Why is Skype Down in Ghana? A Step Closer to a Solution

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A few weeks ago I wrote a note to my internet service provider about my issues with Skype .

Since then I’ve had chats with several friends who are experiencing a similar problem with their internet providers vodafone, mtn, airtel, tigo etc.

I received a link with a possible solution for many of us with Skype woes. Click on this link for more details

You can connect to Skype through a HTTPS proxy.

In Skype Click Tools >> Click Connection options…to configure your proxy settings.

type any port between 1024 and 65535

In the drop-down menu that appears in the middle of the connection options, select the HTTPS.

In the Host box type the proxy IP address 82.137.160.174 , In the box labeled Port, write the port of the proxy 3128, Uncheck enable uPnP then click Save.

Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click “Quit”

Restart Skype and sign in.

OR

Check Proxy settings

In Internet Explorer, Go to, Tools >> Internet Options… >> Connections>> Lan settings , Use a proxy server… if it had been ticked, then… Remove that check. Make sure automatically detect settings is enabled. (Marked)

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Temporarily disable Windows Firewall service in Windows services.

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

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Type: services.msc /s and press Enter

Scroll down and look for Windows Firewall service and Double click on it, then in the Startup type box select Disabled. Click Apply and OK.

Restart your computer.

Run Skype and Check connection settings

In Skype Click Tools >> Click Connection options…

type any port between 1024 and 65535

check this settings “use port 80 and 443…..incoming connections”

… if it had been ticked, then… Remove that check

disable uPnP.

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Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click “Quit”

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

 

Type: %programdata%\Skype\Apps and press Enter

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Rename the folder login to login1.

Then run Skype and try again.

I hope this helps.

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