The problem is that every time I press "Add a contact" I get the "You don't seem to have an active internet connection" error, although I'm online.
Check if your Internet Explorer is not set to "Work offline" mode. Try to open this page in your Internet Explorer:
29-11-2011 15:47 - edited 29-11-2011 15:49
I haven't used IE at all, never gonna use it too. And no, it's not in offline mode.
IE doesn't open that app page.
Neither does FF. This is the error I get in FF:
Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to apps.skype.com.
SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)
What kind of Internet connection are you using? Is it private or corporate (office or similar)? If you do a search on Google for your error message (ssl_error_rx_record_too_long) you will find a lot of posts, all related to problems with network configuration. You may try with resetting Internet Explorer settings, but probably the problem is in the network configuration.
As long as you cannot access secure connection pages (https://) with your Internet Explorer, several Skype functions will not be available for you.
29-11-2011 17:22 - edited 29-11-2011 17:23
I can access all secure connections (https://) normally, I haven't changed any network settings since I have my network connection, for more than a year. Haven't had such problems before. Just found out about this problem 2 days ago, when I tried to add a new friend on skype. 2 weeks ago I didn't have this issue.
I have had this exact problem for a few days now too. Actually I tried to add someone as a contact from a different machine. Hasn't worked so far... Also, the https://apps.skype.com/friendfinder/ link loads fine, but finds no one.