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Philips VOIP841 Cannot connect to Skype - Adsl problem?

I just bought the Philips Voip841 and was looking forward to calling on Skype without having my computer on. However, this has not yet been possible. Skype won't connect. I have tried unplugging everything and starting again. My Internet connection is fine and Skype is up and running on my computer. I have a Philips CPWBS154 ADSL Wireless Base Station with three LAN sockets. I use LAN 1 and 2 for my computers, and have connected the phone to the LAN 3.  What might the problem be? Should I maybe be making changes in certain settings somewhere?
Grateful for help!

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem

    I'm connected to the phone on the network - I can log-in to the phone and browse it using the browser, but I cannot get it to connect to skype

  • black47 Nov 11, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem too, paid good money for what looks to be a great Phone, but I'm not able to log on to Skype.


  • Simkins Jan 04, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Not being very technical I've decided to follow the advice the take the batteries out for 4 hours and see what happens. If any one has a better (simple) idea I'd be grateful. Incidentally, does this phone have an on-off switch? [email protected]

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    cannot get phone to connect

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    We just purchased the VOIP841skype phone and cannot get the phone to register. We have tried numerous things such as unplugging all lines, removing batteries from handset and repeatedly attempting to register. We cannot get to the stage where it asks you to enter pin number. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    i can cal out, but can not recieve calls on my VOIP phone

    Homme Mantel

  • starone May 13, 2008

    willnot connet to the intern. i put blue wire to box then to roter.

  • starone May 13, 2008

    my new philipsskype phone would not contect after i pluged the blue wire into the box then i pluged it into the router, it still would not work,then itryed to use the phoneto start a new ID, then i tryedto reg. it then it lockedup all it says now it reg. has failed.,it will not do anything my old skypephone still workes but when i put in a new IDit took all of my contacts out and will not let me put them back in.



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Right. I've fixed it!

Here's what I did.

- You need to upgrade to the latest firmware. This is available from the Philips website. Make sure you select exactly the model of your phone. There are some instructions about how to upgrade the firmware in the manual
- Then you need to perform a reset of the system. ie: get a sharp tool and ram it into the tiny little hole on the black box which comes with the phone. If you don't do this after upgrading, it doesn' t work.
- One other tip is to check the firewall settings on your router allow the traffic in/out as well.

I called the Philips service center, and they were a bit useless, but they said if it doesn't work you could try taking the batteries out of the phone for 4 hours. Hmmmm... only try this if the above doesn't work!

Good luck.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007



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An other prolem is that the Vopi841 can't resolve DNS behind a router if you are using DHCP, istead use static IP and punch in DNS adress by hand in handset this wil solve Skype login problems.

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The solution of Doopster 12.Nov.2007 above help me. Specially the remark of taking the batteries out for 4 hours.
After the firmware upgrade and the reset I still was not able to login to skype. But after taking the batteries out for several hours, I was able to login to skype :-).

Thanks a lot Doopster

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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