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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 February 13th, 2007
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Everytime I open LimeWire this pop-up appears: "LimeWire is currently connecting to the network. Your search may not return many results until you are fully connected to the network."

Thereafter, no results will be found for any search.

Can someone help me?
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Hi Thedimholtroad.
System details - help us to help you

Recently there's been a problem with people not providing enough details about their setup - despite being asked again & again.

So let's make it easy for everyone...the details that we need if we're going to be able to help with complex problems are:


1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98, XP,OSX ) XP users Please state XP firewall on or off.?
2. What firewalls you have?
3. How much ram?
4. Hard Disk space available?
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.)?
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)?
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface?

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These are all contained within the sticky Connection problems? Check here first! but possibly some people are getting a bit confused or lost when we direct them to this sticky & ask them to provide their details.

This information can be vital
For instance, some ISPs are known for blocking p2p/throttling bandwidth, some connection devices are known for being unreliable in certain situations.

So please, help us to help you & provide as much info as you can.
If you're new to LW or new to computers & aren't sure how to answer some questions, or don't know what an ISP or router is - just say so. Nobody's going to yell at you:wink:
Even if you can't answer all the questions in one go...don't worry. Do the best you can & we'll take it from there.
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I have the same problem as Thedimholtroad (12.2.07). I subscribed yesterday and downloaded no problem. Today, however, keep getting message 'LimeWire is currently connecting to the network. Your search may not etc etc'. No results at all despite persevering.

Info to help:-
1. Windows XP:firewall on
2.Norton (Symantec)
3.512MB
4.
5.broadband
6.
House
8.version=latest 4.12.6
9.Tesco
10.did test - 'Test Worked'
11.no, not sharing
12. 2nd day of usage
13. Yes

To clarify, downloaded music successfully yesterday.

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Hi chuntzy
Try turning the XP firewall off first, 2 firewalls conflict with each other
Get back to us
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Quote:
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Try turning the XP firewall off first, 2 firewalls conflict with each other
Get back to us

Hi there

Have checked on the control panel. Windows Firewall already 'off'.

Back to you, thanks.
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OK
Its sounding like Tesco may shape P2P

What router have you ?
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Sorry, don't know what you're referring to.

Tesco connects us to the internet and then we use Mozilla Firefox.

We have a modem of course but as for 'router's ??

(I'm 64 and not well up in these things)
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OK
Its sounding like Tesco may shape P2P

What router have you ?
Just thought, did you mean LimeWire PRO?

30 minutes later (edited) - no, of course, you didn't mean that. I'm trying to delve into my PC to see if we've got a router without knowing it!

Tried but it's too techy for me IPv6 protocols etc..

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Sorry Man

Your (ISP) is your Internet service Provider
Its sounding like Tesco may shape P2P that means throttle, so file sharing programs wont work properly
Phone Tesco and ask them directly if there shaping Bandwidth !!

Have you given full permisions for L/W to pass through Norton. ?
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Have requested refund from digitaldownloads and this has been approved.

thank you for trying to help


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