I recently had this issue, turned out to be anti virus.
I had removed norton, but it left some trace stuff behind -- After using a norton removal tool, all was OK.
I suggest uninstalling your antivirus (WITH A SUPPLIED REMOVAL TOOL TO REMOVE ALL TRACES) momentarily to TEST -- and then reinstall it, and see about configuring it.
Hope it helps!
you don't have to uninstall norton, only turn off the "smart firewall" under the network connection heading. to get there, on the norton homescreen, click on the 'advanced' tab (next to the gear) the second heading is network protection, and the first item on the right is smart firewall. turn it off when you want to use skype, and its easy to turn back on. norton will tell you that your system is not secure and ask to secure system. doing so will turn the firewall back on. skype won't work if the firewall is up.
hopefully i described that right, good luck!
skype is **bleep**ed up so badly! it keeps saying that i can't connect, i've changed my password, made sure my login in name is correct, and it's still NOT working! i suggest skype sorts this out!
Having the same problem myself. Just created an account of my own today. And like most of you have said, the little circle thing keeps rotating clockwise and it says ! Skype can't connect.
I've tried everything I can think of and i've browsed the web and tried other things people have suggested such as turning off firewall. And it's hopeless.
My father created an account 3 years ago or so. And he never really used it. It was mainly me... but back to the point, I never had a single problem with it!