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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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Does it delete your current downloaded files?

thanks
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Doesnt matter... I took the leap of faith and tried it and it worked... thanks

It deleted my downloaded sking though

Ah well, thanks again
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awesome that deleting the directory totally worked for my windows xp 2002 edition thanks a lot
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Hi guys

I live in an apartment block and I have a network point in my room to access the internet, but I cant get Limewire or any torrent mangers to connect. The cable runs from the wall to my pc. I also disabled all firewalls and I do not have access to a router since the internet runs through the entire block. Please help me solve this problem!!!!

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Have you ever been able to connect with p2p apps? Do you know if any other people in the complex can use p2p without a problem? Please give us your details.
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Try changing ports. In LW tools > options > advanced > firewall config. change LW's listening port to 64049 > apply > ok. You can also try other ports in the range of 49152 - 65535.

Do you know which ISP the block uses? There could be a firewall associated with the block's internet setup...talk to whoever's in charge of the internet there & see if they can help you out
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1. OS version?
Windows XP
2. What firewalls you have?
Windows
3. How much ram?
512
4. Hard Disk space available?
4gb
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
Broadband
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
n/a
7. Where are you trying to connect from ?
Complex
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have?
Limewire 4.14.10 Java 1.6.0_02
9. Who is your ISP?
n/a
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?
"Page cannot be found"
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
Sharing with other pcs, not any p2p.
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?
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/attach...1&d=1158099342
Yes
14. For those using a modem/router, how is your modem/router set up...are you port forwarding or is UPnP enabled?
n/a
15. What security programs are you using (antivirus etc)? Some people might not be aware that their security suite includes a firewall
AVG free -no firewall.
16. What country are you living in? Sometimes there are ISPs with the same name in more than one country
South Africa


Have you ever been able to connect with p2p apps?
Not on this cpu yet, setup the internet yesterday.

Do you know if any other people in the complex can use p2p without a problem?

No, not sure.
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I am aware some ISP's in South Africa are not friendly to p2p users. Don't know if yours is one of those. Also as Birdy pointed out, it can be a little complicated when trying to connect via an appartment network. Since you have no access to the router, you don't know what type they are using or the settings. There's a chance you are firewalled by the router without UPnP or port forwarding abilities.
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10. ... Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? "Page cannot be found"
Which means the default port LW uses is definitely being blocked by something. Either the ISP or the apartment router. BTW did you configure your XP firewall? -> Windows Firewall - LimeWire

Try Birdy's suggestions above. But not only with the listening port, but change setting to Port forward & change Connection port also to one between 49152 - 65535 such as 64049. Some others to try are: 1111, 3500, 4008, 1203, 10000, 15189, 80, 443, 427, 20282, 22817, 34599, 40475, 65530, 6295, 8360, 19515, 20285, 22091, 25079, 26394, 33307, 33049, 42628, 52343, 51002, 50012.
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lord of the rings why are you ignoring my email?? Please i really need help. I know your probs a bit bored of me but i dont know what to do......please!!
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lord of the rings why are you ignoring my email?? Please i really need help. I know your probs a bit bored of me but i dont know what to do......please!!
I don't normally ignore people, but I do tend to be a bit busy. Your other thread: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/connec...tml#post291178
As WW sugggested, the problem may be your ISP. Try WW's suggestions. Also try Phex to see if you have the same problems. You will probably need to make firewall exceptions for Phex also. Another alternative to try is Where to get the “real” BearShare.
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WW?
is Phex like Limewire but different?
should i do the java uninstall reinstall different version thingy. If so, could i have the link????
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