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Old April 9th, 2005
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St3vo28 is flying high

what if i cant setup a static ip??
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Old April 14th, 2005
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i can't get LW to work, and i think that my school is blocking the ISP. I have tried to do the instructions on the board... such as forcing the IP etc. and it said that you couldnt' force to 6340 if it is being blocked, so i was wondering what i would force it to? also if i try to use a sock5 ip address what port would i use?

when i clicked on
it came up as being "unavailable" i have also tried deleting all of the preferences. thanks
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The 6346 test page has been down for about a week. You can try another port no. I think on an earlier page I listed a port that someone else used with success. Why not try a port in the 4XXX or 5XXX range. Port selection & proxy no. are not related per se. * Edit: Ports from 49152 - 65535 are open ports, worth trying.

(Static ip setting up is often described by modem-router instruction/support pages if that's required.)

Alternate methods & proxy types:

Another Insight proxy solution

http proxies

A Successful http Proxy Solution

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

2. HOW TO bypass Internet Censorship or

Last edited by Lord of the Rings; November 12th, 2008 at 11:31 PM. Reason: Added port information in 1st paragraph.
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Old April 19th, 2005
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Default My Ports are Blocked

I am at a university campus and virtually all my ports are blocked. Does anyone have a list or know which port I can force that wouldn't be blocked? I have tried several and have had no luck. It seems that everything is blocked.

Please Help, Thanks
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If you hadda read the thread & all the links & particularly in the previous post then you'd know your answer.
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Old May 1st, 2005
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i tried using the "your-freedom" Socks5 tunnel thing with the tips here and finally got around my unis firewall (little slow but it works). thanks so much people.
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Old May 18th, 2005
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Default Blasted IT people

I to am having trouble connecting, but I'm at work. For a long time Limewire wasn't a problem here but now, no connection. And I've tried to read all the links that have been suggested but they all have been blocked by "Information Security". Furthermore, It's hard to get proxy lists because those sites are blocked as well, I have to glean what I can from the search results that have Proxies in the result description. And I've tried a few using the methods here to no avail. I'm pretty much outta luck huh? I wouldn't mind just that right now I don't have a home connection so all my emailing, surfing, and downloading has to be done at work.
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Old May 26th, 2005
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Default my isp said they block ports 8 ,1433,1434

limewire does not use those ports so it cant be mi isp(verizon who is blocking those ports. i used limewire and azueres but 3 weeks ago i just couldnt use it anymore and i just started using azerues and i loved it. i dont know what i can t p2p programs anymore. i was downloading 10 gb that day i couldnt use it anymore. i dont know what to do i used the proxy thing and it only worked for about 3 hours then it got disconnected. what does it do that?......and why do ports get blocked or why cant i use any p2p program anymore? that's very strange . so is that it once your isp blocks your ports do you have to use proxys for now on? that sucks that the only solution?...... please help.....

thanks sabrina devlin
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Old May 29th, 2005
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Default Er...

Okay, I have a slight problem...

My ISP is InsightBB, and yet I have no problems connecting. I instantly get all green bars and it says "Quality: Excellent".

And yet my searches never turn up ANYTHING. And just to test it, I searched for things that would obviously turn up results. I typed in "Britney Spears" in the Audio search under Artist, and got nothing. Not ONE result. I've had LimeWire two days and can't get a result on anything.

I tried doing the fix thing posted here. Still got nothin'.

Weird thing, WinMX works fine on this computer. However, my Kazaa Lite Revolution won't connect at all.

What the Hell is wrong with my computer?
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Old June 2nd, 2005
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i have a problem with limewire too. whenever i download it, everything works, but when i click on it, absolutely nothing happens!!! I've tried what seems like almost everything, but it still won't work. I've tried downloading it and redownloading it over and over. Someone's got to have some advice!!!
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