SKYPE blocks the WAMP2.0
Posted by: sunsolaris (
Date: May 11, 2008 01:28PM

Hi all,

I discovered a strange issue today and I just want to share with you. If you have installed SKYPE with WaMP and if you run skype before wamp, you can not get WAMP apache running. Because both use port 80, there is a conflict.

So before running wamp be sure that your skype is disconnected. You can log on skype after you started wamp.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/11/2008 01:28PM by sunsolaris.

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Re: SKYPE blocks the WAMP2.0
Posted by: stevenmartin99 (
Date: May 11, 2008 02:03PM

yes this is known,,, this is a issue with skype using the port 80..

In skype if you click "tools " then "options" and connection down the left,,

untick the box " use port 80 and 443 as alternative incomming ports"

then you wont have this issue anymore

Steven Martin - []

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Re: SKYPE blocks the WAMP2.0
Posted by: karsho (59.97.57.---)
Date: January 06, 2014 08:07AM

See "3 ways to solve WAMP and Skype Conflict" -> []

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Re: SKYPE blocks the WAMP2.0
Posted by: suresh.kamrushi (
Date: March 25, 2014 10:29AM

Detail blog to fix this issue is : []
You can solve this problem by following two ways:
A) Start your WAMP befor you login to skype. So that WAMP will take over the the port and there will be no conflict with the port number. And you are able to use Skype as well as WAMP.
But this is not the permanent solution for your problem. Whenever you want to start WAMP you need to signout Skype first and than only you are able to start WAMP. Which is really i don’t like.

B ) Second option is to change the port of Skype itself, so that it will not conflict with WAMP. Following screen/steps will help you to solve this problem:
1) SignIn to Skype.
2) Got to the Tools -> options
3) Select the “Advanced” -> Connection
4) Unchecked “Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections” checkbox and click save.
5) Now Signout and SignIn again to skype. (this change will take affect only you relogin to skype)
Now every time you start WAMP will not conflict with skype.

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