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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 September 22nd, 2007
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When i FIRST installed LimeWire i was able to download music, but now when i try to connect it fails ALL the time. I have made "exception" on windows Firewall but i'm still having problems with the connection.
Please could you help?! I am very new to this file sharing business (so i'm clueless!)
Your help and advice would be much appreciated!

Many regards

Zahura
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Old September 22nd, 2007
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Default Im done with it.

I have used Limewire for years now and I had problems with it when I first got my XP! I soon figured out it was a Zonelarm problem and fixed that. Sadly now I have Vista I am having problems again .... I have tried all the suggestions here and I know for a fact its not my firewalls, antivirus progs causing it. I can't be bothered going thru this grief every time I get a new OS. So until Limewire consider getting their act together I am going to be using Ares. It connects first time everytime and is way faster. Sorry Limewire but I have moved on.
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When i FIRST installed LimeWire i was able to download music, but now when i try to connect it fails ALL the time. I have made "exception" on windows Firewall but i'm still having problems with the connection.
Please could you help?! I am very new to this file sharing business (so i'm clueless!)
Your help and advice would be much appreciated!

Many regards

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Old September 23rd, 2007
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it worked for me yesterday, but when i went on to limewire it stopped working. instead of saying taht it had lost connection it said started connection and even after hours still wont go any further than 1 bar. So i tried what you said again without luck. What shall i do??????
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Old September 24th, 2007
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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:

OS X:
/Users/your_username/Library/Preferences/LimeWire

Windows:
C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire

Linux:
~/.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.

Thanks!


Susheel Daswani
Software Engineer

Lime Wire LLC
it worked for me yesterday, but when i went on to limewire it stopped working. instead of saying taht it had lost connection like before it said starting connection and even after hours still wont go any further than 1 bar. So i tried what you said again without luck. What shall i do??????
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Old September 27th, 2007
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Default Nope!!



I use Mac OS 10.4.9.
See my recent post regarding this. I give you all the details. I think Gnutella/Limewire must have a problem with connecting through a router, or maybe it has to do with Bellsouth DSL. Whatever.
This is doubly frustrating to me. Two years ago I made the mistake of presuming their 'update' was just that, and when I said ok I wound up having to pay another $24.95!!!!!!!!
So I have paid 50 bucks for software that won't work
Thanks a lot Limeware - get your act together. There are a lot of ticked off people out here!



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Old September 27th, 2007
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Did not work with my OS 10.4.9.
I think you are sincere in wanting to help. However, how do I get the problem fixed? Is there a support site with techies whose job it is to get everyone's Limewire up and running??
Please help us use the software we have paid for.
Thanks.
-Zhmmy
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Old September 28th, 2007
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well I have been watching this site for a few days and trying all sorts of suggestions to get limewire working. I have finally found my problem. I have 2 hard drives- I had an older version of Limewire on one that I don't use. As soon as I deleted it the one on my other hard drive started working!!! Yea!!
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Old September 28th, 2007
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I checked mine. I have two drives but LW is only on my main drive. Still can't connect. Hey, I've paid 50 bucks to them by mistakenly opting for an 'update' when their 'alert' kept showing up, and now LW won't work, period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old September 28th, 2007
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Please Help I am having problems with a Fire Wall and my MP3 Rocket I've tried just about everything. Why is this happening all of a sudden? My computer runs Microsoft XP Home edition Service Pack 2, I have a NETGEAR Router, and a program called Network Magic. Can you please HELP!!! This is very frustrating I was downloading up until two days ago and then it just stopped!!!!
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