2 Problem: Acer Aspire One: Skype does not connect

We have already seen how to solve the Sound problem Of the Acer Aspire One, now I had to battle because suddenly it was not possible to connect to Skype, so suddenly.

Why do i use skype

I initially entered as an amateur but after I have to travel a lot and attend to my children's tasks at night, the conversation with audio and video included is great. I just need to approach the homework book, and I can explain how to do it, or check if it's okay.

As I travel abroad several times a year, I convinced myself to take a plan, for several reasons, including:

  • It's cheaper for me to talk on skype to other countries, fixed or mobile, from 2 cents. Using prepaid cards from a mobile phone provider goes up to 10 times this (the premises).
  • I could have a fixed number while I was traveling in the United States.
  • I can pay with Paypal, and in this way I redeem that money that comes to me for sponsorship, but I can not transfer it to a bank account because my country does not apply.

But suddenly: plop !, did not connect.

Possible solutions

Canned Skype helps say many possibilities, that a proxy, that the port is blocked, that the port 80 needs to be exorcised ... etc.

Skype problems connecting But hey, it is important to do the basic tests, for example: it is possible that there is a conflict in the port that uses the integrated webcam in the Acer Aspire One, with Skype. To do this, remove the option that the 80 and 443 ports are predetermined.

This is done in the Skype interface, "tools, connection options", disable the option and place a port at your discretion. This solution not only applies to Aspire One, but to any computer using Windows.

The battle

But the exit was never that, I consider myself mocked by the two hours I struggled to see what it could be, with my son on the other side waiting for him to help with the task of complementary angles. I resorted to the common rule: that I installed since the last time it worked.

This small machine is not for installing many programs, so I said before. You have to have it free of things that are going to make your memory load, so it was easy to know what you had installed lately.

Skype problems connecting It was the Panda Antivirus, which he had used as an emergency. For some reason, this antivirus is very good, it has serious problems to configure the Proxy exceptions and if it finds an extra program that makes it compete, it seems to block all the possibilities. It is assumed, that it is solved like this:

"Start, control panel, windows firewall"

Entering here is activated in the "exceptions" tab, allowing Skype to be allowed. But although I tried it in a thousand ways, it never worked.

Then, I uninstalled the Panda, meanwhile, images (9)I removed the Internet connection to prevent any disaster from happening to me while being without antivirus. Then I installed Kaspersky, The one I normally use, and for which I paid $ 29 dollars, much less than my information worth.


It is not recommended to have two antivirus on one machine, as one can block the other's routines, usually automatic updating.

In short, if you find that Skype is not connected, it is appropriate to check if the antivirus is to blame.

3 Replies to "Problem 2: Acer Aspire One: Skype does not connect"

  1. I have a problem with my skype, it does not let me connect from my computer and from others if you let me connect to my account, someone knows what I can do

  2. Because ... I have a similar problem, I have changed the model before the 7 days, because when I start a video call conversation, randomly, and every now and then gets totally caught pumping a noise as if we were pressing a key without stopping and There is no way to wipe it out if it is not the way to hold down the 4 power button sec ...
    I tried the option of the ports of skype, to see if it is some type of conflict with the movements of the camarita ... I do not know ... if after 5 more days of this new one that they have given to me today it continues the same, resistere to the acer ASPIRE ONE.

    If someone happened to you and I solve it ... please advise how


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