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Old December 28th, 2007
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Default gnutella.net problems

I haven't been able to connect with Limewire for close to a month now, and I was going back through all the potentially useful suggestions I could find to see if any would help me. I'm currently working (again) on replacing my gnutella.net file, but it doesn't seem to download properly. I tried both links provided in birdy's sticky thread, but each one ends up as an MPEG-1 Video file, with a QuickTime icon visible. Prior to this connection difficulty, I had trouble connecting and so replaced my gnutella.net file then--that time it worked fine, the file looked like a blank page as it should, and I was able to connect once again. I don't understand why the download window appears saying I'm going to download a binary file yet it ends up being a video file. Can anyone help with this oddity?
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I had the same problem last week:
my daughter lost her connection with LW
so she tried to download a new gnutella.net file
from here it came out like this :-
http://node02.hewson.cns.ufl.edu:8080/pwc.cgi
http://cache.kicks-***.net:8000/
http://kisama.ath.cx:8080/
http://crab2.dyndns.org:30002/gwc/
http://overbeer.ghostwhitecrab.de/
http://starscream.dynalias.com/
IntoMobile - Mobile Phone News and Reviews
IntoMobile - Mobile Phone News and Reviews
http://gwcrab.sarcastro.com:8001/
http://gwc.jooz.net:8010/gwc/
http://krill.shacknet.nu:20095/gwc
secondary.udp-host-cache.com:9999,,1188924860750,,,en,0
cache.kicks-***.net:8000,,1188924860640,,,en,1
uhc2.limewire.com:20181,,1188924860687,,,en,1
kisama.ath.cx:8080,,1188924860656,,,en,1
uhc1.frostwire.com:9000,,1188924860875,,,en,1
uhc3.limewire.com:51180,,1188924860671,,,en,0
krill.shacknet.nu:20095,,1188924860765,,,en,0
etc etc etc

so I tried downloading from gnutella.net which
downloaded to her desktop but as a text file --
I tried several times from both but no good --
I fixed the problem by copying the gnutella.net file
from my copy of LW on my computer on to a USB
stick and downloaded it to my daughters laptop --
deleted her gnutella.net file and inserted mine and it Connected
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Old December 29th, 2007
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Default great, but...

Glad you were able to find a way around the problem, but I can't do that unfortunately--I have no good copy of the gnutella.net file to work with. I need a way to download it as a binary file and have it stay a binary file. Anyone else?
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Old December 31st, 2007
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try downloading a gnutela.net file now -- it seems to be working OK
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Old January 1st, 2008
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Default nope, didn't work

Tried that link, but I still have it saved as a video file when the download is complete. Anyone know how to stop this from happening (or even why it's happening)?
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Old January 1st, 2008
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me too, I just downloaded from gnutella.net and it solved my problem. And ... check your file associations. Could your .net files be associated with QT?
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I do not have .net files associated with QuickTime; regardless, I don't understand how that could affect the way a file is downloaded--doesn't it just pertain to how a file is opened/read once it's been saved?

Every time I have saved a gnutella.net file it ends up being listed as an MPEG-1 Video with a Quicktime logo showing on the icon. And I tried four or five different links, multiple times. In the end, I had to use a Windows machine to download a good copy and then transfer it to my machine (a Mac). But, about two months ago when I had difficulty connecting and tried this replacing gnutella.net option, I successfully downloaded the file and got Limewire up and running no problem. So I just don't get what's going on that it won't properly save the gnutella.net file as a binary file.
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