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Old March 4th, 2007
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Default Firewall Issue?

I am a new user to Limewire. I downloaded and cannot open Limewire. A pop-up says that it might be a firewall. I have done all that I can with my firewall support and tried all the other suggestions in this forum. I can get Limewire to work when I turn off the firewall, but I obviously don't want to run it that way. When I tried to change the exclusions under "internet worm protection" as was suggested in one post the buttons were grayed out so I could not choose to modify exclusions. Separately, I did "permit all" for Limewire under programs, still with no luck.



1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows XP
2. What firewalls you have?Norton Firewall 2004 with yearly renewal/update purchased
3. How much ram?256
4. Hard Disk space available?not sure
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)DSL
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.)?House
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.4.12.11
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)?Frontier
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?Test worked
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.One laptop wireless connection
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.First try
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface?never get that far
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Have you tried reconfiguring the Norton firewall?
My firewall needs help

Also, make sure that the XP firewall is off, that will conflict with Norton.
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I tried that and no luck. I've tied so many of the suggestions in various other posts and still no luck.
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Default Similar problem

I've got the same problem with Windows firewall. I've added every single possible limewire program to the list of exceptions, and it still won't run. I turned off windows firewall for a sec and it works, so windows firewall is definitely the problem. What could be blocking limewire from acessing the internet?
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Go through the steps for configuring XP firewall below...just to make sure you haven't missed anything.
Firewall setup

Maybe remove all the LW exceptions & start from scratch again...see if that makes a difference.
Is the Windows firewall the only one you're using?
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Windows firewall has always been off and the Norton firewall is set to permit all for limewire. Limewire connects only when I turn off Norton firewall.
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I don't use Norton, so I don't know of any little tricks.
Have you tried uninstalling & then reinstalling the Norton firewall? Give that a try & if things are still not good, I'll see if I can find some Norton users for you
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Windows firewall has always been off and the Norton firewall is set to permit all for limewire. Limewire connects only when I turn off Norton firewall.
I give up this lime wire worked three weeks ago and now it stats its blocked by firewall yet its listed as a ok site tried everything I know any one esle have ideas that I can understand? need help thanks
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Pkot.
Just Delete all permisions for Limewire in Norton re start Computer & start L/W
Limewire will apply afresh, then set full permisions again,sometimes spam n crap create bugs it sometimes just needs a refresh.
Birdy Did mention this, but you never said you tryed it.
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sorry so fed up with this all latley don't have norton just xp seems maybe the problem is with verizon dsl I have three computers all have the same problem and all worked within the last thre months then boom unless xp changed something in a fix patch i didn't know about, i'm not that computer smart so I always watch what i change and such as to not dump them
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