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  #1031 (permalink)  
Old August 22nd, 2006
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Works for mw fine!
Windoz XP
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Old August 25th, 2006
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i am using win xp

im sorry but i have tried absolutely everything put up on this forum and none of it works

can anyone help me with this problem please
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Old August 25th, 2006
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Nobody can help you if you don't give any information (I'm sorry, "I am using Win XP" is just not enough)
Tell us exactly what you've tried.
Also give details of your set up... scroll up this page a bit & you'll see the kind of info that's needed.
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Old August 25th, 2006
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so do you understand how to login to your router im sure its time to maby talk to someone on messanger and they can guide you threw it
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Old September 4th, 2006
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In the example above it is "false" Does it mean YOUR connection also has a problem? What does the "True/False" really imply?
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Old September 5th, 2006
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None of this has worked for me. I've deleted the stupid (.limewire) folder twice now. I even did the silly little fix of disabling the tip of the day box, with no effect, whatsoever. I am still unable to connect. NOBODY seems to know why.

The only thing that I can think of, is trying to (unsuccessfully) connect my laptop (which I'm having problems with) to my desktop through an Ad-Hoc network, using only a 2-way network cable. My friend is a networking guy, and tried to help me out, but he was stumped. I can't recall everything we did, but I know we were messing around with IP addresses, and subnets. I am a very computer literate person, but do not attempt to savvy myself as anything close to a networking guru.

The other thing, is that I connect through my office building. I know they have a firewall, so It doesn't matter if I turn mine off. The brick wall is, and was, always there. When I used to connect, I always had my windows firewall on, as well. However, I have spoken to my IT guy, and confirmed that his settings are no different than the settings he had, when my system was connecting to the Limewire network properly. It used to work like a charm, but now it doesn't...and it is frustrating.

I tried a lot of those links that guy mentioned at the top of the connection problem forum, and even did the TCP/UDP port thing he recommended. Nothing is working.

-I am currently running Windows XP Pro, Svc. pack 2.
-Limewire version: 4.12.6
-Java Version: 1.5.0_06
-My connection is through an internal ethernet port using an "Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection" Device.
-I am using the windows firewall. I also have PC-Cillin, but it is a piece of crap, and I don't know why I haven't just deleted the damn thing, but I have completely disabled it.
Now, though I connect through my office, where all the other computers are part of a domain....I am NOT part of the domain. We all use a proxy address to connect. We are all sharing a connection through a server. The server holds the connection, and basically splits it out, to the other computers. I have not had any trouble with connecting to the internet, since we tried to connect to my desktop, but I have not been able to get into limewire, (or party poker, hahaha, but that's a good thing). Could this have anything to do with my default gateway or DNS server settings???

thanks for your help. Hopefully, we can get this thing working.

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Old September 7th, 2006
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Default Limewire isnt connecting

i am using cablenet of my area and

i dont know wether they have blocked limewire from their main server bcoz i am using safefiles(though it suxx a big time u dont find anything on it) it iz working prefectly thought i do loose my connection in between downloads

my lan card model no. is Compaq NC3121 Ethernet NIC
my ip iz

listening port on my limewire pro iz : 45125
Router configuration: use UpnP

and on da proxy setting no proxyy

kindly help mee out
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Old September 8th, 2006
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Default ...

ok this thing is very serious i did everyhting i can
deleted dat limewire folder in C; documents and settings
it didnt worked
there is a brick representing firewall appears on bottom left corner
even after disabling windowz and dat microsoft firewall i have

I am also not very good in computer thingi so kindly help me in deatail give me accurate links so dat i am able to connect my limewire
although other clients such as ares and safefiles do work
and even soulseek worked but i didnt liked it

1. OS version? (Eg: Windows 98) XP Sp2
2. What firewalls you have? windowz firewall is on and i have miscosoftFirewall client Management
3. How much ram? 256 mb
4. Hard Disk space available? 10.6 GB
5. Connection type? (Eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) Cable
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?

Compac NC3121 Fast Ethernet NIC
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.

Limewire: 4.12.3
Java 1.5.0_06

9. Who is your ISP provider? ( AOL/MSN/Comcast/Tiscal)

I dont know about it

10. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.

I am connected through LAN so may b yes :S

11. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?
These details are vital if you want us to find out what your connection problem is.

