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  #1111 (permalink)  
Old March 28th, 2007
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waiting for admin to let me know what prots are open in that range
Do u know what port BearShare uses default and i can try that

Sorry for the hassle
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Sorry no idea
He can do test to see what ports are free to use
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Default router problem

I don't know if you can help me. I have been using LW for a long time with no problem. Have just installed Linksys wireless router WRT54G and LW does not work anymore.

do you know if I have to configure anything in the router? If positive, what?

thank you for the attention.

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Old April 1st, 2007
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Here are the instructions to port forward your router...

Don't forget the static IP...there's a link to do this in the instructions...

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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Old April 4th, 2007
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Default Connecting


Thank you for the Info posted about deleting the directory. I have spent hours trying to edit ports in my firewall, following online tutorials about Belkin configurations and numerous adjustments of settings over the past couple months. All the while not being able to connect to LW. Then one 20 second fix and i'm back in the game.
Thanks again.
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Old April 7th, 2007
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Mine was working fine yesterday and today it's telling me I have no connection to the internet or just sits on search timing out passively.

What did I do in my sleep?
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Old April 7th, 2007
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Your LW's posessed

Sorry Give us your details & maybe we can help.
System details - help us to help you
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Old April 8th, 2007
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Unhappy Oooh Snaps....

hey I'm having troubles. I mean, LimeWire says I'm connected to the network, but when it comes to SEARCHING... NOTHING HAPPENS! I am behind a firewall & the brickwall does show up. I've read about every solution & have tried doodling with my firewall, but still NOTHING. It's frustrating to NO end! Is there something up with LimeWire? Cauz I saw some friends yesterday & they were all complaining about how LimeWire's not working for them either. I am stressing this because, believe me I am an experienced LW user & I have NEVER had this problem before.

Comp info:
WindowsXP Media Center Edition 2005
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007
512 MB
35.7 GB
connection - Cable
modem - Motorola SURFboard
connecting from - home
LW/Java version - 4.12.11/1.5.0_11
ISP provider - Time Warner
connection test said - "Your test worked!"
not sharing with any other computers
like I said up top, "1st time having this problem"
I do see the brickwall & all bars of LW are green

help is REALLY APPRECIATED... K thanx, gonna make like my smile there & bang my head into the wall in thee meantime
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Old April 8th, 2007
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If you're connected, delete LW's preferences folder when LW's properly closed. You'll find instructions in this thread, along with some other advice & tips to help if you're not seeing any search results
Blank results page

If you'd like to get rid of the firewall icon, make sure that you're only using 1 software firewall. If your PC-Cillin comes with a firewall, configure it to allow LW & make sure the XP firewall is off.
What's the model of your Motorola? Depending on the model, there's possibly an internal firewall.
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Ah, thanx for thee quick reply btw . But I've tried configuring my PC-Cillin firewall to allow LW with lil success. That link to where there are images that help you find LW's preferences is very helpful . Only thing is, when I unhide my "Application Data" folder "LimeWire" folder is NOWHERE to be found. But I did find thee other ".limewire" folder which is in my "Documents and Settings" with ease. Should I delete that one? Also I should probably mention that I've tried that Router Config in thee Options Menu of LW, also that ummm... Manual Port Forwarding method. Where I change thee listening port number to thee Manual Port number & then specifying that port in my firewall's settings. [Question] Should I try to input the original "listening port" number to the "manual port"? Could that work? Also, I ran into my friend who's more comp savvy than I am & he mentioned that my "router" might need "resetting"? Well how in the HELL do I do that?

Oh and my Windows firewall is off & my Motorola SURFboard is that slim upright black model (that's the only way I can describe it). The model number is... SB5101. Thanx again...
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