The BANDWIDTH depends on type of call you connecting with skype. There is an minimum requirement of  BANDWIDTH to with skype call. Here, is a list of minimum bandwdith required to connect skype.



Call type Minimum download
/ upload speed
Recommended download
/ upload speed
Calling 30kbps / 30kbps 100kbps / 100kbps
Video calling /
Screen sharing
128kbps / 128kbps 300kbps / 300kbps
Video calling
400kbps / 400kbps 500kbps / 500kbps
Video calling
1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps 1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Group video
(3 people)
512kbps / 128kbps 2Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(5 people)
2Mbps / 128kbps 4Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(7+ people)
4Mbps / 128kbps 8Mbps / 512kbps

The table is created by  from the whole usage of  skype call and bandwidths in between.

Test your BANDWIDTH connection speed on Skype:

The connection speed can be tested on skype by following methods.

Step1: “Choose a contact” in your list of contacts on skype, you wish to call.

Step2: In the conversation header choose for an “check settings button”.

Step3: Go for an “connection” tab at the last. And choose “Test me” to check your bandwidth speed.

test me on skype find your bandwidth speed on skype very easily           connection on skype call on settings part

Step4: The Skype will test for an Internet connection between you two. (I recommend this to be done before every skype call)

Step5:  The result displayed with ok or not ok to make a call between you two.

When compared to video call, audio call consumes lesser bandwidth so better prefer for it. Normally Skype consumes 0-4kbps and when it is in call it consumes 24-128kbps. If the video call is poor while speaking better convert to only Audio mode to maintain your conversation or else try this method. Close all the application on internet except your call. Close all your videos and songs playing via internet and cancel all file transfer. So, the connection will be fully utilized by Skype to make your call better.



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