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Old February 25th, 2005
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I've been SCOURING the forums for perhaps a good solid hour, and I'm fairly sure I've not seen a solution to this one. Specs:
Limewire v4.6
Java 1.5 (or whatever latest is..updated yesterday)
WINXP
AMD processor
Windows Firewall
ISP = COMAST

Okay, I CLEANLY install limewire, get the new download (yay-rah!). However, when I connect, it shows me as TURBOCHARGED (OOHH EEMM GGGEE). This, you would think, would be a good thing, right ? WRONG. I can't access any search results, cannot connect to anything, can't load a web page, can't get on anything. MY CONNECTION DIES!! Then I'll close limewire completely, and after a good solid 2-3 minutes. Boom bang, here comes my internet connection. Back again. This is frustrating, I can't fix it, tried putting in 6436 or w/e the port number is on WinFireWall, but to NO avail. For the love of god, save a potential WinMX user...
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Try: Fixes for Limewire (Delete your LW Prefs folder.)

http://www.limewire.com/english/content/firewalls.shtml


Can you give us a total desciption of your set up:
How much Ram?
HDD space available?
Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
What version of Limewire (LW)
do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...)
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Check out the post on comcast in this link. ISP's known to BLOCK or Filter p2p or specifically Limewire

This may be the problem.
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I have been able to in the past though! I mean, the problem only seemed to rise till AFTER I upgraded to v4.6..and I know for a fact that before that I could upload and download..so I don't get it.

Specs for the one guy (forgot name):
AMD Processor
Limewire v4.6
Java 1.5
125 gigs left on my box

You wanted Ram..now this is stranger..I have about 448 total. I average at about 250 free at most times. This is very strange though, when I loadup Limewire..my ram drops drops drops...from 250MB down to about 3-1MB!!! I just noticed it today.

I'm on a Wireless internet connect (COMCAST HIGH-SPEED)

Linksys Router (comcast brand)

Any and ALL help would be MUCH appreciated..

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