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Sleepless February 24th, 2008 08:56 AM

How to Force UltraPeer (Better searches whether using Pro or Basic)
 
This is only for users that have upspeed, which can handle it!!! At least 30KB/s upload unused

You have to be connectable. That means there can be no wall in front of the blue earth i.e. no firewall blocking incoming

You have to be able to connect fast and get a stable connection quickly. If you have trouble connecting normally as a leaf, then there is very little chance that this will work


That major difference between Limewire Basic and Limewire Pro is that Pro connects to 5 UltraPeers (UPs) while Basic only connects to three. And also Pro let's you connect to 10 hosts for a download, while Basic lets you connect to 8 hosts (DSL and T1. T3 connection will allow more hosts)

But the most important part in using the Gnutella network is actually to be able to find the files, so on hard to find files, more connections for searching is better than few connections. Pro will give you 5 UP connections WOWSERZ :rofl: while being an UP will give you 32 connections :xeri_ok1ani: Also you will be helping the network by providing searches for other users.

So here is a little trick for the people that aren't automatically chosen for UP ;)

Even if you are not automatically chosen to be one, if your average connect time to the network is high enough (think 6 hours on average should do it), then you can just force it yourself by deleting the UPs you are connected to until you start getting many more connections (max is 32UPs and 32 leaves).

Important: There is an option in Limewire that gives you the choice of not ever becoming a UP. You can find it under Tools->Options->Advanced->Performance. Make sure the option called "Disable UltraPeer Capabilities" is not checked.

In Windows you can do this by going to Connections tab and highlighting a connection, then press Ctrl+A --> Del. You may have to do this a few times before you see the connections grow.

Also newer Limewire versions are to my knowledge not bug free, so you might want to use an older version. Just uninstall using the uninstall.exe in your Limewire program folder.

I had very good results using v4.12.06 but that might not be the case for you. It seems it depends a bit on computer setup.
Edit: Just tried this on 4.17.1 and two hours after install it worked ;)

Anyways, You can find older versions here: Download LimeWire Basic 4.12.6 - filehippo.com

Note: Limewire didn't have BitTorrent support until v. 4.13 but since their BitTorrent support sucks anyway, just use a proper program for that e.g. Azureus or uTorrent.

nkdy March 2nd, 2008 07:39 AM

good tips, wanna try it, thanks sleepless.....

Sleepless March 10th, 2008 01:08 AM

Update: Some ridiculous things I noticed when acting as UP.

It seems your advertised speed goes to dial-up for your shared files, at least in v.4.17.1.

Also in the same version it is not possible to choose higher connections when setting up. I had to choose between having Dial-Up or Broadband. Broadband gave me the choice to either have unlimited Up/Down speed or max 43.31KB/s using the slider. There is no choice for choosing any other option to set your speed.

Guess the Limewire Dev team continue to strip the the more advanced users choice for setting up the program. Reminded me why I dumped it for something better. What about the user that likes to use more than just Limewire for file sharing? If I choose Unlimited, I risk stealing bandwidth from other programs, so guess I'm stuck on 43.31KB/s.

I wonder when or if they ever will start listening to the users.

BTW CPU-usage had a lot of spikes at over 30% (mostly 3-12% between the spikes) and it was using 140MB RAM???? This was on a 1.7Ghz laptop, portforwarded, disabled TLS and DHT, although unfortunately they don't completely disable DHT even when you choose to disable it. They only disable outgoing. Maybe the integrated Limewire Store browser capabilities have something to do with it too :whistling:

My advise is find an older version, pre-BitTorrent support i.e. before v.4.13

[Sarcasm]Well at least it connected fast[/Sarcasm]

cs3007uk April 5th, 2008 09:43 AM

This doesn't seem to work for me, is there any other way to become an ultrapeer? I have left connect for hours sharing files and have a good connection but can't seem to get out of leaf mode.

Cheers

Sleepless April 5th, 2008 10:02 AM

No, that is pretty much it. I don't know why it doesn't work for you, it should work for everyone that fill the criteria.

dyep1988 May 18th, 2008 10:46 PM

Hi, when i go to the connections tab, there are no connections to highlight... all is shows is connect at startup and its checked... any ideas why?

kadeer July 19th, 2008 10:02 PM

im always leaf mode.,..NEVER ultra peer even after l;leaving my PC on for 5 hours..will revert to older one. don't wanna waste electricity.

titobhit85 August 3rd, 2008 04:21 AM

hello ever one it semm good

mansour40 October 15th, 2008 06:50 PM

thank you i love limewire
mansour

cgm707 March 8th, 2009 07:22 PM

Hi, I just tried this on Limewire 4.18.8. I had to go to View and choose Connections to add that tab. I deleted all the incoming connections. but I am not getting new connections.

Help!

Chip

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleepless (Post 309268)
This is only for users that have upspeed, which can handle it!!!

At least 30KB/s upload

You have to be connectable. That means there can be no wall in front of the blue earth


That major difference between Limewire Basic and Limewire Pro is that Pro connects to 5 UltraPeers (UPs) while Basic only connects to three. And also Pro let's you connect to 10 hosts for a download, while Basic lets you connect to 8 hosts (DSL and T1. T3 connection will allow more hosts)

But the most important part in using the Gnutella network is actually to be able to find the files, so on hard to find files, more connections for searching is better than few connections. Pro will give you 5 UP connections WOWSERZ :rofl: while being an UP will give you 32 connections :xeri_ok1ani: Also you will be helping the network by providing searches for other users.

So here is a little trick for the people that aren't automatically chosen for UP ;)

Even if you are not automatically chosen to be one, if your average connect time to the network is high enough (think 6 hours on average should do it), then you can just force it yourself by deleting the UPs you are connected to until you start getting many more connections (max is 32UPs and 32 leaves).

Important: There is an option in Limewire that gives you the choice of not ever becoming a UP. You can find it under Tools->Options->Advanced->Performance. Make sure the option called "Disable UltraPeer Capabilities" is not checked.

In Windows you can do this by going to Connections tab and highlighting a connection, then press Ctrl+A --> Del. You may have to do this a few times before you see the connections grow.

Also newer Limewire versions are to my knowledge not bug free, so you might want to use an older version. Just uninstall using the uninstall.exe in your Limewire program folder.

I had very good results using v4.12.06 but that might not be the case for you. It seems it depends a bit on computer setup.
Edit: Just tried this on 4.17.1 and two hours after install it worked ;)

Anyways, You can find older versions here: Download LimeWire Basic 4.12.6 - filehippo.com

Note: Limewire didn't have BitTorrent support until v. 4.13 but since their BitTorrent support sucks anyway, just use a proper program for that e.g. Azureus or uTorrent.



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