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Old September 15th, 2011
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Default LimeWire in Mac OS X Lion

I just got a new MacBook Pro and am using OS X 10.7.1 (Lion) for the first time. I downloaded LimeWire 5.5.16 and installed it. When I launch the application I get a Network Error "LimeWire is unable to connect to the internet. It's likely that you need to update your security software to allow LimeWire to access the internet. Please see http://www.limewire.com/connect for more information." Of course the link doesn't work.

I know that with previous versions of OS X it was necessary to tell the firewall to give access to LimeWire/Gnutella, but I cannot find those settings in Lion. When I go to System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Firewall it indicates "This computer's firewall is currently turned off. All incoming connections to this computer are allowed."

Can anyone help?
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You are the second person to post about problems with Lion. Unfortunately I do not have Lion. And your problem reported is different to the other. Could possibly try my suggestion in this thread Limewire Pirated Edition doesn't respond to Mac OS Lion perhaps it might help.

If you upgraded to Lion from a previous OSX, perhaps it might be worth deleting the LW preferences folder (but backing up your downloads.dat file) Deleting LW Preferences folder in OSX. This will also mean you will lose settings such as shared & such. If you wish to back up the shared files, also back up both Library files found in the preferences folder. Let us know if this has any effect on your problem.
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... I downloaded LimeWire 5.5.16 and installed it....
Umm .. as far as I know, LW 5.5.16 no longer works. Do not attempt to use any LW version after 5.5.10 with exception of 5.6 beta or LimeWire Pirate Edition (LPE 5.6.2.) See Earlier Mac OS X versions get your LimeWire installer from link here for older versions. LPE is listed. I suspect this might be your problem.

If using a non LPE version, you will most likely need to run the ConnectFix program. The error you received is rather typical if unable to connect. It took me several minutes to realise.

BTW if the OSX firewall is off you will probably not see options to make exceptions for various programs. If the firewall is on, the option will probably be to click on advanced, then you will see the options to add or block programs.

There were no improvements to LW after 5.5.10, the updates were in relation to the program update facility & limeshop only. ie: the LW dev team were being dictated to to get an auto-update function working to force the program to stop working.

I've no immediate plans to upgrade to OSX 10.7 Lion. Without Rosetta support I'd lose ability to use lots of important programs. Apple has no plans to bring Rosetta back. And I've read where several other applications are buggy when run in Lion presently.
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Default Thanks!

I got the LPE 5.6.2 app and it worked immediately without needing to change any System Preferences. Thanks for your help.
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I have Lion (latest version). What is LPE 5.6.2 app & what version of Limewire are you using? I had private edition, but trashed it because I picked up a virus. When I tried to reinstall, it wouldn't work. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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LPE is abbreviation for http://www.gnutellaforums.com/gettin...e-edition.html which should connect reasonably easily.

You should trash your previous version of LW from the Applications folder. Might even be wise to delete your previous preferences folder: Can't launch LW: Bouncing in Dock

If LimeWire does not open, select the program in Finder, get Information (command i), if necessary enable or disable 64/32 bit operation. I had to do this with mine yet I'm using Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.

You use a virus utility on Mac? Not many mac osx viruses in existence. Most definitions of virus are for picking up Windows viruses, which have no effect on OSX.

Tips on reducing spam and finding what you are seeking on Gnutella network: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/limewi...ic-videos.html. I would recommend using the size filter. 1 MB minimum file size for audio, 10 MB minimum for videos. Though 50 MB minimum file size would be better depending on what kinds of video you are looking for, such as movies, episodes or music-videos (these latter ones will probably be smaller than 50 MB.)

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