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I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I've just installed Skype. Whenever I try to sign into Skype, my Internet connection breaks. I remain connected to my wireless LAN but can't connect to the Internet.

The login hangs a while, I can't go anywhere in a browser or even ping a known host. The only thing that helps is uninstalling then restarting the computer.

I've uninstalled Skype for now, but does anyone have any ideas?

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Several options:

  • Install wireshark, and monitor what happens when skype is started
  • check log messages -> grep -i [interface used for internet] /var/log/*

Also, since you mentioned that you stay connected to the LAN, I presume you are using something like pppd to connect to the internet. Check plog to see what happens.

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I'll definitely try that. – Yitzchak Jul 11 '11 at 14:39
So, finally what was the solution? – juanpastas Feb 1 '13 at 21:56

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