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Old May 11th, 2020
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Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings View Post
Sounds like BearShare is either totally firewalled (most likely) or cannot find a single good connection (probably both.)Advice is to port forward a port for BearShare.
The way to do it is:1. Set up a static internal ip address:
(This is only your LAN address, not external ip address. Example: Router might use and your computer might be using or, etc. Different types of router might use very different LAN addresses. Example: Port forward rules are based around a specific internal address. Without a static internal address, each time you reboot your computer your internal address might be different and the port forward rule will no longer work.)

2. Forward a particular port for your model of router:
Most routers will allow you to set the rule for both UDP and TCP. If yours does not then do separate rules for each of UDP and TCP after you log-in to the router's control centre. Some routers refer to the port forwarding as port mapping and some refer to it as virtual server.
3. Be sure BearShare is using that particular port, which you can find in BearShare's settings.
I will post a fresh BearShare host file at some point over the next day or two. So keep an eye out for either of these two links: VPN Österreich
BearShare would need to be totally shutdown and not sitting in system Tray when you replace the host file.
Keep in mind the BearShare ultrapeer population is noticeably very, very low. BearShare reserves 18 peer slots (out of 26) and 37 leaf slots (out of 45) for BearShare hosts, which means most connection slots will end up being empty.
Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings View Post
Note: if you hover your mouse's cursor over each of BearShare's red lights, a small contextual window will show that explains what each red light is telling you.

Thanks for the tips in this post - they helped me a lot and I finaly fixed the issues with bearshare
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