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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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  #1321 (permalink)  
Old November 25th, 2007
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Unhappy Won't connect

Please treat me as if I am a two year old. I don't no what file I am to delete.
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Old November 25th, 2007
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Default can't connect

Please treat me like I'm a two year old, It says to delete prefernces directory what if you can't find one. What is it where do I find it and how do I delete it
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Old November 26th, 2007
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jordan1456 is flying high

my LW is in my application data and every time i delete that my whole LW is deleted? what do i do
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Old November 27th, 2007
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JG0818 is flying high
Default i cant connect can any one help me please i am so lost!

i just uploaded from the basic version to lw 4.14.10 pro. and now i can not connect it just says stating connection and i have tried just about every thing then i find this forum and cant figure out how to post anything!! HELP!!!
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Old November 27th, 2007
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wondering why is just really nice

Try Birdy's tips in this sticky...

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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Old December 1st, 2007
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growlett is flying high

Today, I totally uninstalled Limewire, re-downloaded it, re-installed it, verified the windows, my anti-virus software and my router firewalls were all "OFF" (a scary position to be in, but I'm trying ANYTHING at this point!).

No good result ... still unable to "connect" and/or do anything.

Is it possible, via chat, to work with someone to get it working. I am determined to get it to work before considering the "Pro" version. I see messages from others who purchased the Pro version and can't get it to connect either.

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Old December 1st, 2007
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jaredmowbray2008 is flying high

I'm also using Windows Vista. I can get it to open and trying to connect. It says connecting to network for ever and ever. And doesn't go anywhere. I'm currently instaling it again. Any help what so ever, or any ideas. And where is that file? Can someone help me find out how to get to it. I deleated everything I could find that said Limewire on it. I also had it working a cupple moinths ago but had to reinstall Vista so it cleaned everything. And I downloaded it again and thas when the problems started.
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Old December 5th, 2007
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Talking sweet it worked!

hey thanks for recommending this it worked perfectly for me on win xp.
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Old December 6th, 2007
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Darktangent is flying high

Not sure if the origional post is just out of date or something, but i've been searching for solutions to my lack of connectivity and none of them seem to be right. This one involves deleting the preferences folder, but I can't find one anywhere. Another had you delete and replace the file, which also was nowhere to be found. I went under Tools -> Options -> Advanced in Limewire and set the Listen on Port and Manual Port Forward to 59812 and Listen on port to the same just like said to but that didn't work either.

Currently my internet setup is as follows:

ISP: Timewarner (Roadrunner Broadband)
Cable comes into house, connects to cable modem, which connects to Netgear wireless router, which connects to upstairs computer hard line, and my downstairs computer wireless. Now Norton Antivirus is on the upstairs computer, but I wouldn't think it would affect me since I'm not connected through that computer, just through the router which the cable modem is hooked into. Azureus works fine for me, just Limewire is giving me problems.
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Old December 6th, 2007
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Originally Posted by lilith969 View Post
Please treat me like I'm a two year old, It says to delete prefernces directory what if you can't find one. What is it where do I find it and how do I delete it
Don't worry, there wasn't one for me and I consider myself somewhat adept at computers.
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