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i have a windows xp and i downloaded limewire about 5 months ago and it was working fine up until about 1 month ago. i did the delete preferences thing and it worked...but then after i closed limewire and reopened it it went back to one bar i did the delete the prefs thing again and it didnt work! plus i got the message saying it didnt have an active internet connection or a firewall is blocking limewire. but i'm sure i have internet connection and i deactivated the windows firewall and all my other antivirus/antispyware programs....just to be sure though, i went and did the open firewall thing from the link and it worked...then it stopped. i DO have a router though...maybe thats the problem? i'm not really computer savvy and i have no idea what to do..and sometimes limewire will connect but thats 1 in maybe 20 chances it will...and even then it stops by the 3rd bar PLEaSE HELP!
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What are your details
OS(Win XP etc)
LW & Java version (help > about LW & you'll see)
Firewall you're using
Modem/router brand & model
ISP
Connection type (DSL etc)
Where you connect from (home, school etc)
Are you sharing a connection with other computers
Is this your first try with LW

Do this port test & tell us the result
http://www3.limewire.com:6346

Within LW go tools > options > bug reports > view example. Scroll down to 'recieved incoming this session'... is it true or false?

Make sure you're not running 2 firewalls at once. Double check that your firewall's configured properly (better to have 1 running & configured that none running!)
http://www.limewire.com/english/content/firewalls.shtml

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What are your details
OS-Win XP home
LW 4.10.9 Java 1.5.0_03
Windows XP Firewall but not running
Linksys BEFW11S4
SBC yahoo dsl
Connection type-DSL
connecting from home
not sharing connection with other computers
i've been using limewire for several months and it was working fine until now
the port test said "your test worked"

Within LW go tools > options > bug reports > view example. Scroll down to 'recieved incoming this session'... is it true or false? FALSE

i have no firewalls running...but i configured one just in case. should i make it active?
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As long as your firewall's configured properly, I'd turn it on.
Your router supports UPnP. Do you have it enabled? If not, enable it within the router & select it within LW (tools > options > advanced > firewall config. tick 'use UPnP' & apply).

Did anything happen just before you stopped being able to connect? Any changes made by your ISP?
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Default how to enable upnp within router?

in the last reply you said to enable UPnP within my router...how do i do that? i have it checkmarked in the box within limewire. nothing out of the ordinary happened before lw stopped working..it was really sudden. no changes with ISP...its really weird
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Have a look under the UPnP section & Linksys here Connection problems? Check here first! (click on link) Your model is listed; BEFW11S4.
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after i followed the instructions from the link LOTR posted i disconnected then connected limewire and nothing's happened yet..is there anything else i can do?
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Reboot your computer. Sometimes it's the best when mucking around with new Di-Link settings, etc.
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rebooted my computer...no effect
but something popped up a few minutes after i launched limewire
it was one of those notices
it said something like: limewire cannot connect to the network because of an inactive internet (which i'm sure i dont have!) or a firewall is blocking limewire (which i'm also sure is not the problem!) what do i do?
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Your router has a NAT firewall. This might be what LW is recognising. You might have to port forward. It's no drama, just takes a little time

First though, I'd give your ISP a call & just see that they haven't started blocking p2p. It seems strange that this happened out of the blue! Do this first, so that you don't go through the whole p/f thing for nothing!

Here's the p/f info anyway, just in case you need it

Step 1. Set up a static IP address
http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

Step 2. Port forward
http://www.portforward.com/english/r...4/Limewire.htm

Step 3. In LW, tools > options > advanced > firewall config. Tick 'manual port forward', add the listening port number to the box here. Apply.
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