Empathy just sits trying to connect to my facebook and Google Talk accounts on my school's public wifi.
On the public wifi there is a proxy I have to connect to and register with (just type in an email address) and I can browse the web. Services like Ubuntu One, Apt, and others work fine. I've only found Irssi and Empathy unable to connect. Google talk via Gmail works fine too.
I feel this is a network-port issue, but I don't know how to resolve it. Any ideas? Thanks!