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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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Old September 23rd, 2004
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Red face Oh My God!!!

Oh My God!! It Worked!! I have tried everything and after all that just completing that one simple thing worked!! You rock dude!!
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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Smile this seems to work

deleted all the .limewire profiles for all users and removed the connect on start up - so far so good
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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Still having firewall trouble...what is going on? Will someone please help me? I am a college student too but my roommates program works. I did everything I was told to do so far but still get the message that a firewall is blocking my connection. PLEASE HELP!

Noelle
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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Noelle, I speak on behalf of alot of college students that have become aware of the fact that universities are blocking ports, making Limewire inaccessible. My roomates Limewire works, its just a mystery, for some reason, my school allows his puter to connect. There is nothing you can do to connect until Limewire gives us a way of using their LEGAL program on the bandwidth that WE PAY FOR (at least i pay for mine, and did not sign any contract, I pay for service, which is being blocked so that they can have more room for other people). And this is not "hacking" as some have referenced. Limewire is legal is it not? I pay for ethernet service, checks payable not to my university, but to the provider. Therefore Legal program + I pay for my ethernet to a company, and a third party is blocking my access, I think I have a right to find out how to circumnavigate the troublesome 3rd party.
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shelbee how did you get it to work? There's lots of people dying to know how to do it. But then it still might not work for everybody.

If some of you know somebody who has got it to work, why not ask them if they can set yours up the identical way, else, ask them for a copy of their preferences files. Buy them a coke in return.
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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Oh and also, I think that most people on this forum who can't connect are at universities, and are simply having their ports blocked...so its probly not any little things like turning "start when windows starts" off or anything like that. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO UNTIL LIMEWIRE FIGURES OUT HOW TO LET US CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE 3RD PARTY BLOCKER.
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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I "GIVE" up using Limewire...I have never had a problem before and I use some Zonealarm and have Limewire on "allow". I have tired everything and the beta version and still can't connect. I wonder if it has to do with service pack 2.
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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MusicChick,

Service pack 2 beefs up XP's internet security and doesn't always do what you want it to. Turning it off doesn't always work. It can be a real problem.

Go to your network connections, properties, right click your connection, then select advanced, settings, go to the exceptions tab and remove "Limewire - The Best Sharing Program", add - limewire.exe manually.

Good luck,

Norm
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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FYI: Limewire worked great at my old apartment. My new apartment doesnt let it work, I had the same settings as when I moved of my old apartment. I tried service pack 1, service pack 2, zone alarm, windows firewall...I tried every trick learned from posts and then some. Nothing did any good, and THIS IS THE SAME FOR MOST PEOPLE ON THIS TOPIC WHO CANT CONNECT. IT WILL NOT WORK IT WILL NOT WORK ..and i'm just trying to save you all some time by saying that the only way to get it to work is not hours of tinkering with little settings that wont change limewire. LIMEWIRE must provide the solution to go around the 3rd party. SIMPLE PERIOD. So when do we get a fix to go around the 3rd party?
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Old September 23rd, 2004
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helbigtw,

You need to realize that 99.9 percent of problems with Limewire are solved by correcting issues within your system. Limewire can't tell the difference from your old apartment & your new apartment. What makes you think that was Limewires fault? Think about it.

Norm
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