe)
* Action: Allow
* Ports: All Ports
7. Click Save.

Here’s how you can adjust Tiny Personal Firewall to connect to Google Talk:

1. Open Tiny Personal Firewall.
2. Go to the Administration Center.
3. From the Groups menu, click Trusted.
4. Click Enroll.
5. Enter Google Talk in the application name field, then enter C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
6. Click Save.

Here’s how you can adjust ZoneAlarm to connect to Google Talk:

1. Open ZoneAlarm.
2. Select Program Control along the left side.
3. Find Google Talk, and click each red X so they are now green.
4. Select Allow.
5. Exit ZoneAlarm.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Error 1 (resolved) for my self
    1. After disable all Firewall & Norton ( still unlucky)
    2. Try change to Google DNS (8.8.8.8)
    3. Disable & reenable Network connection
    4. Yeah, Gtalk working again.

  2. @zakir
    Am having the same problem as well. I tried changing the hosts file after a anti-virus installation and even added the IP address of gtalk in the hosts file but still the problem persists.

  3. i do no use any of the above firewall applicatations but i still cannot conenct to gtalk. i am using windows 7. i disabled the windows firewall and still getting error 1. please assist.

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