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Old January 25th, 2005
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SOME ISP'S ARE FILTERING OR BLOCKING THE PORTS YOU NEED TO USE TO CONNECT TO THE P2P NETWORKS ALTHOUGH EVEN WITH MY ISP (INSIGHTBB) I'VE NOTICED THE GNUTELLA NETWORK IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS BLOCKED/FILTERED BUT OF COURSE MY GUESS WOULD BE B/C ITS THE MOST POPULAR NETWORK. THERES ABOUT 1,000-10,000 POSTS ON HERE ABOUT CONNECTION PROBLEMS AND/OR SOLUTIONS TO HAVING CONNECTION PROBLEMS. I FOR ONE HAVE READ A LOT OF THESE POSTS AS WELL AS TRY ALMOST EVERYTHING... THIS INCLUDES THE PORT TESTS AND SHOWED NOTHING WAS BLOCKED, I'VE TRIED DELETING THE .LIMEWIRE FOLDER TO NO HELP, UNINSTALL/RE-INSTALL LIMEWIRE, FORCE IP, ETC ETC ETC AND NOTHING EVER WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST GO AHEAD AND DELETE ALL OF THOSE POSTS RIGHT NOW B/C THEY ARE USELESS!!!!!!! BUT JUST NOW WHILE DOING A LITTLE MESSING AROUND ON LIMEWIRE I FINALLY FOUND A SOLUTION SO READ THIS POST AND DELETE ALL THE OTHER NON-SENSE ONES THAT DONT WORK. OK, HERE ARE MY STEPS ON WHAT I DID TO MAKE LIMEWIRE WORK... **NOTE** THIS WONT NECESSARILY WORK IN OTHER PROGRAMS CUZ SOME DONT HAVE THE OPTIONS NEEDED. OK HERE ARE THE STEPS


1.) GO TO TOOLS>OPTIONS>ADVANCED>PORT AND MAKE SURE THE BOX SAYS 6346

2.) GO TO TOOLS>OPTIONS>ADVANCED>FIREWALLS AND CHECKMARK THE FORCE IP BOX AND MAKE SURE THIS ALSO SAYS PORT 6346

3.) GO TO TOOLS>OPTIONS>ADVANCED>PROXY AND CONFIGURE A PROXY THAT WORKS. THERE ARE TONS OF PROXY SITES OUT THERE JUST YAHOO SEARCH 'PROXY LISTS'
IN MY CASE I USED A SOCKS V5 PROXY THAT I FOUND TO BE WORKING SO HERE IS AN EX. OF HOW I IMPLEMENTED THE OPTIONS.

4.) CHECK THE SOCKS V5 BOX AND IN THE PROXY WINDOW I PUT 69.240.156.39 AND IN THE PORT BOX I PUT 3380

****NOTE**** PROXIES CAN WORK FOR 2YEARS-2DAYS-1HR-5MIN SO 1ST RUN A CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE PROXY U WANNA USE WORKS FOR THE TIME BEING YOU WILL ONLY NEED A WORKING PROXY FOR LIKE 5MINUTES WHILE YOU DO A CONNECT TO THE NETWORK

5.) CLICK APPLY AND THEN OK

6.) HIT FILE>DISCONNECT

7.) HIT FILE>CONNECT ... IF U DIDNT CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE PROXY WORKED THAT YOU ARE TRYING U WILL NOW FIND OUT IF IT WORKS OR NOT CUZ IF SO THE NETWORK WILL NOW CONNECT!!!

8.) ONCE CONNECTED, JUST DO A RANDOM SEARCH LIKE '50 CENT' OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU MIGHT WANNA TRY BUT JUST MAKE SURE WHATEVER YOU SEARCH WILL BRING UP A LOT OF RESULTS BECAUSE IF DONE CORRECTLY YOU SHOULD NOW SEE RESULTS POPPING UP

9.) IF INSTEAD OF ALWAYS BRINGING UP ZERO RESULTS, UR SEARCH ACTUALLY RETURNS WITH SOME RESULTS YOU ARE NOW PROPERLY CONNECTED!!!!

**NOTE** ONLY DO THESE NEXT STEPS IF U PLAN ON KEEPING LIMEWIRE UP FOR A VERY LONG TIME **RECOMMENDED**, THUS U WONT HAVE TO CONNECT BACK TO THE NETWORK FOR A WHILE CUZ EVERYTIME U CLOSE OUT LW AND START IT BACK UP OR DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT BACK TO THE NETWORK U WILL HAVE TO DO STEPS 1-9 EVERYTIME WHICH I KNOW IS A HASSLE BUT IT'S BETTER THAN NOT BEING ABLE TO GET ANY FILES AT ALL.

10.) GO BACK TO TOOLS>OPTIONS>ADVANCED>FIREWALLS AND UNCHECK THE FORCE IP BOX

11.) GO TO TOOLS>OPTIONS>ADVANCED>PROXY AND CLICK THE NO PROXY BUTTON

12.) CLICK APPLY THEN OK

13.) ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old January 27th, 2005
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i would only recommend this solution until you can like change ISP's or something, that is if you can even. Cuz staying with an ISP that does this kinda lame shi* means you condone their doing's and thats not the message we need to send.
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Old January 28th, 2005
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Thanks. That fixed my problem for a week or so. I'll be letting insight know the proper place to lick my brown eye first thing next week, Apreciate the help
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I can't find the "force ip" box, where is it?
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Force IP instructions & sample image
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Old January 30th, 2005
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Well this sucks, maybe I have a different version of LimeWire, but I don't have the Port selection or Firewalls. The closest I have to Firewalls is Firewall Config. After entering it, however, it doesn't have a "force ip" button, any ideas?
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Doesn't sound good! Where did you get your LW version from? It doesn't sound like the genuine article. You should only get it from LW's official website: http://www.limewire.com/english/content/download.shtml or your personal downld page if you're a pro user.
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Yeah, I downloaded it from the official website, I'll try deleting it and re-downloading it.
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Something I noticed, when I was deleting it, I saw version 4.4.00 or something like that, when I went to the download site again, it said 4.2.6.
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Sorry for getting so off topic, if this gets to be too long, I'll start a new thread. I re-downloaded it and it still doesn't show the two selections I mentioned before, any ideas?
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