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I have just downloaded Skype and I cannot get it work on my mac. I am running the newest version 2.8. Whenever I try to connect I get the error "Cannot connect to Skype. Please check your network settings and try again". I currently have my firewall disabled. I have read through the Skype forums to try to find a solution and I have seen that a few other people have posted the same issue. The only solution suggested was to deleted a few library files and remove Skype then reinstall, which I have tried twice with no luck.

Any suggestions?

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This may be kinda obvious, but are you connected to the internet? – Brian Kintz Jul 14 '10 at 17:17
On a tcpdump, what do you see when you try and connect with skype? – MaQleod Sep 8 '11 at 19:59
  1. System Preferences
  2. Security --> Firewall
  3. Select "Set access for specific services and applications"
  4. Click the "+" button, and add Skype to the list of firewall exceptions.
  5. Click the red "x" to close the window.
  6. Open Skype and login with your credentials.
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Firewall exceptions, when firewall is disabled? – Daniel Beck Nov 3 '10 at 16:23

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