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Old June 2nd, 2003
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Default I downloaded the spanish version

and it doesn't connect at all. Don't know if it's because of the language or what... The previous version worked well. But I can't see any answer yet around here!!!
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Old June 2nd, 2003
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Default Sorry...

I think I didn't xplain myself as I'm supposed to do as an user. I think for the developers is very difficult to find what's going on if we don't post more info to solve this:

(The previous version worked very well on it, but everytime I launched it, it came with: the installer will guide you through a serie of steps to configure LimeWire for optimum performance... etc. Since I don't know very much about setting and configuring ABOVE the normal knowledge, I always had to configure Lime before I could use it... so if somebody wants to teach me -on a very simple way, of course- how to solve this problem, maybe I'll stay with the version before this 2.9.8 thing...)

My connection: Modem 56 K (Motorola... It sucks!)

I haven't installed the Java Runtime, is it that necesary?

My firewall: Zone Alarm (but it let the previous version work! do I have to change a setting or what?)

Router: what on earth is that? please don't kick me, I'm new on this, but enough experienced to answer:

Connected to the internet when trying to download anything? hmmmm... of course, YES.

Right now I'm downloading the ENGLISH version, to see if maybe that was the remote problem... please, wish me luck so I can share my rare music files with ya all...
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Old June 3rd, 2003
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osu_uma is flying high

thanks for the specific information. it makes all the difference.

i'd say the issue is zonealarm.

i don't know how zonealarm works in detail but generally you have to specifically allow an app to access the internet, otherwise the firewall will block it.

you probably at some point told zonealarm to let your old version of limewire get through, but you might have to do that again for the version of limewire you just installed (different name of application or whatever).

actually, afaik, the firewall should give you a warning message where you can choose to let limewire through or not. If you chose to block it, you have to go back to the firewall settings and change them to allow limewire.

to add to the confusion, some firewalls (at least norton does it) don't report limewire as "limewire" but as "Sun Microsystems Java Web", so be sure to allow that to access the internet.

i hope that helps. please let us (the forum) know whether you got it to work and how.
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Old June 24th, 2003
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Thumbs up Thanx Osu!

Well, now I realize the subject of my post is wrong: I meant "I downloaded the "Windows International" LimeWire setup... not the "spanish" version... oops.

A few days later I downloaded the english setup version and for any reason I don't understand yet very well, the interface kept working on the spanish language, I mean, some of the files weren't erased by the uninstaller so I kept reading everything on this language... !?

But that wasn't all... THIS TIME IT WORKED! It connected and since then I have downloaded a few songs And I have to add that since the installer asked me if I wanted to install the "JAVA RUNTIME" and I said YES (and it took an hour to download such thing -56kb modem...- ), now I don't disconnect as easy as before! I mean, before I installed this thing, my connection failed every 10 minutes, and I had to dial up again and again, but now... I don't know how this plug-in works, but I have to say I'm very happy I installed it, IT KEEPS ME CONNECTED SOMEHOW!

So then it wasn't Zone Alarm's problem at all, but thanks Osu for giving me an opinion and a possible solution (now I do like this firewall and this WinY2K)... and I love my LimeWire version too!

But hey... now that 3.0.2 is available... can I take the risk again? O_o I assume I have to... wish me luck ya all!!
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