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  #251 (permalink)  
Old September 4th, 2004
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My computer used to connect fine but then i upgraded to Xp and now it will not connect at all
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  #252 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2004
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Thumbs down No more connection

I'm a student, have been using various versions of LW for a while and just got PRO. Until now I've never had a problem, have been using it here at school for about a week or so. Immediately after downloading the latest PRO version, my network connection goes down for a while. When it comes back up I can eventually use all of my messenger programs and everything else, but I can't connect to LW for even a second. I don't know if PRO is more offensive to things that search for bandwith sucking people on a network than Basic, or if I'm just really, really unlucky. Not that I even get a reliable download all the time which is why I finally got PRO because I thought it might help me avoid all the AS and NmS messages. I tried the quick pref fix and it didn't work like I figured it wouldn't. Is there ANY way for me to maybe mask to the network which ports I'm sending from that would prevent them from blocking certain actions since I'm sure that's what it is. I've had my network dropped randomly other times but once it came back there were no ill effects, not like this. I'm kind of pissed that once I finally pay for the program it ceases to be of any use to me...

G4 Ti Powerbook
Mac OSX 10.2.8
LW 4.0.8
1Gig Ram
384k DSL(?)
and stuff

Help. Or lemme know if I'm just SOL.
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  #253 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2004
Join Date: September 5th, 2004
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Default correction

Just downloaded the LW 4.1.5 beta version. Nothing changed. Except that it doesn't recognize me as being a PRO registered user... But since it doesn't work that's less of an issue at the moment.
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  #254 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2004
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cristina2806 is flying high

This is what worked for me:
Close Limewire and exit the program by right clicking on the icon in the icon tray then restart the application from your desktop.
This seemed to connect me straight away without having to delete any files. By the way I am a Windows XP user.
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  #255 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2004
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Default Re: correction

Originally posted by Nothingtolose
Just downloaded the LW 4.1.5 beta version. Nothing changed. Except that it doesn't recognize me as being a PRO registered user... But since it doesn't work that's less of an issue at the moment.
You can get the Pro beta from the link on the bottom of your Pro page.

However, sounds like you're SOL at your school. You could try using a high numbered port (like 23456 or something else instead of the default 6346), but the best answer would be to ask around to see if your school allows p2p apps.
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  #256 (permalink)  
Old September 5th, 2004
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Default WORKS!

I just did it on XP works now!
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  #257 (permalink)  
Old September 7th, 2004
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I had a NO CONNECTION problem after installing stupid MS Win XP sp2 like thousands of people who use that stupid MS Win XP. But it is now fixed. I hope it will work for all those people out there who cannot connect.

Here is what happened:

When I could not connect, I was DESPERATE! I downloaded the LW 4.0.8 thinking I need an update. I was using LW 4.0.7. I got rid of the Win firewall as per forum advice. That didn't work. Then I read that I should download the java update, which I did, but that didn't work. Finally, I figured I installed the wrong Java version, so I uninstalled all the JAVA versions in my system (I ended up with 3 versions) using the Windows Uninstall prog. I finally reinstalled Java version 1.4.2_05.

Then, it didn't work, so I uninstalled LW 4.0.8, and reinstalled LW 4.0.7.

Hey Presto - it worked.... Finally.

It takes a while to connect, but it does it, and now my connection is EXCELLENT. I must say that I followed all the advice in the forum, including removing the firewall, change the LW option NOT TO CONNECT on startup so I have manual start everything.
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Old September 7th, 2004
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Question xpsp2

Is anyone having trouble connecting after Micro$softs XP service pack 2 is installed?

I have tried the delete directory/manual connect etc etc and it still doesn't work (making sure of course that the app is closed and out of the systray)

Even though I have unchecked start on system startup in two locations (connection and advanced) it still tries to connect on launch.


I've got enough to do without fooling around with this application...starting to seem like a waste of $35. BTW - using basic, not pro.
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  #259 (permalink)  
Old September 7th, 2004
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Default patch update 4 xpsp2

A no. of people have reported probs with xp sp2. Quote: Microsoft admits that as many as one application in 10 will experience problems due to the upgrade.

Microsoft have apparently already released a patch for sp2. see: I don't know if this will solve your issue, but it might help.
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Old September 7th, 2004
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Default can't connect

I can't figure out why I can't connect. I have done the firewall thing, I deleted that file, etc, I am with a school network service, is there anything I can do for it to allow me to use Limewire? Please help.
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