How Do I ... Disabling Supernode Status for Skype

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Introduction

In order to use Skype on campus, Supernode status MUST be disabled. The following instructions/patch will disable supernode status. More information about supernode status can be found here.

Windows

1. Download the patch by right clicking here and saving link as a .reg file

2. Open file, and confirm all prompts.

3. If everything is done correctly you should get the following message.

registry editor

4. You can now delete the original downloaded file as well.

 

Other Operating Systems

1. Open Skype and go to Tools--> Options

skype

2. Under the Connections tab, UNCHECK "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections" and then click Save.

options

Supernode status will now be disabled.

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