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First, thank you for your immediate and helpful response.

I have been using WireShare since version 5.6.3.1 (which was released on 2014-04-19) and for almost 5 years I have not had problems with connection. I usually start WireShare after I start my PC so it is always running. Some weeks ago I noticed that it failed to connect. I waited for some time to see whether the problem would disappear but it didn't. Before I posted this I had browsed through this forum and downloaded some LimeWire fixer- it turned out that it just extracted gnutella.net file to AppData. Last night I put that file to WireShare folder (AppData) but it did not help. So I followed your advice and downloaded a fresh copy of gnutella.net, copied it the WireShare folder in AppData but WireShare still cannot connect. Meanwhile I tested Shareaza and gtk-gnutella- they both were able to connect but after some time Shareaza lost Gnutella1 connection being connected only to Gnutella2. Is there anything else I should do to solve connectivity problems with WireShare? Any idea how to force Shareaza to connect to Gnutella1? All the time I see connecting status for Gnutella1.

It turned out that connection to Gnutella1 in Shareaza is shaky, sometimes it is lost, then the connection is restored.

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I disabled all Windows updates about a year ago. I also disabled my Antivirus and then started WireShare bit it failed to connect again.

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do you know whether WireShare and Shareaza have been abandoned for good just like Cabos, Gnucleus and Phex?

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For me the most solid and robust file sharing program I have ever used is eMule- for more than 9 years version 0.50a has been performing flawlessly- not a single crash, settings never lost, no connection problems. It is a pity that eMule has been abandoned.
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Would you be willing to try WireShare 5.6.6? This version seeks more than just a single GWebCache site for hosts. It also has updatable hostiles file. Some bug fixes. Different set of GUI icons.
See if that improves things.

I suspect your WireShare (WSHR) has very good average uptime. There is no reason why WSHR should struggle to connect.

You could delete the WSHR settings file but this would mean you will lose all record of previous average uptime and any port forwarding rule you might have set. If you had port forwarded for WSHR then you would need to re-add that in the program settings next time you started WSHR. (Settings > Advanced > Listening Port.)

If you decide to try deleting the WSHR settings folder, WSHR must be closed at that time. Likewise if you add any host file (gnutella.net). Delete the entire WSHR settings folder. Then start WSHR and re-do any necessary settings within the program like you previously had. Any improvement?

Do you normally port forward your p2p sharing programs? If not, it might be worthy of a considering. But each program will need a different port of operation.

I run WireShare (WSHR) 24/7 as an ultrapeer. Only thing I’ve noticed over the past couple of years is at times WSHR goes through periods of struggling to reach the minimum 27 peers (dropping down to 22 or so.) A lowering of average uptimes required in the code might help in this scenario when I notice hosts ignored due to low uptimes. WireShare has identical connection requirements as LimeWire did, however the network population is a small fraction of the size it was in those days and should not be quite so demanding.

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do you know whether WireShare and Shareaza have been abandoned for good just like Cabos, Gnucleus and Phex?
Neither WireShare or Shareaza have been abandoned. Bigjx simply has not released a WSHR update for a year or two. I believe his objective was simply to get the program working as it should be. Whereas my objective had been to improve the program and both re-add tools from LW 4 and new tools. However bigjx was not interested in this.

I’ve noticed an off-shoot Shareaza version. I suspected this was by one of the previous Shareaza devs. It uses a program id of RAZI instead of RAZA to represent Ivan’s version. It’s last code work was late 2018. But like various programs, unless there’s a major change or lots of little code changes over a period of time, a new release is often delayed until it’s deemed worthy of bothering people with the update. You should keep in mind Shareaza has not updated its G1 code in 15 or more years and is extremely elementary and notably outdated. Due to Shareaza relying upon TCP for searching and some other communications, it causes the network a lot of extra traffic and bandwidth overhead. The more modern programs only allow a percentage of such outdated programs to connect to them. Thus Shareaza hosts are heavily competing for available G1 connections.

There have been having some issues with working on the Phex project, it has a totally different compiling system to the Lime code programs. But compiling Phex is not the problem. Cabos is complicated in the sense it uses a different GUI compiling system and requires a specific independent software to compile the GUI. I’m also a member of the WSHR team in theory. I worked directly with bigjx between 2014-15 on WSHR but only worked upon peripheral things since, such as updating the hostiles. I’m more of a concept coordinator member in the projects, my coding skills are quite basic and weak. I could definitely do with some help. I definitely need help! I know the bugs, weaknesses and improvements needed for these programs. I’m almost embarrassed to say I’m members of projects where either nothing has been publicly released or little has been done so far. I'm all ears for anybody who knows Java coding. I either set all out to get something achieved or fall into procrastination if I get stuck.

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No, definitely not. But has been a periodic problem with the forum for some years. It can be highly annoying when the forum is misbehaving like that. Mainly when replying to a post and potentially finding my reply was totally lost and I need to try to remember what I wrote. I sometimes copy what I wrote before pressing the reply button.
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To me it seems like there is a problem with WireShare and Windows 10, the most recent updates. It worked fine for me (WireShare and others) until I the most recent W10 builds. I tried every suggestion and every possible solution that came to my head.
Keep in mind, WITHOUT ANY FIREWALL or ANTIVIRUS, it still does not connect or it partially connects like I said before - this only supports my theory that it has something to do with the most recent Windows Updates related to security.
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to me it seems like there is a problem with wireshare and windows 10, the most recent updates. It worked fine for me (wireshare and others) until i the most recent w10 builds. I tried every suggestion and every possible solution that came to my head.
Keep in mind, without any firewall or antivirus, it still does not connect or it partially connects like i said before - this only supports my theory that it has something to do with the most recent windows updates related to security.
well , yes there may be a chronic problem affecting the relationship between wireshare and windows 10 .
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well , yes there may be a chronic problem affecting the relationship between wireshare and windows 10 .
in the past , when there were problems connecting to limewire or lemonwire or any p2p app , the bottom left of the page would always show some activity ; the bars would change colour for a short time and then a note would appear saying something like , attempting to connect ;

but for the last 5 months those bars have been totally and completely unchanged ; just grey bars and the word connecting ; there has not been even one partial connection .
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To me it seems like there is a problem with WireShare and Windows 10, the most recent updates. It worked fine for me (WireShare and others) until I the most recent W10 builds. I tried every suggestion and every possible solution that came to my head.
Keep in mind, WITHOUT ANY FIREWALL or ANTIVIRUS, it still does not connect or it partially connects like I said before - this only supports my theory that it has something to do with the most recent Windows Updates related to security.
MY MODEM APPEARS TO BE A TELSTRA MODEL TG797nV3 ;

WHAT TYPE OF ROUTER OR MODEM ARE YOU USING .??
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To me it seems like there is a problem with WireShare and Windows 10, the most recent updates. It worked fine for me (WireShare and others) until I the most recent W10 builds. I tried every suggestion and every possible solution that came to my head. ...
Simply as a test you could try using an alternative computer account, perhaps temporarily setting one up and run WireShare to see if you have the same problems. You can of course delete a test account at any time.
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... but for the last 5 months ... just grey bars and the word connecting ; there has not been even one partial connection .
Do you port forward for those apps? This might be something to try. A google or portforward.com for your model would easily find instructions I'm sure. I found https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/...ing/td-p/84698 upon a quick search. But there's probably better descriptions out there. First you need to set up a static LAN address.
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Why is it that universal plug and play does not seem to work so well as it did in the past .
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