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  #1011 (permalink)  
Old June 27th, 2006
Join Date: June 27th, 2006
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Lord_Draik is flying high

Thank you thank you thank you man,
I've been tring to fix it for a week,
This really helped me out alot, thank you.
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Old June 27th, 2006
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Lord_Draik is flying high

But I just got a problem,
I have an ADSL Connection, using Linksys (WAG54GS)
The speed is 512Kb/sec,
The problem is:
I have this fast connection, yet when I download using lime wire,
it only downloads at 1Kb/sec & most of the time at less speed!!
I just deleted my properties, so that's not it,
& the download is set to unlimited.

Please Help
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Old July 17th, 2006
Join Date: July 17th, 2006
Posts: 1
scotteboy is flying high
Default Help me pleeeease!

hi folks,
ive been using limewire with no probs for a year,since last week its showing no connection.ive disabled the firewalls and direct connect option still no joy.I see java come up alot here,what is it and could this be my problem? I have literally changed none of my settings its just stopped connecting.I am using windows xp.Any help would be appreciated,thanks
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Old July 17th, 2006
Join Date: July 14th, 2006
Posts: 2
Botka is flying high

tried deleting the folder, did not work. i still have just one bar that is green. tried manual port configuration; followed all the steps described in Lime help. still does not work!
just one green bar!!

somebody pls help!!!!!!!!!!
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  #1015 (permalink)  
Old July 27th, 2006
Join Date: July 27th, 2006
Posts: 4
AnniiKa is flying high

this worked for me, and im using Windows XP.

Go to
Options>>Speed>> and check the box "Disable Ultrapeer Capabilities"
and then go to
Downloads>>Maximum downloads ; 4

i hope that worked for you
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Old July 27th, 2006
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squid267 is flying high

thanks its worked i use windows xp.everyone jut a hint do not delete the folder delete everything inside the folder this is for windows
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Old July 28th, 2006
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annr is flying high

I was having probs connecting to lime wire always said I had no Internet Connection .And I just called my Inernet service they said They Just upgraded all there systems and that I cannot Use limewire now they have it Blocked . And I have Pro How do I go about getting my money back i have Paid twice for it Once was the 18.00 and the second was 14 something I Iam not gonna pay for some thing I cant use .
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Old July 28th, 2006
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AaronWalkhouse is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

Your best option is to switch to another ISP, preferably one that doesn't
censor their customers access or uses AT&T (which routinely eavesdrops
on everybody illegally) for it's backbone networking. Your ISP does both.

In your neighborhood I wouldn't trust any internet provider without checking
their reputation and history at carefully. Many of them
use AT&T without disclosing that to their customers.
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AaronWalkhouse is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

By the way. What is the name of that ISP?

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Old July 30th, 2006
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Posts: 7
MontyMole is flying high

I have problem wit connection in last three days. Before my LW worked just fine, without any problems. Can you tell me what is wrong. I've tried nearly all tips from FAQ's, help, and this forum. Nothing helped.
1. OS version? XP SP2
2. What firewalls you have? Windows Firewall
3. How much ram? 512MB
4. Hard Disk space available? 3GB or more
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) Cable
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? I don't know that
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)? Home
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. 4.12.3 & 1.5.0_03
9. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)? Duga - http://duga*********/
10. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. No. Well, I'm connected to my ISP over LAN cable, so I don't know details.
11. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. For about a month since I've installed LW everything worked well. Without a minor problem. But last three days problems occured.
12. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? Yes, but I saw it earlier too, when it worked fine.
13. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? I've got message Your test worked
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