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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 July 4th, 2008
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lyonsden is flying high

This worked for me! Thank you so much! I am using windows XP with Norton Internet Security 2008. I forget how to look up ram and etc.. on my computer. Thank you so much.
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Old July 5th, 2008
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redhead25 is flying high
Default "Tips" interfering with LimeWire

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

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


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!


Worked for me thanks Limewacko!
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Old July 5th, 2008
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armymomof2 is flying high
Angry LW still not working

I have windows vista and can't seem to find half of what you are asking us to do. I was able to use my LW last night and then I tried to use it today and nothing all day. I have norton 360 and the problem does not lie with them. I have LW on my list of exceptions thru windows firewall, and updated my java and I still can't connect.

I looked in all this meaningless information you provide NON pro users. I do get that 4226 id error and there is no way to fix it. Any help would be appreciated cos I hate to have to use another medium for my songs since for almost 2 years I never had a problem till now!
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Old July 5th, 2008
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yellow1053 is flying high
Default jumping on the can't connect bandwagon....

I used to use LW pretty often, but for about 3 or 4 months haven't used it, just too busy. tonight I tried to use it, and it will never connect. I upgraded to the latest basic version, still no difference. I went thru the self help ideas, and have disconnected my router and connected my modem directly to the computer, no difference. I shut off the windows firewall all together, still nothing. I don't use Nortons internet security, or mcafee firewall. the only programs I have running in my taskbar are: Norton's anti virus 2004, Webroot's spy sweeper, Webroot's windows washer, Norton's password manager. That's it, I run a very simple XP Media Center edition pc. I haven't changed ISP's I use Comcast, it's the same modem I used successfully in the past. I don't get any error messages from LW, it just never connects, and always shows the one bar in the lower left corner. any ideas??
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Old July 15th, 2008
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Old July 15th, 2008
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ZHMMY is flying high

I've been a bit ill for over 2 months and it has worn me down to the point I don't feel like communicating. However, consider this a communication :-) I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Monday and after that I expect to start feeling better. Thanks for checking.
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Old July 15th, 2008
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basicuser is flying high

can't find this file .....C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire!!!
what should i do if i have LW stored in F drive ???
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Old July 15th, 2008
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yellow1053 is flying high

I gave up trying to fix it. nothing worked, so I downloaded "Frostwire" it works great and looks just like limewire.
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Old July 17th, 2008
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krisM is flying high

awesome!.. that worked for me in windows xp, thanks Susheel
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Old July 17th, 2008
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comfortablynumb is flying high
Question In Vista

I am so stupid........ where do I go in vista to do this following search. I am new to vista.... came there straight from Win98. Please help.

C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire
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