I've been using skype for years....and had no issues until you folks monkeyed with the interface...I stopped using it because I didn't need it for a year or so *(recession made things slow in my business) but I went to use it today and I can't get on line.
Error message is invalid port...wtf??
In your case and your case only.
1. Please stop any and all running Skype Client programs on your system.
2. Using your Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs uninstall Skype, when prompted to save your history, choose yes.
3. Using Windows File Explorer ("What you use to view files with") do:
If you find a file called shared.xml right click on it and choose delete.
4. If you see a folder for the Skype name in question, click on it, if you see a file called Config.xml right click on it and choose delete.
5. Using the Windows file Explorer enter:
NOTE: If This is a 64 bit system, please look in the program files (x86) folder
Right click on the Skype folder and choose delete.
6. Please install the normal version using the instructions below:
You can install the current normal release by doing this from the top of this page:
Get Skype -> Windows -> Choose the normal release.
These instructions have worked for many and is the quickest thing to try to resolve issues such as this.
Also, what operating system are you on and do you have all Windows updates and updates to any hardware devices by the manufacturers?
I have just returned to skype and dowloaded it on my laptop after setting up I am recieving a box with invalid port in it and it won't let me progress further what is the code for a Dell latitude D510 please.
Click on Tools > Options > Advanced settings > Connection. What number do you see in the "Use port ...... for incoming connections" box?
Try putting a random number in that box...say, 23,501, save it, and see if that stops the error from happening.
Well, believe it not, that's major progress.
Now see this article from the Knowledge base to solve the new problem:
Make sure to follow the steps specific to your version of Windows and Internet Explorer.