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Connection Problems Problems getting the LimeWire or WireShare program connecting to the Gnutella network. (not about connecting to files, that is a Download/Upload Problems section issue.) Please supply system details as described in the forum rules.
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Old September 9th, 2002
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Unhappy Connections Problems


Got some problems with connnections, can't connect to limewire. Although I did check it on telnet I do have a Gnutella ok. I also tried all the connection host names that I saw previously on this forum, I am stuck, I think that this problem might be due to the college network since it worked at home. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old September 9th, 2002
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Default Description of your Computer

Could you give me a complete description of your computer and your operating system? Where are you connecting from, etc.

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Old September 10th, 2002
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I have a 256mb imac, I operate on a Mac OS 9.1, never had problem before. Now I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, to go Northern Arizona University and can't use limewire. Everything else is working, internet, email programs and such. I thought it might be the college network but a telnet program I downloaded says it is GNutella ok. Hope this can help. Anything you have to offer would be great.
Awaiting your response
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Old September 30th, 2007
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jk1978 is flying high

I am having a similar problem. Limewire just stopped working. When I click the icon on my desktop it tries to start the program but about halfway thru the loading it just quits. I downloaded the new version thinking that might be the issue but still no luck. I have windows XP and connect to the inet thru a linsys system. Any thoughts?
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Old February 10th, 2008
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Default connection problems

for some reason my limewire is opening and i can play the music i already downloaded but i cant download new music. it keeps saying you are currently connecting to the network and it wont connect
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Old February 10th, 2008
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Make sure that you're only using 1 software firewall & that it's configured to allow LW.

Try the fixes in the post below. If nothing there helps, post back with your system details.
If LW Will Not Connect
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Old February 10th, 2008
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1. OS version? windows xp
2. What firewalls you have? windows one care
3. How much ram? how do i find this out?
4. Hard Disk space available? 20.6 gb
5. Connection type? broadband
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? motorola, sbv5120, surfboard cable modem
7. Where are you trying to connect from? house
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? 4.16.6, 1.6.0_03
9. Who is your ISP (Internet Service Provider)? optimum
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? it says your test worked
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? no
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. new problem
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? _ click here to see Sample image yes
14. For those using a modem/router, how is your modem/router set up...are you port forwarding or is UPnP enabled? wat is this? its connected directly to my notebook if thats what u mean
15. What security programs are you using (antivirus etc)? windows one care
16. What country are you living in? USA

Last edited by meximan; February 10th, 2008 at 07:02 PM. Reason: i upgraded from 4.16.3 to 4.16.6
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Old February 10th, 2008
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omg the upgrade helped thank you!!: PEACE:
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Old February 26th, 2008
Join Date: February 25th, 2008
Location: ottawa canada
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sandmann is flying high
Default connection probs

I had not used Lime wire for six months or so. Tryed yesterday and found I could not connect.
Downloaded update 4.1.6. Still NFG'd.
So I joined this forum knowing it could take a day of reading to figure out prob.
Or I could post a thread and rile the forum gods for not reading miles of threads first.
Today removed limewire sftwr. Redownloaded. Run. Poof all is well. Connected right away.
I am on dial up, but was thinking about Pro. purcahse anyway. The thing that stopped me was I realized that move was no garranttee of a connectioneither.
So before jumping thru hoops presented in this forum. Just try what I did.
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Old May 3rd, 2008
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Brittanyjhghgvhg is flying high

I'm having a connections problem also, I thought it was because of a firewall issue, so I turned Microsoft's block on Limewire off and turned off Norton completely, but it is still not working. If I remove my original Limewire and download it again I will lose close to seven thousand songs. Any ideas?
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