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Skype #361113
12/11/09 09:02 PM
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I'm trying to get into skype and it's not working.I foolishly did a uninstall and now when I go to the website I get 404 the requested URL not found is it being blocked? Any suggestions?

Re: Skype [Re: wilske] #361114
12/11/09 09:11 PM
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The same thing happened to me recently. It seems any web address with the word Skype gets blocked.
I found a site that I was able to download a slightly older version and it works.
www.oldversion.com


Retired and loving it
Re: Skype [Re: wilske] #361118
12/11/09 10:46 PM
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Not having that problem when I hit their website.
http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/

Did you try deleteing all cookies and temp files?

Re: Skype [Re: KwikWalk] #361121
12/11/09 11:11 PM
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Well I was able to load an older version of skype, but still can't sign in deleted all the cookies etc... I loaded version 3.8.154 what version do you use marvins? kwikwalk are you able to call anyone?

Re: Skype [Re: wilske] #361123
12/11/09 11:13 PM
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I'm running the latest version of Skype and it's working just fine (through my VPN). Made a call to a phone number only yesterday. What version of Windows are you running?

Re: Skype [Re: Peter Jones] #361124
12/11/09 11:25 PM
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vista version six.. I used skype two days Tuesday with no problem but was unable to connect since wednesday... very odd

Re: Skype [Re: wilske] #361126
12/12/09 12:44 AM
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Are you in AC right now, or in the states (or other)?

Re: Skype [Re: KwikWalk] #361167
12/12/09 11:34 AM
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The skype website itself will be blocked if you are trying to access it from Belize. (so will the skype service)
I think you can do a search on the forums if you want to know more about the drama.

Best thing to do to get around this is to either subscribe to a VPN which runs about 50usd per year, or use a free service like Hotspot Shield http://www.hotspotshield.com

I use hotspot and although it may be annoying at times with its advertisements, you can't beat free.

Re: Skype [Re: hansen] #361180
12/12/09 12:57 PM
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I thought that might be what his problem was. But didn't know there was "Drama".

ooVoo is another free alternative you could try.
http://www.oovoo.com/

Re: Skype [Re: KwikWalk] #361185
12/12/09 01:20 PM
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AT least BTL has stopped blocking access to the Hotspot website. For a while there you couldn't even access it from Belize.

Just checked and they are blocking access to the Skype site.

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