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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 May 28th, 2008
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Cool Thanks!!!

This totally worked. I was messing with stuff for a week after the upgrade and getting upset I could not use my limewire.
I soooooooooo appreciate the help.
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I am sick of this i have downloaded limewire 6 times in 8 days, it works for so long them simply stops what is the problem!
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yey it worked for me ! using windows
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Default finally...thanks dude!!!

finally...thanks dude!!!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Limewacko View Post
Here what I did...

First, the "delete-the-pref-folder" advice did nothing for me.

Steps:

1) Launch Limewire. See the new "Tips" dialog box? DISABLE the show-tips-at-launch checkbox. Then click "ok" and hope you never see that box again.

2) Go to LimeWire Preferences and disable the auto-connect at launch option.

3) Quit Limewire. Then relaunch Limewire. Then manually "connect" from the menu. Voila!

I surmise that the new Tips box is interfering with the application's ability to connect!

Limewacko
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limewire says it has detected a firewall but i hve them off wat do i do now
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OMG!!! Skyliner!! You are amazing!! ahahah I have been trying to get my LW to work now for almost 7 hours!!!! And I've read almost all of the posts leading up to page 98 and NOTHING helped until your post (#1461)!!! All I did was go to the first link that you have in your sig and was planning on going through everything that is on that page but all I needed to do was just replace my gnutella.net file!!!!!! Thanks sooo much!!! And a little advice to everyone...try one of those things that is listed on Skyliners first link. Also, I know one other time when LW wasn't working for me the un-checking the tips pop up thing worked
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OMG!!! Skyliner!! You are amazing!! ahahah I have been trying to get my LW to work now for almost 7 hours!!!! And I've read almost all of the posts leading up to page 98 and NOTHING helped until your post (#1461)!!! All I did was go to the first link that you have in your sig and was planning on going through everything that is on that page but all I needed to do was just replace my gnutella.net file!!!!!! Thanks sooo much!!! And a little advice to everyone...try one of those things that is listed on Skyliners first link. Also, I know one other time when LW wasn't working for me the un-checking the tips pop up thing worked
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Old May 31st, 2008
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Default susheel fix

Dude!!!!!!
I was about to give up. I printed (screen shot) of Susheel's fix and followed it to the letter. I'm back in business. Thanks!!
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Quote:
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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:

Windows:
C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire
Thanks so much, this worked for me!

BUT, at least on my XP machine, the above path is a bit off- for me the Limewire folder was in C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/Application Data. Sorry if this has already been noted.
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I ended up deleting closing Limewire, deleting it AND the folder and re-installing Limewire. Now I'm a downloading fool! Thanks for the tip!!
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