How to add Skype to firewall exceptions?help

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Hi guys,

I want to know how to add Skype in firewall exceptions. I formatted my Pc just two days ago and now slowly installing all required softwares now when I installed skype and trying to use it firewall is blocking it. I don't know why, this never happened before for Skype. So please help me solve this.

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Answered By 70 points N/A #184390

How to add Skype to firewall exceptions?help

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Hello,

There are many firewall programs that will block your Skype to gain access to its servers. You didn’t mention what firewall program you’re using but Windows Firewall is the main program blocking Skype.

1. Go to Start menu >> Control Panel >> System and Security >> Windows Firewall >> Advanced Settings.

2. Right-click on “Inbound Ruler” >> select “New Rule”.

3. Select Program >> Next.

4. Choose “This program path” >> click “Browse”.

5. Browse for “Skype.exe” in the Skype installation directory. Generally, it’s on “C:Program FilesSkye”.

6. Click “Next” >> check “Allow the connection” >> click “Next”.

7. Check “Domain”, “Private”, and “Public” section >> click “Next”.

8. In the “Name”, input “Rules for Skype”.

9. Click “Finish”.

From step 1, right-click on “Outbound Rule” and follow the procedures same from step 2.

In the case of other firewall programs, make sure that "Skype.exe" is allowed to be accessed over internet.

Answered By 0 points N/A #184391

How to add Skype to firewall exceptions?help

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It`s pretty simple just open the start menu and go to control panel there double click on firewall settings. A windows firewall will appeared on your screen at the center you will see an option ""Don`t allow exceptions"".  Uncheck that option. Now move to the exceptions tab and scroll down until you find Skype option .Tick the box and click on the delete button and when the windows asked to block skype click on the unblock and enjoy.

Note: This process is for windows XP. For further information visit this link.

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