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For More Proxy instructional help (click here)

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More Help Here

Late edit: Try also 1. Tor alternative (click on link) A1 top technique & also

2. HOW TO bypass Internet Censorship or HOWTO bypass Internet Censorship, a tutorial on getting around filters and blocked ports


3. (a) HTTP proxy blocks P2P This one worked!!! Uses http tunnel. _ (b) Forums > Get P2p Working Behind A Firewall

Other interesting approaches which includes masking ip, etc. (a) Secureix / http://www.secureix.com/index.shtml,
(b) Privoxy - Home Page, ___ (c) Tor: anonymity online, ___ (d) Limewire with Tor-Privoxy Problem, ___ (e) SOCKS for P2P???

If you need help changing your IP address and you can't figure out SecureIX, go here


BTW Here's an example of how a p2p bandwidth shaper can work: Bandwidth Shaper Sample - typical of how some ISP's use it (click on link) ie: giving priority to net surfing & low priorities to p2p sharing. However there are different types of filtering & filter programs that are used. One of them being Sandvine. Amongst the techniques sometimes used is port blocking of those using p2p sharing programs. Perhaps initially a detector after which a filter of some sort is applied to that particular user.



Blocked Ports? Try one in the free range of (49152 - 65535). Others to try are 1111, 3500, 4008, 1203, 10000, 15189, 80, 20282, 22817, 19515, 25079, 443, 427, 34599, 40475. Port 64049 has worked well for many.

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Internet Bandwidth Shaping
(copy from a University's Policy page)

In order to help ensure that the University's Internet connection continues to effectively meet instructional needs and the University's academic mission, the University uses bandwidth shaping (aka" traffic shaping") to manage its Internet data traffic. Bandwidth shaping assigns priorities to data traveling to and from the Internet. Bandwidth shaping helps us better manage our Internet connection, and provide more reliable Internet services to our campus community.

What it is
The device the University uses to shape Interent traffic is a single purpose hardware and software solution. Our "bandwidth shaper" is located between the campus network and our campus firewall.

What it does
The bandwidth shaper does two things: network monitoring and bandwidth shaping. We can monitor our campus Internet connection for types of traffic using our network bandwidth. We can also see the computers using the most bandwidth. Traffic shaping lets us set rules for how we want to use our Internet connection. For example, we can say that web traffic from instructional areas get the highest priority on our Internet connection.

What it doesn't do
The bandwidth shaper does not affect data traffic within our campus network. Data traffic to and from university computers on campus for e-mail, the registration system, network neighborhood and other campus resources are not affected by traffic shaping. We only prioritize traffic going to and from the Internet.

How it prioritizes University Internet traffic
We can shape Internet bandwidth by virtual channels and by individual connections. We organize by the type of Internet application being run. Our intent is to place instructional needs first. Web traffic gets highest priority. Peer-to-peer traffic is limited, and prioritized based on bandwidth available.

Sample Graphs from the bandwidth shaper
Following are sample utilization graphs from the bandwidth shaper. These graphs show the top 10 applications using the university's Internet connection for inbound and outbound traffic. Rates shown are AVERAGES, not peak traffic, measured during a low volume one hour time period.

INBOUND Traffic


OUTBOUND Traffic


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Manual Port Forward is on both versions of LW. If yours doesn't have one then perhaps you didn't get yours from LW & it's a scam version. See Manual port forward instructions & sample image LW's menu Tools > Options > Advanced > Firewalls

This is the manual port forward (previously called 'force ip') for windows. There's no difference. You would use port 6346 except in circumstances where your isp provider is blocking this range of ports.
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I have tried every method that I have saw on these message boards. I bought pro 3 days ago and can't seem to get past the connecting message. I had free limewire installed on this same computer in November and had no problem. Can you think of anything else I might try. When I tried the force port method, I did get an error message that I didn't have internet connection or firewall blocking. I am using XP but don't have the firewall running. Could I have another one installed that I don't know about? Please help me!!
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yeah. I've tried everything i read. nothing. Even when I turned off the firewall, it says that firewall is blocking it from connecting.
Why are we all spending our time on this thing that's not working at all? How is it better and efficient!!! bs
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The program works great! Unless you go thru an isp provider that slows speeds for p2p or blocks p2p or ports or a business that blocks certain programs or complicated routing equipment or going thru a university/school many of whom now block p2p, then LW works great. Don't blame LW for your own circumstances. If you want trouble-free use of LW then overcome or stay away from the above types of problems. Setting up a proxy is a last resort to overcoming these issues.
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My Problem: I downloaded Lime wire and when it says connecting down by the red boxes, only the smallest one turns green. When I type in a search - Ex. 50 cent - the blue bar that goes over "50 cent" gets very close to the end and stays there for ever.

I have windows XP. I have tried puting in that gnutella stuff that the limewire website gave me. I also tried turning my firewall off. I even tried your method, but I still get the same problem. Can you help me?

P.S. What is an isp?
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isp = internet service provider

hsojjosh your problem doesn't sound as though it's to do with blocked ports at least. Nor does it look like an isp problem from what I can see. It sounds like you're rushing into using LW. Let LW settle before using. Be that 20 mins or over 30 mins. And don't use the Resume button on all your files or your connection quality may suffer. Check out all the links you come across from this link HERE (click on link)
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There's always a chance your isp provider has applied some type of filter or blocked ports.

Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say ‘Test Page was a Success’. What happens when you go there?

And you tried deleting LW's preferences folder whilst LW was closed? Instructions: Fixes for Limewire
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So there you go. Amazing what a reboot can do to help stop some other processes that shouldn't be there, etc. (Answer acquired via pm. I have also had this issue where a reboot solves some simple issues. Just thought I'd finally say why the past few posts seem to be loners. lol )

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