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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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Old April 15th, 2007
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Your problem could lay with your ISP as they are known to filter p2p in some area's...

Just try this...See if there's a 98 option...
Right-clicking the Limewire icon and going to properties and change compatability setting to Windows 2000. (but only if you're using Windows 2000 or later.) Somebody reported changing to Windows NT compatibility fixed their problem despite not using that operating system version.

If that fails you may have to update your limewire...If you choose to do that, save your Pro installer to My documents, that way if another version of LW doesn't do the trick you can reload your old Pro...
Try both 4.12 and the latest Beta 4.13...
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Default yo i need some help

See here it is, i have a window xp computer, and i use people pc enternet connection. Everytime i sign on limewire I only get one bar, and when i try to search for some music it says your limewire is currently connecting, and untill then you cant search any music. Here's the thing even after an hour it's still only has one bar, so can somebody please explain to me what is happening here.
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Can you post these details please...
System details - help us to help you
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Smile connection is rubbish!!

hi..ive been using LW for a long time. never had connection probs.sicne 10/4/2007, my LW became extremely slow..the connection quality is always 1 green, then gos to 4...5 mins later, goes to 1 back...and downloads are slower now..also a file i downloaded became from 95% to 23%!!!! the file is 693MB..does anyone know how to solve these?

thanks...greatly appreciated!!
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Hi kadeer
System details - help us to help you Please.

Cut n paste these just the Questions,put your answers in bold text Thank You.

Recently there's been a problem with people not providing enough details about their setup - despite being asked again & again.
So let's make it easy for everyone...the details that we need if we're going to be able to help with complex problems are:

1. what OS version? (eg: Windows 98, XP,OSX, Vista)
2. What firewalls you have ?
3. How much ram ?
4. Hard Disk space available ?
5. Connection type (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) ?
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers ?
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.) ?
8. What version,LimeWire & Java,Go to L/W's Help/About L/W, THIS show both LW & Java version.?
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider) ?
10. Do this test click here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ should say 'Your test worked!. What happens ?
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.?
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface ?
14. Have you given full permisions for LimeWire to pass through your Firewall ?
15. XP users, Please state XP firewall on or off.?

These are all contained within the sticky Connection problems? Check here first!
but possibly some people are getting a bit confused or lost when we direct them to this sticky & ask them to provide their details.

This information can be vital
For instance, some ISPs are known for blocking p2p/throttling bandwidth,
some connection devices are known for being unreliable in certain situations.

So please, help us to help you & provide as much info as you can.
If you're new to LW or new to computers & aren't sure how to answer some questions,
or don't know what an ISP or router is - just say so. Nobody's going to yell at you:wink:
Even if you can't answer all the questions in one go...don't worry. Do the best you can & we'll take it from there.
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. what OS version? (eg: Windows 98, XP,OSX, Vista) XP
2. What firewalls you have ? Windows Firewall
3. How much ram ? 256MB
4. Hard Disk space available ? 60GB (80GB hardisk)
5. Connection type (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) ? Broadband 512k
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers ? no router
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.) ? [B******[/B]
8. What version,LimeWire & Java,Go to L/W's Help/About L/W, THIS show both LW & Java version.? Java:1.6.0 LW:14.12.11
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider) ? TMNET SDN BHD(Malaysia)
10. Do this test click here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ should say 'Your test worked!. What happens ? Your Test Worked!!
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. No
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.? new prob with expreiced user
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface ? no
14. Have you given full permisions for LimeWire to pass through your Firewall ?yes
15. XP users, Please state XP firewall on or off.?On but could download(earlier!!)
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Now i uninstalled LW 14.12.11 and installed 14.13. kinda fast..no change made to Java..
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Has that fixed your problem.

P.S.... There is no version of L/W, 14.12.11 or 14.13
I think you mean 4.12.11 or 4.13.
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Old April 19th, 2007
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Default Turbo connection but "enabling open info sharing"?

Hi all, new to this so here goes!
My prob; LW opens and seems to connect perfectly with a Turbo charged connection. If i do a search all the results come in quickly but when I try to download I just get a "connecting" message. Also, the minimal box at the bottom of the screen constantly says "enabling open info sharing"
Here's my info;
1. what OS version? Vista Home premium
2. What firewalls you have ? Just the windows one.
3. How much ram ? 1GB
4. Hard Disk space available ? 132Gb5. Connection type Broadband, ADSL2
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers ? Standard BT home hub.
7. Where are you trying to connect from; [B******.[/B]
8. What version,LimeWire & Java; LW 4.12.11 Pro, Java 1.6.09. Who is your ISP provider; British Telecom, BT
10. Do this test click here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ should say 'Your test worked!. What happens ? It does work!
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. No
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.? 1st try
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface ? Yes.
14. Have you given full permisions for LimeWire to pass through your Firewall ? Yes
15. XP users, Please state XP firewall on or off.? Using Vista firewall

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My motherboard crash so I built another computer clean hard drive etc.. installed wxp pro and did the up dates also installed norton antivirus and basic utilities. before my motherboard died I was able to logon to limewire, i was running the same wxp pro and norton stuff, Now since I installed and bought the new limewire program I can not logon. when I launch the program now all that happens is the little box that says limewire on it comes on for a second or two then goes away and thats it I have removed all other copies files what every from the other hard drives and installed limewire on the clean harddrive. Someone please help
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