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Old August 17th, 2008
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Well Guys, "sestey, and memyselfandi1975" I guess you should stop using Limewire then, LOL

First off, This is the Gnutella Forums, Not the LW Forums. LOL

Second Off, And the Funniest part, is that this is Not our Product. Everyone here that offers up any help on these Forums are Volunteers.
The Admin., Super Mods., The Mods., and the Valued Members are here only to assist members like your RUDE selves. We get Absolutly Nothing for what we do.
What we do get is a little satisfaction when some of the members recognize us when we are able to help them.

I also get a little satisfaction knowing that A$$holes like yourselves probably Won't get any further help here because of your Sh!t Attitudes.

If you want help, go here and Cry to them for having such a Steaming Piece of Crap Program.
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Old August 17th, 2008
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Smile here's what you do...

its actually simple...if lw has worked in the past, close lw then hit ctrl-alt del and go to processes, find lumewire.exe and end it, make sur lw tray icon is gone...the explore to

Username/Documents and Settings/application data/limewire

and delete that re-boot and start will work

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Old August 20th, 2008
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Thank you SO much. This solution worked perfectly for me!
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Old August 23rd, 2008
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Unhappy not able to connect

Ive already tried all of this and its still not working. ive even went into my firewall and fixed that. nothing seems to work. have i wasted my money on this.
Originally Posted by sdaswani View Post
One side effect of this potential fix is that you'll lose ALL your preferences. You'll need to reset them. For most users this shouldn't be too huge a deal.....

If you really want you can keep the deleted directory around and simple move your limewire.props file to the new directory, but this may invalidate the fix.

We will hopefully discover what is causing this issue and integrate an automated fix in a future version.
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Old August 23rd, 2008
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Default limewire SUCKS!!!!!

limewire SUCKS A$$!!!! use bear share- WAY more RELIABLE!!!
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Old August 24th, 2008
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Default A beginner who cant connect to Frostwire

Hi. I'm not a technically minded person, but I'll try and give you as much detail as possible.

I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11
Broadband Connection 4mgbts (I think)
Frostwire 4.17

I have used limewire with no problems before but recently couldn't connect to the network. As a result I downloaded Frostwire but with no success. After I installed the program it trys to connect but comes up with the error message

"frostwire could not detect an internet connection. please check your firewall settings and try to restart frostwire ".

If anyone could help me that would be great but could I please ask if you can take me through it in easy and simple way
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Old August 24th, 2008
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Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
If anyone could help me that would be great but could I please ask if you can take me through it in easy and simple way
Double-posted. Answered in the FW section of forums.
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Old August 25th, 2008
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Thank you so much! It worked perfectly. I can connect again.
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Old August 25th, 2008
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Default limewire won't connect!

1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows Vista, no user account
2. What firewalls you have?Zone alarm, and windows firewall.
3. How much ram? 1918 mb
4. Hard Disk space available?127.2 gb
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) DSL
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?modem = hp pavillion/a6200n router=verizon/6100f
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc.)? house
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help bar > About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. _ LIMEWIRE 4.18.6
9. Who is your ISP (Internet Service Provider)? VERIZON
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there? It says it worked.
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? no.
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. no, it has never connected on this computer.
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? _ click here to see Sample image yes. and iv turned off all firewalls.
14. For those using a modem/router, how is your modem/router set up...are you port forwarding or is UPnP enabled? I have no idea.
15. What security programs are you using (antivirus etc)? Some people might not be aware that their security suite includes a firewall Zonealarm and Windows.
16. What country are you living in? Sometimes there are ISPs with the same name in more than one country (eg Clearwire in the USA & also in Ireland). USA
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Old August 25th, 2008
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I have LW Pro and I was have trouble connected to the network. I was in a perpetual state of "Starting Connection"

After deleting the .limewire directory and restarting I had to set up my preferences again but connected immediately. You fix worked like a charm thanks.
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