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Old October 18th, 2004
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OK, please bear with me if I don't have all the info you need as I am on a Mac and know nothing about them.

I am running OSX 10.1.5 with LW 4.0.8 on a cable connection (Roadrunner). The last time I used LW it ran fine (Saturday) and today it won't connect. It would say "connecting" but never go anywhere. Interestingly, someone was able to connect to me and start d/l a file but I was not able to do any searching etc.

I deleted the prefs file per the instructions in the forum and when I restarted LW it simply said "disconnected" and clicking the connect button did nothing.

I went to bug report and couldn't find anything about "incoming this session" but the "Ever accept incoming" was true. I started the Classic environment and ran LW 4.0.7, with the same problem (I was thinking maybe it was the upgrade). In this version, the error report does say "incoming this session" and it is false. I read that OSX has a native firewall, but I went to Prefs->sharing and did not see a firewall tab. If OSX has a firewall built in, how do I find it to see if it is on, and why would it suddenly start blocking LW when it hasn't in the past?

If the file that is used to store connection information has gone 'bad' (as one post mentioned), and I can't connect, how do I get a 'good' file? I couldn't find one on the LW site but I may have missed it.

Hopefully I can sort this out. It seems a lot of people are suddenly having this issue ... makes me wonder
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It seems a lot of people are suddenly having this issue ... makes me wonder
The no. of people who post probs here represent less than 0.1% of all users so I wouldn't necessarily agree with that statement. OSX's firewall is by default turned off. It is not a good idea to run LW in Classic envt. Better to boot into OS9 if you have a dual startup computer.

Check your Sys Prefs, Softw Update app & see if there's any java updates compatible with 10.1.5. For OSX I'd suggest it's rare for the dwnld prefs to become corrupted. Do a general maintenance run for your comp. Do a SAFE restart, & use Disk Utility to fix things. Alternatively, use the mac osx startup disk & choose disk utility & check your comp all over including repairing all permissions. See these threads (click on links): http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...6094#post96094 (permissions)
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...3462#post93462 If you have 3rd party utilities, it never hurts to give your system a run over (eg: Norton, DiskWarrior, TechTool Pro, etc.) but make sure they're update for OSX 1.5 (that's very important!)
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I rebooted & ran disk utility and found no errors. I reinstalled LW and it still wouldn't connect. I rebooted again to Classic OS 9.2 and ran LW 4.0.7 and lo & behold, it connected fine!

I'm going to go back to OS X in a bit to see if 4.0.8 will run under it now. The computer does have a problem with its clock and when I use the apple server under OSX to set the time, it sets it to 1936. Maybe that's causing a problem somewhere.

A bit of a pain to have to run 9.2, but at least LW is working right!
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Old October 18th, 2004
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I'm behind university proxy and could not connect at first to gnuttela network with Bearshare so I switched to LW but same problem stayed.
Than I tried with force IP option and it worked!

Hope this will help someone
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Old October 19th, 2004
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Well, I've tried everything I could find and nothing has worked. Looks like its time to uninstall Limewire and go back to Kazaa. It was nice while it lasted.
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Old October 21st, 2004
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ive also tried everything.my firewall is off and it still wont connnect??port 6346 is allowed to connect and it wont work.i delete the LM file as it was explained in the beginning of this thread and it didnt work.i deleted the tip of the day and the auto start option and it did not work nothin works messin with the computer made it worse.it use to stay at poor connection now it wont connect at all.help!!!!!!!!!! i really dont want to use kazaa
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flippfloppin, where are you trying to connect from (home, university, work....)?
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100.0 mbps ethernet (unsure if that's T1 or T3)

Problem that just started today, seemingly the same problem a lot of people are having: I can't connect, no matter what I do. It says "Connecting...", holds there, then says "Disconnected". I've read through the forum and tried out the suggestions.

- I deleted the preferences folder. Nothing.
- I ran a bug report. It said false. This is even though I don't have a firewall on.
- I downloaded the latest version of Java, just in case. I don't know whether or not I have SP2.
- I uninstalled and reinstalled it about 7 times. Nothing.
- I added 6346 in the firewall list, even though I didn't have a firewall on. So I tried it with the firewall on, still didn't work. Turned it back off, still nothing.

I live on a college campus, but don't believe P2P is firewalled, since my roommate is using Limewire as I speak. Also, I downloaded Ares, Phex, and WinMX... those don't connect either, but Soulseek does and downloads at its usual slow pace.

Any help?
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Go check your buddy's Options and see (in the Advanced section) what port he's using for LW. If it's a different port, use that in your own LW.
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