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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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Hi,well done. Im using windows XP Pro and it worked straight away.Thanks.
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Default Wow! Solved my problem!

My issue was that previously for years I had been able to connect with no problems whatsoever, but then one day, the following problem started. Every time I started limewire, I would only get to one bar of connection, that tiny insignificant even difficult to call a connection bar bar.
This has been driving me nuts as limewire has been unavailable to me, and as you all know, this is a HUGE nuisance.
THANK YOU, for the problem I outlined above, this solution of deleting the .limewire folder in your profile folder really does the trick. Loosing one's settings is a very small price to pay for getting the connection functionality back, and now that this is a working solution, I'm sure that playing around with various things in the folder one can actually resolve this issue and then keep one's settings.
If you have Norton's god help you, 10 to 1 that's the cause of your woe.
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If you have Norton's god help you, 10 to 1 that's the cause of your woe.
I don't think it's advisable for you to Mis Lead members about Norton, especially when you can't even figure out how to connect to LW.

I've used Norton for many years and have Never had an issue.

There was a time that my son couldn't connect to the Gnutella Network and he deleted the Pref Folder and that fixed the problem.

Had Nothing to do with Norton. I've also yet to get Infected as long as we've used Norton, and thats been over five years.
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Default Nortons

I have a Master's in CIS, am an MCSE, MCSA, am a Director of Technology, and have worked in the field of computers for over 10 years. I have had numerous issues with Norton being problematic so I speak with much experience, my Texan friend.
Kudos to your son who was able to fix the issue! I just get too busy with work to futz around with LW, I have clients to attend to.
If you ever get tired of paying a fee for Norton, try AVG, it's entirely free for home users and does a better job of protecting your system than Norton without the undue interference.
Incidentally, LW lists Norton as being a rather well-known problem when it comes to connection issues.
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LW does need to be re-added to Norton's firewall rules with each new LW version or Norton program update. Norton also struggles when run alongside Windows firewall, which results in less security not more. Only one firewall should be active because most will clash with each other resulting in unpredictable results.

birbal we understand where you are coming from. To each their own experience & personal choice for their own reasons.

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Wow Birbal, I was Almost Impressed with your resume until you listed your credentials. LOL
Master of CIS...one year coarse at Devry.
Microsoft Certifications...A Dime a Dozen.
AVG Free Version User...
Come on Boston, Who you tryin' to Impress Here?? Definitely not Texas. LOL
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TY, Lord of the Rings, much appreciated!
Remoc, your description is clearly your
Texas-style education.
2003 Cert is no walk in the park, and neither is a MS CIS from the oldest business school in the country.
I think I'll go hang out at Harvard or MIT today, say hello to the tumbleweeds for me Remoc!
LOL to Texas, I have many relatives there who are wise to a good education!
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LOL, OK Birbal, Looks like Texas will be the Educated and Mature one here.

I won't continue to play your Stupid little game, so keep it up, and I will have to "Learn" you a thang or tu. Take this as a warning.
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Let it pass both please. Just keep to thread topic.
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Worked Great for me!!!

Win XP

Thanks!!

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