MBP late 2008 only skype can connect to www

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  1. johnnyhand macrumors newbie

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    hi all,

    just bought the MPB late 2008 model. i connected it in my workplace everything worked great until i found whenever i used skype to call somebody, it becomes the only application can access to the internet. anyone can help?

    johnnyhand
     
  2. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    That's very strange...is there some sort of proxy monitoring internet usage and/or limiting bandwidth at your workplace?

    -J.-
     
  3. iBimmer macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Your DNS is down then.
    Try using 208.67.222.222 as a DNS server. (opendns).
    Test it and let us know.
    HTH.
     
  4. iBimmer macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    Or ur DNS is not configured on the mbp.

    Skype is one of the few apps that do not use DNS.
     
  5. MPHL macrumors regular

    MPHL

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    Seems very odd, it all seems to work well for me.
     
  6. johnnyhand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried the open DNS with no luck...
    and i had asked the IT guy, he said no need to said proxy either...

    anything i hv to provide in order to trouble shoot?
     
  7. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    so let me get this straight...you can surf the web, receive email just fine...and when you connect to Skype you can't anymore?

    if that is the case can you try using the ping utility in Network Utility to try contacting a few websites while you are connected to Skype....say www.yahoo.com (does the computer resolve the name to an IP address...and do you get a reply back from that IP address?)

    -J.-
     
  8. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    There appears to be other people who have the same exact problem: Skype Forums

    Can you connect to any of the local computers on your network?
     

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