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16-08-2007, 11:52 PM
Hi People

Are you guys having much problems connecting to skype?You can logon but takes around 2 minute before you can connect online?

I formatted my computer recently and reinstall windows Xp

I've disabled the windows firewall and have Kaspersky AntiVirus running

I have the latest version of Skype and using DSL

but takes like 2 minute to change my status to online model is a bit too long?

17-08-2007, 12:19 AM
my skype is a bit weired tonight too
it's running on kubuntu so I don't think it's your new setup's problem

took ages to log in
status stuck as offline after I log in
once it even said my password is incorrect even though it was the same saved password...

so yea.. maybe leave it for a day or two..

skype.com doesn't seem to work too
so that might be saying something..

17-08-2007, 12:33 AM
Oh ok,Thanks for that

Glad its not my problem

17-08-2007, 06:10 AM
Same problem here 0533am Frid using PCLOS and partner on XP

17-08-2007, 08:57 AM
From Skype.

"UPDATED 16 August, 2007 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging in to Skype. Our engineering team has determined that it’s a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon as the issue is resolved, you will be logged in. We apologize for the inconvenience. "

Found the same problem last nite . Kept logging in and out..

17-08-2007, 07:58 PM
Skype Ltd. early Thursday blamed an unspecified "software problem" for an outage that might make the voice-over-IP service unavailable for as long as 24 hours.

"Some of you may be having problems logging into Skype," a message on the company's site said. "Our engineering team has determined that it's a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours." The message was posted at 9 a.m. Eastern Thursday. Skype users writing on blogs and message forums, however, have claimed that they have been unable to connect since late Wednesday.

Some users have also said it appears the issue is a log-in authentication failure. "Those that are in stay in and those trying to sign in can't get in," said Tom Keating, who maintains a VoIP blog here.

Although users' Skype contact lists show when the client is launched, most people are finding it impossible to dial out or open an instant message session with any of their contacts. A "Connecting" message at the bottom of the Windows client, for instance, does not go away.

Most of Skype's Web site is accessible, although some sections, particularly the Help and Share areas, are slow to respond and may time out before rendering. Oddly, although the problem acknowledgment message is prominent on the Skype service status page, the indicators claim "All working normally."

Skype was unavailable for comment.

Skype rarely goes offline. The last reported outage resulted in the service going dark for several hours in October 2005.

The company recommended that users leave their client software active. "As soon as the issue is resolved, you will be logged in. We apologize for the inconvenience," Skype said.

From: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136048-c,webtelephonyconferencing/article.html

17-08-2007, 08:18 PM
Skype users - don't panic! - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10458311