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Connection Problems Problems getting the LimeWire or WireShare program connecting to the Gnutella network. (not about connecting to files, that is a Download/Upload Problems section issue.) Please supply system details as described in the forum rules.
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Yes, delete the .limewire folder. You must've used a much older version of LW at some stage, that's the old prefs location. After you delete that folder & restart LW, you should see the LimeWire folder within Application Data from now on.

Your SB5101 is just a modem & doesn't seem to have a firewall. Do you have a router as well?

Try this link for a tutorial about configuring the PC-cillin firewall. You have to click the link at the bottom of the screenshots to see each successive page.
http://www.leeindy.com/firewall_pccillin-1.shtml

You could also try disabling that firewall & configuring the XP firewall instead. See if that makes any difference You can try adding the listening port number to LW's manual port forward box (they both have to be the same number)...I don't really think it'll help but you never know! Since your connection is fine (all green bars) I would've thought you'd be able to see search results. Being firewalled doesn't necessarily mean that you can't search or download.

Update your Java, that won't hurt. Use the JRE offline installer & remove your old Java version before you install the new one.
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
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Hi,
I am using 4.0.7 version of limewire. it does not get connected but the latest version of limewire gets connected to network easily .
is this old version not supported anymore ?

pls help me out .

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Datul Hi
In a word NO, its java that no longer supports very old versions.
OK friend.

Follow these instructions exactly.
So, you need to Go, Start/All Programs/LimeWire n Uninstall all L/W versions.
Do Not Uninstall From Change or Remove Programs.
Re BOOT Your computer NOW.

Now Go to, Start/Search/click on all files n folders/more advanced options/
& make sure, case sensitive, is not ticked. (all other boxes should be ticked)
Now!!, Put limewire in box, (all or part of file name) & click search.
Delete everything found, including Prefetch folder, (I mean everything)
Re BOOT Your computer NOW.

Now! Go to,
START/Set Program Access/Change or Remove Programs,
now completely remove all versions of java.
Re BOOT Your computer NOW.

Now! Use this Link to get (jre-6u1-windows-i586-p-iftw.exe) Use the off line installer, NOT the (recommended) one,
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
When Download is completed.
Disconnect from internet, close ALL apps n reinstall java.

Now!! Use this link to download latest L/W version using the off line installer
http://www.limewire.com/
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hi
I have old version of limewire that is 4.0.7 . I have used above methods to connect but it still does not get connected to network . what may be the issue ?

is this old version of limewire mo longer supported ?
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thanks mick ,
i will be trying thinow an know soon whether it worked ?
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hi mick
in the last line u have said to insall latest version of lime wire . i still want to use 4.0.7 , does ur solution work with this old version ?

i have tried but it did not work.

Atul
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Datul Hi.
It will not be possible to use, because Limewire will not work without java &
java is always being improved & upgraded.
4.0.7 is now finished, so try as you might no amount of reinstalling will help
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mick ,

could u pls ensure that 4.0.7 no longer works anywhere?
One thing would be to ensure is that if i get to talk to someone who works for limewire community , like some developers or designers of lime wire software .
could u pls help me out in this regard?

Thanks mick
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Hi datul,
I don't have a version as old as you, oldest I have is 4.8.1
My 4.8.1 still works (with Java 6), but honestly...I wouldn't use it , unless it was as a test for someone. You might want to look at the LW changelog...then you'll be able to see exactly what changes have been made since 4.0.7.
http://www.limewire.com/english/cont..._history.shtml

There have been some huge improvements since way back then & LW is so much better now. You don't have to get rid of your 4.0.7 installer if you love it, but do consider the newer versions...they're great

Sorry for jumping in Mick, hope you don't mind
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thanks birdy
the reason why i am using lime wire 4.0.7 because compression option is not mandatory in this , but higher version to this, this option has been declared mandatory .
i want to see its uncompressed packets and write some decode for them .
anyway, thanks for the help guys !!

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