Hi. I am trying to use "Skype WiFi" in the UK prior to using it for real whilst travelling, but so far I cannot get it to work. I have the latest version of Skype, I have Skype WiFi enbaled under the Tools menu and I have tried to use numerious supposedly compatable WiFi Hotspots (mainly BTOpenzone), but so far without luck.
What happens is:
1) I open Skype and try and sign in - this is before I have connected to the hotspot (as per the instructions on the Skype website. This feels odd as without an internet connection I am unsure how it will authenticate.
2) I then connect to the hotspot and then wait. i do not attempt to open a browser to get to a logon screen as I believe that Skype WiFi should do this and deal with the payment and authentication.
3) After a while of Skype attempting to connect I get an "Unable to connect" message in Skype.
Can anyone help point out what i am doing wrong?
26-10-2011 14:13 - edited 26-10-2011 14:13
Prrsonally I'd sign into the hotspot and get the wifi connection first. But some providers dont allow more than web surfing as the bandwith for video calling is much greater. I found this out in the US when travelling.