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Old April 27th, 2009
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catellis is flying high
Default Bearshare 5.2.5 can't connect

I have been using Bearshare 5.2.5 for years. Never had any problems until now. Suddenly it says "not connected to gnutella network" when I try to search for music. The 4 lights at the top right hand corner,well, the first one is flashing red and say not connected. The last one says not connected. However, sometimes I can get it to work. If i just keep trying over and over, day after day, it finally just starts working fine. Why do you think it's doing this?
I have Windows XP, I have Hughesnet satellite internet, 2 computers (one is laptop), linksys router wrt110.

PS. Sometimes the first light is yellow and says "Mode: Leaf"
And the last light yellow and says "TCP firewalled and UDP firewalled". What does this mean?
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Old April 27th, 2009
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It thinks it is firewalled because it couldn't find any other nodes to run the usual test.

Here's a fresh list of nodes to connect to. Shut your Bear down and unzip it to
C:\Program Files\BearShare\db, then start back up.

If it still has troubles get the beta in this thread and use the controls in Options/Service
to kick it into ultrapeer mode.
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Old May 1st, 2009
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jhdemps is flying high

I never had trouble before. When I click on to search nothing happens. I clicked on to file to connect and still nothing. I have an old version 4.16. I also have windows 98. Any suggestions?
I did think of uninstalling and then install lime wire again.
Any info would be great.

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Old May 1st, 2009
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Peerless is a jewel in the rough

lime wire...hmmmm...sounds vaguely sure you didn't mean LameWire???


So Long and Thanks for All the Files

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Old May 4th, 2009
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jeremym1978 is flying high

you mean bearshare is dead? wmg, sad day indeed. No where will I go for the stuff I want?
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worked the last time I used it, which was a couple of days ago...

So Long and Thanks for All the Files

Beware of the big 3 insurance companies in Texas! Read your policies carefully (maybe you'll need a lawyer) Allstate, Farmers & State Farm are overextended and their 'coverage' is worthless...a true waste of your money Read This
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Old May 4th, 2009
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jeremym1978 is flying high

ah, nevermind. I was having the connection problem but I used the updated nodes list and it's working now. Thought I was gonna have to learn to use torrents to figure out how to get my porn fix :P
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Old May 6th, 2009
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Thanks a lot aaron! the new nodes worked fine ... i thought il be takin out bslite permanently...
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Old May 17th, 2009
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SakePL is flying high

Hey Guys.... i had they same problem. your advise was very helpful. Thx a lot. I thought i gonna stop dling the music.
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Old May 22nd, 2009
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mageeda is flying high

HI - I think I am having the same problem. I have been using Bearshare 5.1 for years.. I just reformetted my computer. found 5.1 again, installed it and it wont connect. is there a way to get it working again??? the red light just keeps flashing and it wont connect. i want this working again.. the new bearshare sucks!!! please help!!
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