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Skype problem I have a problem with Skype. I communicate PC2PC or PC2Landline and about every 5 minutes Skype is crashing, but in a special way. Since this moment my partner can hear me, but I cannot hear them. It is necessary to break Skype connection (with the red button is enough), to establish it again and everything is OK for next app. 5 minutes. Otherwise, I have not noticed any problem with my Internet connection during browsing web pages. There are 2 PC connected to router. The router is Micronet SP888C Broadband DSL/Cable Router (

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  • ru_do May 24, 2009

    Thankx, dante777

    My Skype version is


  • ru_do May 24, 2009

    Thankx, dante777

    My Skype version is


  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    Which version of Skype are you using?



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Hi Rudo,

Many things could lead to the problem you described, starting with a problem in your router (if you use one), the connection of your headset, or some restrictions your Internet service provider applies regarding internet voice traffic.

There are three things I would try and see if they fix your problem:

  1. Go into Skype's Audio Settings (Tools -> Options -> General -> Audio Settings) and check that your headset is selected in both Microphone and Speakers. Don't choose Windows Default!
  2. Make sure that the Automatic adjust speaker settings box is not marked. (I don't know why, but this causes often trouble.)
  3. Windows limits it's TCP/IP connections to maximum 10 simultaneous connections (so viruses don't spread too quickly over a network - that's the official Microsoft explanation - haha...). You can't change that but you can apply a patch. Take a look here and see the entry under Which effects does this limit have?
    Download the patch from here, extract it and double-click the .exe file. Type y (for "yes"). Windows will complain and ask you if you really want to allow that. Yes, you do!
    Reboot your computer.
    Run the patch again and if it ask's you "Do you really want to change your limit to 10?" type n (for "no"). This way you see that the patch is really applied.
Important note: I would always be careful if some guy tells me to download some stuff from the internet and install it on my computer, but I can assure you that this really works. I have it installed on my computer and I am running my VOIP plus Skype in two instances without any problems.
What the patch does, is to replace theTCPIP.SYS file, which is located in C:WINDOWSsystem32drivers. It makes a backup of the file (called TCPIP.SYS.ORIGINAL) and writes a new file. So if this change is not ok with you, all you do is to delete TCPIP.SYS and rename TCPIP.SYS.ORIGINAL back to TCPIP.SYS (or apply the patch again).

Please let me know if this was helpful to you. If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Posted on May 24, 2009


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