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#213693 - 11/02/06 12:58 AM More Skype Blocking  
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Belize: More Skype Blocking
Phil at Skype Journal reports that Belize Telecommunications in Belize (Central America) is interfering with Skype. They have not implemented a full-out block, but some users have witnessed Skype being blocked once in a while.

http://www.voipnow.org/

#213694 - 11/02/06 07:01 AM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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#213695 - 11/13/06 09:17 AM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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Does anyone on Ambergris Caye use skype regularly?

I would like to explore this option more, up till now though we have not had much success with it.

We are on lowest speed of coral cable this may be why.


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#213696 - 11/13/06 12:45 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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#213697 - 11/13/06 04:57 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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tacogirl, you're going to need 128kps to run Skype effectively. Also download HotSpot Shield to prevent it being blocked, it's a free download. Works great for me.


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#213698 - 11/13/06 08:22 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  

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I don't understand the use of HotSpot & similar. OK when you're using Skype etc from your computer, but I've been told it also helps with Vonage not used from the computer - how?

#213699 - 11/13/06 10:08 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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Can't comment on that one. Since Hotspot assigns an IP address that your computer usage goes through, can't explain why it would work on Vongage.


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#213700 - 11/14/06 12:26 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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A VPN is a generic term used to describe encrypting a traffic flow over the internet. VPN functionality can exist in software on a PC or software on a broadband router/firewall.

Most typical users of voice over the internet seem to use programs that run on a PC (ie Skype). AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield and the pay services work great for PC-based voice programs only.

VPN software you install on the PC does not help with services that use a stand alone adapter (Vonage, Packet 8). However, there are plenty of ways to unlock those too wink

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#213702 - 11/14/06 07:26 PM Re: More Skype Blocking  
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