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  #1051 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2006
Join Date: September 10th, 2006
Posts: 3
lwirkk is flying high

Originally Posted by Elkenfugel
um, i couldnt find anything in there that helped was all about servers and net plates? all i have is a regualr PC?

idk, did i look at the wrong one?

link me if i did



whats your problem....? Sorry to this question...
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  #1052 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2006
Join Date: November 1st, 2006
Posts: 1
Cianoo is flying high

Originally Posted by sdaswani
For those who are having trouble connection to the Gnutella network using LimeWire, we have a potential fix. You need to delete your WHOLE LimeWire preferences directory. The directory can be found in the following locations:


C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire


Please shutdown any instance of LimeWire you may have running, delete the whole directory, and then restart LimeWire. You should be able to connect.

I'd love to hear how this works for everyone.

Susheel Daswani
Software Engineer
Lime Wire LLC

Ace! Thanks Susheel
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  #1053 (permalink)  
Old November 6th, 2006
Join Date: November 6th, 2006
Posts: 9
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I know it seems redundant, and since there are so many writing about similar problems I don't know what thread to submit to. I have a problem going through my router, apparently, that I never had before. Had the same router for couple of years with no problem using Limewire, even through many successful upgrades and a firmware update. One day it worked the next it didn't. I have tried deleting the limewire preferences file, I have set up Windows firewall with every port change I've tried, I have set up a static IP and port forwarding with several port changes, I have set up windows 2000 compatibility mode. I know it is the router, because when I connect directly through the computer modem I have no problem. I can use Limewire a block away at work, so I know it is not being blocked by my ISP. I know the Linksys has a history in these threads, but just can't figure out why the sudden change. Here's my specs, and thanks for any help.

1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)Windows XP Home - SP2
2. What firewalls you have?Windows XP only - Use Avast for virus
3. How much ram?512 M
4. Hard Disk space available? 40+G free out of 80G
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) DSL Fiberoptics
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? Linksys WRT54G version 1.1 with latest Firmware
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.)? [COLOR="blue"******[/COLOR]
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. Version 4.12.6 and Java 1.5.0_09
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)? EATEL
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: 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. I have a Dell laptop and TIVO that access the wireless router
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. Have used Limewire for over 5 years, never had a problem until now even with this router
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? yes
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Old November 7th, 2006
*iLl RoK uR sOx*
Join Date: November 7th, 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 1
*BuFfY* is flying high
Angry PLEASE please sumbody help me!

Ok, ive tried everything 2 fix my problem and nothing works. I had LW 4.9.0 for a year or so then 1 day it stopped working, it wouldnt connect at all. I deleted every single trace of LW and then downloaded 4.12.6 and it still doesnt work! I still have only 1 connection bar, ive added LW and gnutella to the safe list on my Firewall but it still has the icon with the brik wall in front of the globe on LW. PLEASE HELP ME!!

Heres sum info on my comp + stuff...

1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows xp i think
2. What firewalls you have? Windows firewall (which i have on)
3. How much ram? i dont know
4. Hard Disk space available?
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) Dial up
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)? from 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 4.12.6 Java 1.5.0_06
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)? Westnet (my internet company)
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? says "your test worked"
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. i dont no, i dont think so
12. Is this a your 1st try at FW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. new problem. Limewire always worked just wondering what has happened and how i can fix it
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of FW's interface?yes, i dont thik it used 2 b there either, but i have the firewall allowing limewire and gnutella

I would really really appreciate sum1s help coz i miss using limewire and i need it alot for skewl projects and stuff and im really frustrated coz ive done almost evri thing 2 fix it!! thnx
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Old November 7th, 2006
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Two things you could try:
First,....delete the LW preference folder (the old one named " .limewire " and the new one named " LimeWire ":
Read here on how to delete these folders (Point #2 & 3 in Fixes for Limewire)
Afterwards reboot your computer.

Uninstall LW and all Java versions on your system. Reboot and then download the JRE offline installer of the newest Java version from here:
Install it and reboot again, then reinstall LW.
"Never Argue With An Idiot. They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience"
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  #1056 (permalink)  
Old November 9th, 2006
Join Date: November 6th, 2006
Posts: 9
gamy1193 is flying high
Default I still got nuttin'

In my last post on Nov. 6 I failed to mention several things that I have tried, but I have deleted both the .limewire and Limewire pref folders, reloaded Limewire and upgraded Java after the problems occurred. I have no problem with any other program through the router, and I downloaded a network mapping trial software suggested somewhere in here. No luck on any of those steps.

Read foolofthehill's response, which I assumed was to Buffy, but not sure. I didn't do the reinstall and upgrade in that order, but Java didn't seem to be my problem.

P.S. My previous post did not record my answer, but I am connecting from home.
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Old November 18th, 2006
Join Date: November 18th, 2006
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Default Where do I find that limewire file?

Where do I find the C:// file you keep mentioning? I would like to try it out and see if it fixes my connection problem.

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Old November 27th, 2006
Join Date: November 27th, 2006
Posts: 1
bongo1974 is flying high

Don't know if this is old news (ain't trawling thru this thread to find out), but this is what fixed it for me - had tried all the other stuff, disabling autoconnect, deleting /.limewire etc., none of that worked. What I did:

- Tools
- Options
- Advanced
- Firewall Config
- select 'Do Nothing' (Router configuration)

Restart - Limewire will now work.

When restarted, go through the above steps and this time reselect 'Use UPnP'.

It continued to work after that.

Hope that helps some of you.
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Old November 28th, 2006
Join Date: November 26th, 2006
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im using windows XP MCE that fix didnt work for me, though limewire sometimes connects upto the "good connection" level. but i still cant download anything
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Old December 4th, 2006
Join Date: November 6th, 2006
Posts: 9
gamy1193 is flying high

Didn't work for me either. Have tried everything I can find on this forum for months and still absolutely no progress in getting past my NAT firewall. Used to be able to physically bypass the router by connecting directly to ethernet cable, but last time I tried it would even connect that way. Pretty hopeless I'm beginning to see.
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