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Can't Connect to Skype/MSN messenger

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SteveNY88, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. SteveNY88

    SteveNY88 Thread Starter

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    My internet connection is usually fine, I use a D-Link 615 router, and almost always have no problem connecting and using the internet. That is of course until I decide to connect to Skype, MSN messenger, or anything but AIM. AIM for some reason works fine. Skype however cuts out frequently and the webcam connection is horrible and i know its from my end. Is there anything I can do? It's pretty frustrating not to be able to talk to my friends on Messenger since i cant even log onto that. When I try that it knocks off my entire network. What's the deal here?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

    The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

    If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
    http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
    and your IP will be disguised.

    Copy/paste that link here.

    Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.
     
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