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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 July 10th, 2008
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phooozyy20 is flying high

i still cant get mine working
the dam firewall is STILL up
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Old July 10th, 2008
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Originally Posted by phooozyy20 View Post
i still cant get mine working
the dam firewall is STILL up
In Limewire Links (below) click on (If LW will not connect) and go through these fixes -- if still no good click on (Fixes for LW when LW isn't operating as it should) if after all this your problem remains click on (system details) fill in and post back here

Limewire links: (If LW 5 will not connect) (If LW 4 will not connect)(system details) (LW Clean Reinstallation Instructions) (setting up your firewall to accept LW)

LW links are changed at times to match the current problems.
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Old August 31st, 2008
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High,I am new to this forum I will tell you what my problem is and hopefuly someone can help me. When I start limewire and try to connect it says starting connection but stays there for a long time and sometimes does not connect at all.Has anyone else had this problem.
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Old October 25th, 2008
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I'm having problems trying to connect... I use to have limewire when I had dial up and never had a problem and now I have cable. I can't believe everything that I've tryed to do and it still don't work.. I've tryed a few of the suggestions off the forum.. still don't work.. I need help PLEASE
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Old October 25th, 2008
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Originally Posted by KLT4142 View Post
I'm having problems trying to connect... I use to have limewire when I had dial up and never had a problem and now I have cable. I can't believe everything that I've tryed to do and it still don't work.. I've tryed a few of the suggestions off the forum.. still don't work.. I need help PLEASE
So you've tried all the fixes in the thread here (click on blue link)? If LW Will Not Connect

If nothing there has worked, you need to provide your system details
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Old October 25th, 2008
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Default This really worked...

WOW all these things worked.. thanks
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Old November 6th, 2008
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First, how do I test if a socks proxy is working?

Secondly, the port of the proxy, in the settings, is this different to the listen port and the manual port forward number

At the minute the listen on port is 23720 and the manual port forward is 6346

The port for the proxy is different to both. Should this be the case?

I have tried everything and sill cant connect using a proxy
I'm with talk talk whio say they dynamically shape, but no matter what time I can't connect
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Old November 6th, 2008
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are there instructions for a recent version of limewire also?

The instructions are for an old version so I don't think I did it correctly
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Old November 12th, 2008
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Thanks for this tip, I was getting really annoyed with COX's tactics. I have one question though. COX says they have a problem with uploading. You're allowed to download whatever you want but they don't want you sharing (uploading). Will this keep them from detecting uploads or am I better off just not sharing any files? I ask because I've already been disconnected twice while using bittorrent, and if I'm disconnected a third time, it will be permanent.
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Old November 12th, 2008
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Hey 13lack0ut,
Your in Phx, Cox Sux. Tell 'em to Shove It, Like I did.
I use Qwest and have for Years with NO Problems. Have used uTorrent for a year-year 1/2 and All is Real Good.
Think about It.
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