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Connection Problems Problems getting the LimeWire program connecting to the Gnutella network. (not about connecting to files, that is a Download/Upload Problems section issue.) Please supply system details as described in the forum rules.
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i have comcast home networking wireless-g cable gateway when ever i open limewire. i loose my internet connection the port that limewire use's is open my zone alarm is allowing limewire. and still i loose my intenet connection i do not have any virus can anyone please tell me what to do?

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i have xp pro limewire is 4.8.1
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* After opening LW wait 10 to 20 mins or longer before using. Let it settle down 1st.
* Set both uplds & downlds to autoclear.
* Close all LW windows you don't need open at that time.
* If you're not in front of your comp, then hide LW in the tray.
* Reduce uplds to about 70-80% or more. Reduce downlds to 80 or 90%. (Tools>Options>Downlds/Uplds>Basic)
* Don't use the Resume button on all incomplete files. This can have side-fx such as affect LW's connection quality. May queue your files for much much longer. This will also stress LW & your comp. If you use Resume/Find sources then just apply it to a couple or so at one time.

You could try the LW 4.9 beta which will use less demand on your connection.
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Hi Lord of the rings

i have done the step that you have giving me with no luck comcast support are telling me that limewire is hijacking my internet connection. that i would need to call limewire for help can you please tell me where to find 4.9 beta to see if that will help me?

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Try here http://www.limewire.com/english/content/beta.shtml

BTW Before you install the beta, do this test: Bug Report instructions & sample image Is the result True/False? If false then something is partially blocking your LW. Be that your firewall or router, etc.
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