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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, so i have windows xp. And i downloaded LimeWire yesterday and it was fine and i downloaded alot of songs.But today when i wanted to download more songs... it said i was "disconnected" and it told me to go to file and click "connect" well i've done that like a billion times and its not working. HELP!!
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how did you try to continue the dwnlds? If you used the Resume button, it 'will' have a draining effect upon your connection energy if there's many of them. It's best to re-search manually for the sources as 1st choice.
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Question firewall trouble

I just downloaded limewire four days ago and have never been able to connect. I cannot connect to any other download program either. It says that I have a firewall problem. I have tried to put limewire on the exceptions list for firewalls and I put the port UDP and TCP 6346 port on there also as an exception. I am running the new service pack from microsoft and windows xp. I always get a message that a firewall is blocking my access. What else am I supposed to do? I really want this program to work.
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I downloaded Limewire last night and I still haven't been able to connect all day/night. I have tried the suggestions on here and so far nothing has worked...I have Windows Xp (Home Edition). Please, help me!
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I've been using limewire for almost a year, and I haven't had any problems until a few days ago. I simply cannot connect!! I have a MAC OSX with Limewire version 4.0.8. I open the program and it just has the status of "connecting" but never connects. I've never had any trouble before this just happened all of a sudden. Firewalls and all prefs are the same as they have always been when I was able to connect before. Please help!!
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Default Re: Got it working!

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Originally posted by Limewacko
Here what I did...

First, the "delete-the-pref-folder" advice did nothing for me.

Steps:

1) Launch Limewire. See the new "Tips" dialog box? DISABLE the show-tips-at-launch checkbox. Then click "ok" and hope you never see that box again.

2) Go to LimeWire Preferences and disable the auto-connect at launch option.

3) Quit Limewire. Then relaunch Limewire. Then manually "connect" from the menu. Voila!

I surmise that the new Tips box is interfering with the application's ability to connect!

Limewacko
I tried to do as suggested and can't get it to work. How do can I find the Preferences and disable the auto-connect at lauch option? I can't seem to find it.
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Gedy the option is under Tools-Options & connections & untick the Connect on Startup option box (osx: that's LW prefs & connections.) This does tend to depend upon yur type of connection. Dial-up users this obviously doesn't apply (or shouldn't.)
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I still can't connect...I have cable internet. I wish Limewire would work!
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MusicChick did you update to sp2? If you did your settings will have changed! Not to mention your FW settings. Did you try the beta http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...5&pagenumber=1 It's helprd 'some' people!

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Can someone please help me with my firewall issues. I have the new windows xp package. I set the firewall exceptions and the port. I don't understand what else I need to do. I always get a message that a firewall is blocking connection when I try to connect to limewire. Lord of the Rings....please help!
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