Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Customizing your Skype proxy settings

Some companies require you to apply special settings to connect your Web browser to the Internet. Generally, your Skype Connection settings should closely match those of your browser.
Most of the time, you won’t have to tweak your settings because Skype usually works without any fiddling.
If you require a custom connection, perform the following steps:
  1. Choose Tools➪Options➪Connection from the Skype application menu. The Connection panel appears.
  2. Set your mode for proxy detection and fill in host and port information. A drop-down list provides for Automatic proxy detection, HTTPS, or SOCKS. Your System or Network Administrator should be able to tell you whether your connection is going through HTTPS or SOCKS, and he or she should be able to give you the hostname (it may be an IP address) of your proxy server and a port number. Fill in this information.
  3. Enable proxy authentication. You may need to select the box for Enable Proxy Authentication and provide a username and password.
Your Skype proxy and connection setting should more or less parallel your Web browser connection setting.

1 comment:

DarkLord said...

I wanted to set a custom proxy server, but I am unable to do it because the proxy selection listbox is fixed on Automatic proxy detection. The control is greyed out and inactive. What should I do to activate it. Here is how it looks like: