Sorry, I sometimes get carried away with this technical stuff until someone comes along to calm me down!
Each program (MSN, Yahoo, and Skype) uses a different protocol to access the web.
So, the picture from your web cam transfers to each program as it's needed, then it goes through your internet connection and out into the web.
You can trace the problem in several ways. One is to start with your webcam and move on from there. The other is to start with the people that you're talking with and move back towards your computer.
First, I'd find out what sort of internet connection the folks that you're talking (and have problems with) to have for their computer. I've found that most of these problems are related to the connection itself, rather than the hardware of one person.
Also, if you can eliminate the connection as the cause - then you've got a start on troubleshooting the problem. And then you can move on from there.
Other things to try:
1) another webcam (to see if the problem goes away)
2) repair of your network connection (right click on the network connection and select "Repair")
3) If you have a router, try connecting straight to the DSL modem from your PC to see if the router is causing it.
4) Reinstall your network card drivers
5) Reinstall your DSL modem
6) try another NIC card (they're about $15 at Best Buy).
7) Try a trial period for one of the "pay for" services to see if this fixes it.
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