Skype not recognizing Wifi - requires reboot to fix

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by fabian9, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. fabian9 macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    Hi there,

    I'm on an iPhone 3G - jailbroken and have voipover3g installed as well. all packages are up to date (mobilesubstrate etc...)

    Is anybody else experiencing a situation where skype doesn't recognize the wifi network? It sometimes just gives me a message saying that skype can't be used on 3G networks, even though the iPhone is connected to wifi. Re-springing doesn't do the trick, I actually have to reboot the iPhone in order to get skype to work again.

    It usually occurs once the phone has been on for a while, works right after the reboot but then after a couple of hours it needs another reboot to make it work again.

    Any clues? I've tried to find other people with similar experiences but doesn't seem like anybody's mentioned it anywhere yet.

    Regards,

    Fabian
     
  2. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Happened to me once as well. I was on wifi and Skype was giving me a message that I needed to be on wifi in order to make a call. Rebooted and was able to call out over wifi, 3G and Edge. Not sure what to think of it but it was probably just a hiccup or something.
     
  3. fabian9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    Thanks for your reply, glad to hear I'm not the only one! It seems to happen to me quite a lot, still trying to get to the root of the problem - possibly another app?
     
  4. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Hmm - it's only happened to me once so far (fingers crossed;)). What other apps do you have installed on the jailbreak side? Maybe we can see what we have in common to try and find the culprit.
     
  5. fabian9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    I've got:
    aptbackup
    backgrounder
    clippy
    cycorder
    cyntact
    Emoji
    five icon dock
    iHome
    mobileFinder
    netatalk
    PdaNet
    StatusNotifier
    Veency
    voipover3g
    winterboard
    xGPS
    yellowsn0w

    Fabian
     
  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Out of your list this is what we have in common:

    aptbackup
    backgrounder
    cycorder
    mobileFinder
    PdaNet
    StatusNotifier
    voipover3g

    Logically, the only ones that could affect skype are backgrounder (if you have skype enabled) or voipover3g; however, unless it happens to me again I'm going to write it off as a one-time thing.
     
  7. fabian9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    I've been trying to reproduce the problem all day today but can't do it, so I really hope it only was a one-time thing. :)
     
  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Well this just happened to me again this moring; however, I'm beginning to think that it's just a problem with the Skype app itself rather than anything to do with the jailbreak. The fact that the app is not recognizing the wifi connection leads me to believe that there is something wrong with the Skype app. I'm going to do some searching to see if anyone else is reporting this issue.
     
  9. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    yeah weird. no matter what i did before, or after installing VoIPover3G - i couldn't even log in.



    it would say "check network settings' or something like that. even after multiple reboots, re installing, and removing VoIPover3G and reinstalling skype again... nothing would work....


    i just kept using Fring - i guess i'll wait for an update
     
  10. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    That sounds like a different issue altogether. My Skype works about 95% of the time - it's just that once in a while it doesn't even recognize that I'm legitimately on a wifi connection.
     

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