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I'm in a boarding house as a student and my internet connection is established with a LAN cable. We were told to configure Firefox or IE with that specific proxy server (example 154.36.2.332) and port (example 6258). So far so good this is working. However Skype, or Spotify is not. Even when I manually insert the server name and port it is still not working. I suppose they blocked it. Is there anyway to make it work?

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use a global vpn instead of a proxy. –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Sep 15 '13 at 11:01

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In general Skype auto detects your Proxy server,if You Decide to use Skype through Proxy Follow this instructions :

1.Open Skype Navigate to Tools --> Options

2.Click On advanced --> Click Connection

Skype Sample Image

3.Enter the Details of your host,port details etc

4 Enter Your Username and Password and login

Image credit : Skype community

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Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately this has not helped and I tried that also before. Is it possible that Skype, Spotify or µTorrent are all blocked and that there is nothing I can do about it? Or am I just missing something? –  Tom Sep 15 '13 at 18:12

You can achieve this by navigating to Tools > Options & go to the circled area, then fill in the given proxy IP:PORT as seen below; (I've taken the same IP & port as mentioned in example. Make sure you select SOCKS5 from the dropdown & enable the proxy authentication if necessary (if any user & password involved only). enter image description here

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Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately this has not helped and I tried that also before. Is it possible that Skype, Spotify or µTorrent are all blocked and that there is nothing I can do about it? Or am I just missing something? –  Tom Sep 15 '13 at 18:13
    
This is the only setting available if you're using a proxy. As you suspect, I assume the proxy server may be filtered with rules as to which ports should work and which should not. I found this article in skype support –  AzkerM Sep 15 '13 at 18:16

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