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Old February 11th, 2007
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it used to work but its behind a firewall, i think ive tried everything!
windows firewall is off and i cant find how to config avg anti virous pls help me im about to give up. dan
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Start by looking here.
Connection problems? Check here first!

Are you using the free version of AVG? That doesn't have a firewall.
Give some details please.
System details - help us to help you
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Old February 15th, 2007
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1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) = XP HOME
2. What firewalls you have? = WINDOWS
3. How much ram? = ?
4. Hard Disk space available? = LOADS
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)= BROADBAND
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? = SAGEM FAST 800E3
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex =school, student accomodation, work, etc.)? = HOUSE
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. LW=4.12.11 , 5.1.0_10
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)? TISCALI
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?= 'Your test worked
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. =NO
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. =I HAD SAME PROBLEM WITH 360 DELETED THAT INSTALLED LW WORKED GREAT FOR MONTHS. NOW NOT.
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? =YES
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Tiscali. Ouch.

Search the forum for Tiscali & you'll see a lot of people are in the same boat.

can't connect between 5pm-11pm
Tiscali blocking Limewire
Limewire working perfectly - now not at all !!

I have found a solution to getting Limewire to work with Tiscali

Is LW not connecting at all, or is it just the firewall icon that's bothering you?

Have a look through those threads. See if the solution works for you. You'll also find more info about changing ports within a couple of threads. Changing to a higher port has allowed a couple of people to connect

I don't think that your modem has an internal firewall. Are you using a router as well? Just double check the config of your Windows firewall.

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Can't find the Force IP option.
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Are there any hidden firewalls?
Until yesterday everything worked just fine: no brickwall.
Sometimes , for some reason, the brickwall reappeared; so with Windows XP I used to restore the system to the previous day and everything worked normally again. What made that brickwall reappear I don't know.

Still yesterday that solution didn't work.

I disabled all my firewalls: windows firewall, my Trend Micro PCillin firewall, my router (Orange livebox firewall) so puzzled I was, but nothing doing LW was still behind a firewall!! So, what firewall could it be?

Because I need protection I turned on my antivirus firewall again, also my router's which is configured to allow LW anyway.

For months on end everything worked perfectly and suddenly, somewhere a firewall is running and I can't turn it off.
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Sometimes, for some reason, the brickwall reappeared; so with Windows XP I used to restore the system to the previous day and everything worked normally again. What made that brickwall reappear I don't know... I disabled all my firewalls: windows firewall, my Trend Micro PCillin firewall, my router (Orange livebox firewall) so puzzled I was, but nothing doing LW was still behind a firewall!! So, what firewall could it be?
Don't use 2 software firewalls. They have a tendency to clash with each other and result in unreliable results & less security. So choose one or the other. In your case, either XP or PCillon firewall. Disable the other. And make sure you configure the one you use to allow LW full access.

Most routers have internal NAT firewalls. Some have UPnP which allows a UPnP capable program like LW to communicate with the device to open a port when it is open. However, different brands of routers use different UPnP technology, and some UPnP implementations are not reliable. It's my guess that this is your problem. It may take some time for the UPnP to be triggered or else, it is simply unreliable. The best answer in that case is to forward a port in the router.

Their website was not very helpful. After a search, it seems other people have had problems with that device. See Forums - Can't connect to my Orange Livebox - PC Advisor; ie: the firewall not turning off.
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I have no problem downloading music, but when it comes to movies , I havent been able to download any. It says connecting, then downloading from how ever many hosts then it goes back to waiting on host... and the cycle repeats. My computer is XP and Im using dsl connection.Is this normal? Or do I need to change a setting somewhere? Am I having a firewall issue?
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Those are probably fakes. Learn how to spot them:

How to spot and avoid fake search results.
How to use Bitzi
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Well I have an Westell 2200 Wirespeed Modem can u help
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