I had the exact same issue for the past 4-5 days but turns out to be an over protective firewall/routers.It is better to mine with a guild I find and not bad for a Radeon 5830
Yea, I don't know :/, it just started working. I believe bitcoin was already running,when I clicked run bitcoin client as server. Had to shut bitcoin client down and rerun the entire process.
Alright I got it Solo mining finally. Really don't know why errors were popping up, went through the Solo guide from scratch.
I'm mining @ 304.1 Mhash/s flags set to -v -w128 with a 5830.
Note that with the current difficulty, with 300 Mhash you will need to mine on average more then 6 months before you will get a payout. You are better of joining a pool, otherwise if you're having a bit of bad luck, you will get nothing!
Yea, I immediately stopped solo mining after reading around. What was eating me up is that I created a pool account at slush's pool, registered my worker, started up the worker and kept getting login errors. Then what I seen for Workers Login was for an example username.username when in fact I was using username for guiminer when I should have been using username.username. So what I was missing was the . and extra username. Example xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx is proper when I was using one worded username rather two with period between em. This is the far most difficult process I have ever encountered, and no guides tell you to use dual username with period between em. I have folded for years, folding is easy compared to a new user to mining bitcoin.