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You should not remove incoming connections. They are ultrapeers your LW is connected to or attempting to connect to. Only reasons I would suggest removing any connection would be (a) above point about getting into UP mode which might be a little hazardous, or (b) if you suspect you are connected directly to a spam ultrapeer, in which case, remove the longest connecting one. Wait a few minutes for LW to find a replacement & wait until your connection has stabilized. Then see if search has improved. Then repeat process only if necessary, (remembering spam is a fact of life nowadays). Same principle applying to (a).
But for getting into Ultrapeer mode, if forcing is not working, then perhaps your LW is simply not behaving well enough to become one, else there are more than sufficient ultrapeers in your region already & more are not needed. You should definitely need to have sufficient free up & down bandwidth available. Firewall & connection problems will prevent UP mode.
lol why hazardous? If your Limewire has no trouble connecting, new connections are there 1-3 seconds after you delete them.
If you have trouble connecting, then why on Earth try this? A UP has to have great connection, or it hurts the networks by dropping packages.
BTW I tried this on 4.18.8 and it worked no problem for me.
If you are using Pro .. you have 5 ultrapeers. If you have Basic you have 3 you are connected to. Take one away & your LW 'will' most likely lose connection momentarily. How long that takes to find another U.P. LW can 'actually connect to' varies from person to person & from case to case scenario. I've had the odd person complain it took 'more than' several minutes to find another U.P. ie: what works for you with immediate results does not necessarily work that well for others. When it comes to connections, so many factors are behind it for each person's case such as isp, traffic on their isp, their set up, how many 'genuine' U.P's are available with free connection slots within fast access & other issues. Remembering there are all different types of U.P's out there including fake ones & spammer ones .. and poor behaving ones that should not really be UP's. That's one reason LW made it more difficult to become a UP using the T3 setting. UP's are needed for people to connect to the gnutella network. It's been known for several years there are 'fake' / non-responsive ultrapeers out there. It means some people will need to be patient (& careful) when applying these techniques to force themselves into ultrapeer mode.
Last edited by Lord of the Rings; March 10th, 2009 at 04:59 PM.
Oh well I thought that was a given, that someone who's already having trouble just getting connected to a few (3-5) UP's should definitely not be attempting to connect to even more Peers.
I'll add a bit about stable connections.
Need to be connected to network for 40+ mins for best chance for ultrapeer mode.
I changed some setting on my computer and put my firewall back on wile I was an Ultrapeer, I became a leaf but still had 32 people connected to me...
My connection is extremely consistent but on running Limewire Basic My connection will become turbo charged nothing has changed, then a day or two later I'll be fully connected again and just re- start my computer and limewire goes back into turbo charged. At first I assumed this was simply if I was running as a Leaf or an Ultrapeer but it seems to be totally irrelevant do you have any ideas whats going on...
Honestly I did not think you could even get a turbo charge connection with basic but I lost my code for my Pro its set to auto renew so I'm hoping when it does I'll get a new code to my email.
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