It sayz your tes worked

* Did you configure your firewall so it allows LW full access (advisable not to have 2 active firewalls b/c they can interfere with each other.

yea i have followed da procedurebut it didnt worked
limewire jss keep on saying starting connection but does not connect

12. Do This test, Is the result True/False? Is the result True/False

it was negative i.e FALSE
13. Do a speed test post the results here.

34downloads 4uploads
but it increases in night
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Old September 10th, 2006
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I want help using LIMEWIRE from anyone who read this.The foll: are my system details:

Win Xp (Sp2)
LIMEWIRE PRO 4.10 & Java 2 standard platform edition
Motorola SB5101 (256 Kbps)
DSL Cable
Connect from home
Are you sharing a connection with other computers - NO

Can I USE Limewire with the above configuration...
Please HELP ME...........
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Old September 10th, 2006
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Hello to all!

My first POST.

I was with that problem, my problem was that a PC was a server with 2 net plates, and other PC with 1, and an internet for modem to cable, I called them in CROSS-OVER and I usually configured and using ANALOG-X I shared the internet and everything went well, but to play and to use limewire and emule he/she was not giving right, and after 2 days the problem was solved, then them configuration was in the following way.:

In the PC server with 2 net plates one with internet and the other called in way CROSS-OVER in second PC.
-OBS.: Two PC's are with WINXP SP2.

In the configuration of net plate in the control panel and later in connections, in the configuration of the net plate with internet, I went in TCP and later in properties I left as pattern that is usually already: TO OBTAIN ADDRESS OF IP AUTOMATICALLY.

In the net plate that is in PC 1 or PC Server:

TO USE FOLLOWING ADDRESS OF IP: Place the address of IP of PC Server, place here. (10.0.0.x - 192.168.0.x) where X=number any. Example:
Use 1 for it is easier to know than PC SERVER will be 1.
In sub-net mask I placed as example, it can place other number not leaving this goal, but to work it really places as used in this example. The rest leaves in white.

In the net plate that is with PC Client or PC 2 will be like this:

TO USE FOLLOWING ADDRESS OF IP: Place the address of IP of PC Client, place here. (10.0.0.x - 192.168.0.x) where X=number any. Example:
Use 2 for it is easier to know than PC CLIENT will be 2.
In sub-net mask I placed as example, it can place other number not leaving this goal, but to work it really places as used in this example.
In GATEWAY default it places PC SERVER'S IP, in the case if it goes I proceeded for the example.
What remained ALTERNATIVE DNS, leave in white.

Now test entering in some internet page.

OBS.: In the configuration of connection of the "internet explorer" for instance in configuration of LAN uses the address PROXY for IP of the SERVER and it carries if the program be used ANALOG-X it uses the door 6588 and in the same page it places in the top option to DETECT CONFIGURATIONS AUTOMATICALLY.

In LIMEWIRE or EMULE you it will usually configure, but in preferences you in the option of PROXY leave how it is or then don't place PROXY, In LIMEWIRE also, don't place PROXY, leave without PROXY. Try to connect some of the programs and ready.

OBS.: In case it is in NET it doesn't disable PC SERVER'S firewall. Hackers love that.
To liberate the doors of the limewire or emulate for PC SERVER, go in the configurations of the plate of net of PC SERVER. Then it goes in ADVANCED, in option-firewall choice the plate of NET that shares internet with PC CLIENT, later click in ADVANCED, in the case of the example, there will be in the first option, 2 selection boxes with each net plate, mark the two, choose the one that he/she is sharing with PC CLIENT and click in CONFIGURATIONS, later add the door that LIMEWIRE uses for TCP and for UPD, make that with it also EMULE, add the doors that he uses. This in the shared plate.

OBS.: ANALOG-X forever active in PC server: In ANALOG-X put the IP of PC SERVER in exemple

Now the program brings an option of checking the safety, that is the button " Check if proxy i in Open Mode ". You should press this button in the program to see if it is everything ok. It will show up the screen below that means that is everything ok:

In case you are with your connection proxy " open ", or be with risk of safety, he/she will appear the following screen:

Basically what defines this status open to strange connections it is the field: Proxy Binding, that if it is DISABLE, it means that you are with a risk of safety.
If it is everything OK, in PC SERVER it will be like this:--> <--

After having made all this, test limewire or emule.

Thanx to all, I wait to have helped.

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