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hmmmmm I used the original proxy/port and IT WORKED!!

Problem is I disconnected and it no longer works, ******* campus computer police! Ok, so I have played with atleast 10 different proxy/port combos given here

http://www.freeproxy.ru/download/lists/goodproxy.txt

and so far squat.

NOW, do I keep trying or should I give up? Also, does it matter if I use socks V4, V5, or HTTP to run a proxy/port or should I try a proxy/port for each? I would especually like to know how well that site works for anybody else.
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From what I've read some others have had success with it & not been back to complain. As far as socks 4 & 5, yes they're a little different. 5 allows a broader definition or something. See http://www.clipcode.org/messaging/socks.html

I'd suggest you keep trying. I believe that proxies for socks 4 & 5 are different.

If you have doubts about those ones, google for more.
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google steals from French news...something wrong right there.

But yeah, thanks lord. Out of curiosity, How the hey can they block the program? don't need to answer that question, I am just curiouse.

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look im sorry for the language earlier i assume that is why i dont see any of my coments left on the site i just get to frustrated with the software... and the lack of solutions that i was getting.... the help was all you could do i just was wishing for a solution ...




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We do what we can ... simple as that! If we don't know then ... well if no other members/guests know or are willing to share then it's ...

Tougher than this is setting up a http proxy which somebody at university wants to do ... That is also another option. But I have no personal experience at proxies so have to rely on user feedback. But Peerless (a mythical dark horse mod) said he tried out a proxy with success so ... after all user feedback backed up with a mod's success ... it can be done by many but need's to be done with care ... not all proxies work for everybody ... that was pm'd to me by NeOteric himself. You need to find the right one (plus have LW set up correctly!)
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still cant get limewire to work....
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I don't have a proxy or firewall option under advanced... can anyone help? I use limewire 4.8, is there any way I can download limewire 4.4?
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SOunds like you haven't scrolled down far enough in your option window or it's not fully showing. You might need to drag the window down. See: still no luck but getting closer as one example of what can happen.
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i read through the post and found that some of the wording on LW is different but i think i managed...but the proxy and port do not work. i searched up yahoo and they gave me tons of proxy ips but i dont know which socks to use...either 4 or 5 .. if any one can help me please reply.... and im not even sure if this post even helps MY problem.... well this is my complaint.... --> Every so often when I connect to Limewire, I get this message saying that i have no active internet connection or my firewire is blocking something. I am using Limewire through a router (Netgear RP614) and I keep getting kicked off the internet when using Limewire. I have to keep unplugging the router and replugging it back in. I've went a day without using Limewire thinking it was something else and I narrowed it down to Limewire. Is my problem with the router? Is there a firewall that is blocking my connection with Limewire and the internet connection? I got sum basic info that may help...
1.OS version - Windows XP Professional
2. Firewalls - The Netgear router has its own firewall
3. Connection type - Cable
4. Modem - Linksys model # - BEFCMU10
Router Netgear - RP614
5. I have LW version 4.8.1 PRO - recently downloaded, Java 1.5.0_02
6. isp provider - Comcast
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St3vo28 whilst Linksys modems & routers can utilise UPnP technology, I'm not sure about Netgear. Meaning that forwarding a port might help you. You can find your model here: http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm & if you choose to do this then start with setting up a static ip, then forward a port (such as 6346), & finish off with Manual port forward instructions within LW & sample image & 2 posts after that.


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Out of curiosity, How the hey can they block the program?
Using special programs that detect p2p use. One is called Sandvine.

Samples:
Looking to Block P2P Traffic? A

Looking to Block P2P Traffic? B

A Way To Avoid Packeteer - Major Threat For P2p!

P2P Bandwidth Control and Shaping

Cox dropping (not blocking) Gnutella traffic

Some more: http://www.ipoque.com/en/index.html

http://www.comvigo.com/P2Pfilter.htm

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/8123

http://www.cyberpatrol.com/support/faq/filtering.aspx
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