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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 June 2nd, 2008
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Hi,
I am having trouble, not opening limewire, but downloading. The note that pops up says that I am connected but not fully connected. I have deleted limewire completely and re-instated but still no joy. The five lines on the bottom of the screen are brown but on my other laptop they show green?????
What do you think?
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Default Can't connect!?! Serious Help Needed!?!

I had LW basic and one day I recieved a message stating that there were fony messages and I thought that is was a false message but it looked up to date so I did what it said and that was to install a lower version of LW basic. After doing so I haven't been able to connect, it stays at one bar and behind a firewall. I then upgraded to LW Pro thinking it would turn out for the best but it still does the same, it stays at one bar and behind a firewall. Before I was able to conect but ever since that day I haven't been able to. I need serious help!?!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by angie g View Post
Hi,
I am having trouble, not opening limewire, but downloading. The note that pops up says that I am connected but not fully connected. I have deleted limewire completely and re-instated but still no joy. The five lines on the bottom of the screen are brown but on my other laptop they show green?????
What do you think?
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I had LW basic and one day I recieved a message stating that there were fony messages and I thought that is was a false message but it looked up to date so I did what it said and that was to install a lower version of LW basic. After doing so I haven't been able to connect, it stays at one bar and behind a firewall. I then upgraded to LW Pro thinking it would turn out for the best but it still does the same, it stays at one bar and behind a firewall. Before I was able to conect but ever since that day I haven't been able to. I need serious help!?!
In Limewire Links (below) click on (If LW will not connect) and go through these fixes -- also this link (Fixes for LW when LW isn't operating as it should) if yr problem still remains click on (system details)fill in and post back here
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Limewire links: (If LW 5 will not connect) (If LW 4 will not connect)(system details) (LW Clean Reinstallation Instructions) (setting up your firewall to accept LW)

LW links are changed at times to match the current problems.
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Old June 2nd, 2008
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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

Thanks so much for the solution to my problem. Your suggestion worked for me and I was able to connect immediately. I'm glad there are those out there willing to help those of us with less knowlwdge. Thanks again!

JoeCar
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Old June 3rd, 2008
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This just worked for me too! Thanks so much! I had tried everything else and had just about given up hope of ever using Limewire again!
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Old June 4th, 2008
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i fixed my problem last night(6/3/08) by going to my network places and doing something that i found on a forum. But today i am still not able to connect, but i could last night. any help here?
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Old June 4th, 2008
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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
Spot on Limewacko, thanks so much
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It worked for me.. I have windows vista. I had not used limewire in a few days and today it just would not connect I tried everything.. Thanks for all the great help keep up the good work.
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Old June 7th, 2008
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I'm sorry to hear this method isn't working for people. One thing: are you positive you 1) completely closed limewire (this means making sure that the limewire icon is not residing in your system tray, dock, etc.) and then 2) deleted the appropriate directory and then 3) restarted LimeWire?

I should have made step 1 more clear - you need to make sure LimeWire is totally shutdown before attempting this fix.

Thanks!
Susheel
done that sir. not working on vista
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Is Limewire Vista x64 compatible. I can't connect and have removed the preferences files.
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