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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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  #181 (permalink)  
Old March 29th, 2004
A reader, not an expert
Join Date: January 11th, 2003
Location: Canada
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stief has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Re: for those who can't connect

Originally posted by un_registered
ah.. what about mac 9.uh.. 1.(i think i have 9.1) i get on and it doesnt connect when i click the little connect thing. and im new to this whole limewire deal. any help?
OS 9 doesn't have a built-in firewall, so that helps. Did you see the new post about connection problems?
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  #182 (permalink)  
Old March 31st, 2004
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Default Re: Re: Re: for those who can't connect

Originally posted by stief
OS 9 doesn't have a built-in firewall, so that helps. Did you see the new post about connection problems?
ah, no I havent. ill go check that now. thanks
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  #183 (permalink)  
Old April 6th, 2004
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dieselfreak is flying high
Talking connection problem solved

it worked for me

Last edited by dieselfreak; April 11th, 2004 at 06:05 AM.
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  #184 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2004
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Sonny West is flying high
Default Can't Find File

I cannot find the file you suggest I delete to help in my connection problems.
i am running Win 98SE and have searched desparately for C:/Documents and Settings file to no avail. Can you help me?
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  #185 (permalink)  
Old April 9th, 2004
Join Date: April 9th, 2004
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keslow is flying high
Cool Re: shutting down limewire

Originally posted by sdaswani
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 a you say dont forget to remove any icons from task bar..worked a treat
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  #186 (permalink)  
Old April 9th, 2004
Join Date: April 9th, 2004
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Teri_1168 is flying high

Hi sdaswani

Thank You for that Post yes, it works!!!!! I am so happy I got my Lime Wire Pro to Connect , YaY

Thank You!

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  #187 (permalink)  
Old April 11th, 2004
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stams is flying high

Originally posted by Apan15800
I didnt work for me either on WinXP
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  #188 (permalink)  
Old April 11th, 2004
Join Date: April 11th, 2004
Location: Australia
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Wilton is flying high

i have recently registered and am having a few problems connecting to LimeWire. I have been through all of the firewall checklist and everything seems to be fine on that note, however when i try to connect through the program, the search button is accessible for a second or so, then greys back out. I have tried to delete the preferences in my LimeWire folder, however there arent any there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  #189 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2004
hasta luego
Posts: n/a
Default no connection

I have been using suprnova for a week no probs. Yesterday I get a begging message to help pay for the work done on bittorrent. I sent $10. Next time I tried to get on I was hijacked to this old kazza site renamed suprnova but stillGnutella. I thought ..ok lets pay for it and I won't have any probs. I paid $44.90 to by paypal.

Guess what. Yes you are right. I can't connect to suprnova at all now. I am using Limewire as instructed. on a n XP machine through adsl.

Somebody put this right please. After paying for the service the least I expect is to get the thing working.
Excuse the tone but I am a bit p45767ed off.
Thank You.

Dennis Webster
PS How many suprnova sites are there?
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  #190 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2004
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Get your money back! Damn ripoff artists. Limewire is open source and FREE! Looks like a few fly-by-night outfits are scamming people.

See this thread for more abuse stories: one of the LW business managers also looks in on the thread, and they aren't happy about what those other sites are doing too. You should repost there too.
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