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Old April 6th, 2006
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Default What should I do? Can't connect using Optimum Online!

I read everyones problems with limewire on optimum online, and I am also having the same problem.. except, some people can change to a random port and connect. I have tried many many different ports and it still wont connect (yes this is a new problem, it happened the other night when my internet went down for about 3 hours, it came back up and i could no longer use limewire).

anyway, i'm kind of running out of options as it's really frustrating not to be able to download stuff through p2p. sadly.
so has anyone come up with another way to work around this besides changing it to a random port?

and if not, what is a good reliable internet service providor for me to switch to? because i can't stick with oo if i cant use limewire.
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Old April 7th, 2006
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Got an email saying there was a reply.. anyway, its not here and I dont know why.. but.. from my email..

Here is the message that has just been posted:
Can you give us a total description of your set up:
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) windows xp home edition
2. What firewalls you have? windows firewall i guess.. nothin third party
3. How much ram? 1 gb
4. Hard Disk space available? 64.4 gb
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) optimum online
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? d-link router.. not sure what model
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)? home
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. 4.10.9 (lw) and 1.5.0_06 java
9. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)? optimum online
10. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. just another personal computer..
11. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. brand new problem, ive used limewire in the past
12. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue globe icon at the bottom of the LW interface? yes
13. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? it says it worked

I put up my answers in bold.
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Actually it was me who replied but decided to delete my answer which yes, was asking those questions. I hadn't read your topic or thread properly. Sorry about that!

Do you have UPnP enabled on your D-link? If changing the listening port doesn't work, then perhaps manual port forwarding will do the trick. You probably hate the sound of that. Eg: try port 64049 & instructions for your model can be found here
Normally you need to reboot the d-link when doing these types of changes so all the new settings are not only saved but are forced into operation.

Another option is using a proxy but that can be hard work to find one that works. I've heard Tor is a good proxy. A Fix for those whose ISP's block Limewire pages 1 - 3 which have links to alternative instructions.
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Old April 7th, 2006
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Ok, I followed the guide on exactly for my model, but when i run instead of it times out.. yet, it says it works for 6346 and i never even forwarded that port. that is really weird.

I didn't reboot my router after forwarding the port because I couldn't figure out how.

Thanks for your help so far though.
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