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Webcam I seem to be having a problem connecting my cam since going to a different internet company, i was with telsus now with shaw high speed. I have family far and i'd like to see them so please help connect them to me.Thank you Firecracker*****

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I cant see reason why changing a service provider would cause problems with your web cam, unless the software provided has a built in firewall/internet security programme and it is blocking any attempt your cam is trying to connect to the internet. If this is the case then there will be an options or preferences, or exception menu within it and make sure that the instant messenger programme you are using isn't being blocked. You may need to disconnect the camera and uninstall the camera software and reconnect and reinstall and see if the security programme pops up and advises you as to whether to allow it to run or not, but, if nothing shows try another instant messenger programme, preferably Windows live messenger, as this would be allowed and is compatable with most cams and other instant messenger programmes.

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Hi at first when i use web cam.. everything is ok... but after few minutes i can see my friends web cam... it goes still... i need help asap

either you or your friend has a poor internet connection. thats why it freezes. you and your friend should try using your webcams with different internet connections.

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Problems vary, it seems each time we attempt to skype there is a different problem anywhere from not being able to hear the other person or them not being able to hear us to them not being able to see us,...

Seems like you have a internet connectivity problem or a slow internet connection.
* Try closing other windows in the background
* Stop any downloads
* Closes internet browsers
* If the video and audio both don't work well together, try turning off the video, that might make the audio work better (as video chats take up more internet bandwidth)
* Get a better internet connection
* If you are connected wirelessly to your router, try using am Ethernet cable to connect your laptop to your router which could improve your internet speeds
Thank you for using FixYa! Let us know if this solution was helpful.

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My hp web cam works fine when im not online while im video chatting my web cam constantly freezes....its new!!!!!!

There might be several reasons why your computer freezes.
(1)There might be a Virus in your computer system. Have a good updated virus cleaner/remover and make a thorough scan. It is most important.

(2) This reason is highly likely in your case. Your internet speed is not enough, When you are doing communication over internet that involves video, the internet bandwidth is utilized in maximum. so there for you internet might not bother you when browsing text and still pics filled page. One easy way to trouble shoot this is to go to a famous video site
and open any video and observe it if the video breaks between playing at least once or twice you do not have internet speed (technically internet bandwidth) for video with any web cam.

(3)There is no problem with your web cam but if your system clears the above test try to reinstall the web cam driver in the computer.

(4)If your OS is Windows. It has a very good feature called "Task Manager". Learn to use it it tells you the consumption of your CPU, RAM (Memory) and Network usage. So you can isolate the problem. In your case the network (Internet connection) will show you high peaks. To open Task Manager right click on the empty area of task bar at the bottom of your screen and select Task manager from the pop up menu. Task manager is very easy and useful and easy to learn.

Contact you Internet Provider (ISP) to get Internet speed increments. May be select a package that suits you.

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I fired up my webcam c250h today for the first time (on Skype.) I connected with a friend in England and for 10-15 seconds of the call, I was clear but then it went to "snow". I was sitting about 30"...

Almost seems it is a focus or lighting issue. When you moved, did the lighting change for the image (such as blocking out a bright light behind you)? This webcam specs as not having auto focus. Have you tried focusing the cam?

Aug 30, 2010 | Logitech Webcam

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My web cam blur on skype.

Check if your webcam has a ring on the front of the lens you can turn to focus. Then go to the free webcam test site where you can see yourself, and turns the ring until you sharpen the image.

May 28, 2010 | Logitech Quickcam Chat Webcam

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On your cmos/bios setup, enable the high speed usb.

Choose different usb socket from the back of your computer, mostly built in with your motherboard. Insert the usb cable of the web cam from the new usb socket.

You may also download USB 2.0 to update the driver of your usb.

May 08, 2010 | A4tech PK-635 Webcam

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How do i stop the cam from making me look slow when i video cam on msn messager

this problem can be caused by:
  1. your web cam being unable to cope with a high frame rate ( this is unlikely)
  2. your internet connection speed is low
  3. your computer is running to slow to prosses the web cam information
  1. if your webcam cant handle high frame rates, then the only solution is to buy a new, higher quality web cam
  2. if your connection speed is low, then close down other programs that use the internet, eg internet explorer or multiplayer games
  3. if your computer is running to slow to prosses the information, then close down any unnessesery programs, for example games, internet, or even word and exell
good luck, please take the time to rate this solution

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My webcam has all of the sudden started running slow on msn, it didn't before, so I don't understand why it is now, I've installed 3 different cams and it's doing the same with each one

If the image quality is poor while transmitting video over the Internet using video enabled programs such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo! or AOL Instant Messenger, your connection speed to the Internet directly affects the image quality of the transmitted video. Corporate LAN, DSL/cable modem connections will result in the best image quality experience, while dial-up connections may result in choppy and overall poor quality because of the slower connection speed. Even broadband connections such as DSL/cable modem may experience choppy video at times because of Internet traffic or slow upload speeds. If the image appears clearly in the camera software, most likely your Internet connection may be responsible for the poor image quality in your video program.

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