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Well I don't know what the experts say but I found that after checking your isp speeds online (google / yahoo speakeasy speed test) and review your actual speed capabilities...In my case I have about. .44 mps upload and roughly 1.6-ish mps download so go to tools / options / transfers tab click on settings under upload download limits...Check the boxes (limit speeds) & for upload I put 50,000 KPS (.50 mps) and for download OVER RANK it I put 500,000 kps (500mps) I believe 999,999 is Limewires limit but by over rating or selecting options like fiber optic or t-lines etc., I have been able to increase download speeds from (average) 40 kps to over 200 kps. It just seems that if you lie to the settings you can trick programs into assuming your pc can handle outlandish speeds & the results are usually higher than default / auto settings. Now speeds will vary depending on the source (of course) BUT I am now able to download most movies in about the same time it takes to watch them instead of 6-8 hours or even days...This seems to work regardless of limewire pro or basic & the technique works on other programs and download managers…Simple conversion (I’m a pc tech & still I have to stop and do the math)…1000 kilobytes =1 megabyte / 10,000 kb = 10 mb / 100,000 kb =100 mb (1000 mb =1 gb & so on)… I hope that helps, However, I would like to know what the experts here have to say on the subject as I have never collaborated with these knowledge-able forum folks, I’m curious to hear their input on this subject &/or my findings.
Streaming media is a misnomer & an oxymoron with INTENSE potential for security abuse & e-molestation...Download it you got it, it's yours / Stream or tube it then 'they got you' & you, your money & your pc are theirs...J
Anything new on this? I am running File_Girls Pirate Edition which I assume is pro and not basic? I have never been selected for an UP yet. I have sufficient up and download bandwidth. I disconnect one or two ultrapeer hosts after a couple of hours and 3 new ones will pop up "connecting" but only one will always stick, leaving me still with just 5 ultrapeer hosts stuck in a leaf node position.
You need to be sure that (a) you are not firewalled in any way. Go to LW's menu bar, Tools -> Advanced Tools. It must not say anything about being firewalled.
(click to see larger view, shows difference between my mac & windows LPE)
(b) probably best if none of the options in the Performance window are disabled. ie: LW's menu bar, Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Performance.
(c) becoming an ultrapeer might take some time. The longer your LW is connected, your chances increase.
LPE runs similarly to LW Pro. LPE might be lacking one or two things Pro has, though this would be in the internal code engine. When LPE was originally released, it was specified it was not Pro but built from the 'open source' LW Basic. It's based on the LW 5.6 Betas. Whether pro or basic, should still be able to become an ultrapeer regardless, if conditions are right.
BTW I don't usually go ultrapeer mode. I share a very large number of files instead. However when I went UP I connected to 32 other UP's. (BTW when in UP mode, Peers = other UP's AFAIK.)
Just now. Though since doing these graphics has since increased to 40 leaves.
Last December, the previous time I was running in UP mode.
On the subject of better searches, I am losing more and more quality contributors as time goes by. I am still using LPE. I share music and music only. Usually rock, pop, soul and country. I live on the west coast USA and search late night hours. In the last 8-12 months or so the majority of my connections have been from Japan, and most of them are just contributing games and videos only, so they are bad matches for me. I drop them continously but they usually just keep reappearing back immediately. My port keeps resetting at 6346 although I have changed it with no luck on any other english speaking country popping up instead of Japan. Any suggestions? Should I stay with Limewire? Are there any other tricks I can do? I have had great luck for years with LW, but not too good in quite a while.
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