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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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Ok, I have been using Limewire forever, my sub. expired and I renewed today and BOY AM I SORRY..... I have spent an entire day drying to deal with this firewall issue, emailing back and forth tech. support from Limewire and they just keep responding with everything I have already been prompted to try. They need to get off their butts and fix the problems. I have requested a refund, and of course, no response. I will be cancelling the charge on my credit card.

Good Luck everyone! I give up!
Someone in the tech dept. is on crack!!! Find the solution or give us our money back!!!!!!!
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Ok, I have been using Limewire forever, my sub. expired and I renewed today and BOY AM I SORRY..... I have spent an entire day drying to deal with this firewall issue ... Good Luck everyone! I give up!
There's a very good reason we demand System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) as stated in forum rules for Connection Problems. We cannot help much without them other than suggest try the suggestions in this thread http://www.gnutellaforums.com/connec...t-connect.html

Not everyone's connection problem is the same, so knowing what type of system you have, routers, isp, etc. & use history can help us determine what suggestions to make to help.
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Default Limewire is off their ROCKER

Nope, all the suggestions that you gave me as well as hundreds of others does not work. Why when a consumer purchases a program from a company, such as Limewire, it takes an entire day and part of another day to figure out? Why should we, a consumer have to join a forum to get help from others? Why can't things just work? If they don't work, don't sell them! This has been the most frustrating thing for me. I lost more time at work yesterday than it cost me to buy limewire!!!! This is a joke...and then do you think we are dummies? We joined this forum for a reason... to figure out the problem on our own since Limewire HAS NOT CONTACTED ME BACK ABOUT MY ISSUE, and has no LIVE SUPPORT! I have tried all the suggestions like everyone else and once again, here I sit STILL trying to figure this out... Your suggestions haven't work, won't work, but are appreciated. LIMEWIRE PEOPLE HELLO........Can you just pick up the phone and walk people thru this? I mean come on, how long would it really take? We pay you to join limewire....give us what we paid for or shut the doors!
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hi! i tried what you said but my LW is still not connecting, i tried shutting down my firewall, deleting the folder you said, deleting my limewire like 3 times, i even updated my java and it still isnt connecting. i have windows vista. please help im desperate
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If they don't work, don't sell them!
LimeWire Basic is free.
It's difficult to help when you haven't provided any details of your set up at all. The forum rules specify for connection problems details need to be provided. We cannot help much without them other than point you to some general suggestions. Case closed by the looks. Most likely you'd have same problem with using any other p2p sharing program.

That's the problem with p2p sharing programs, many people expect them to always work perfectly out of the box without any settings made on their computer.

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hi! i tried what you said but my LW is still not connecting, i tried shutting down my firewall, deleting the folder you said, deleting my limewire like 3 times, i even updated my java and it still isnt connecting. i have windows vista. please help im desperate
System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) ... did you try these suggestions first? http://www.gnutellaforums.com/connec...t-connect.html
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I don't know what happened but my limwire is working better than ever now!!! Great job guys and keep making this service stronger for who's who of the music industry!!
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I deleted all the limewire files but still i can't connect. by the way im using windows vista. please help me to resolve the issue.
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Location for preferences folder in Vista is a little different: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/genera...der-vista.html (click on link); also slightly different is the method to turn on 'Show hidden files & folders'.

C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusername*\Application Data\Roaming\Limewire
thank you so much! it worked perfectly
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I have an HP Windows Vista Computer and do share my internet with other people but I have also been doing so for the past two years and have had the last versions of LimeWire on my computer for those times and didn't have any problems until now. I have Trend Micro AntiVirus and NOW LimeWire version 4.18.8. I took the version before it, 4.18.3, off of my computer for space sake but am trying to download a torrent and so downloaded LimeWire again which gave me the latest version. I have Basic, of course, because if I had that much money I would just go buy this stuff instead.

When I open this version it takes it's time showing me 1 red bar which means it's connecting and never goes any farther. I wait a good 20 minutes. All the previous versions took seconds to at least get to the second bar to tell me LimeWire was now connected. It also disconnects on its own and then I go up to File and click "connect" and it connects for about 4 seconds before disconnecting again. I am completely connected to the internet during all of this outside of LimeWire. I checked out my Trend Micro a couple of times and couldn't find any reason it would be blocking it but I could have missed something. Can someone help me figure this out? I've had the last five versions before this and never had a problem until now.
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Never mind. Once again LimeWire didn't download completely. I will admit it does seem to do that constantly especially when the latest version is still VERY new. Too bad because that gets lots of complaints even though it's not the program itself but the process to download the progam in the first place. So the program gets a bad rep at the very beginning when it works fine but the process from the site makes it so it can't be used right and people have to go to the site to find out why it doesn't work right when the program does it just didn't download right from the site.

Here's another thing: Why do only Pro users get to ask for help through e-mails and not Basic? I would have asked there instead of here but it said only for Pro users and Basic were restricted to Forums only. How unfair. No we don't pay for the use but the Pro users who do get their stuff from us so why can't we get the same treatmen?
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