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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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Salut UkChris, do you have a centrino equipped laptop? I recommend you looking for an updated wireless card driver. The thing stopping you to connect is either the router (usually not likely) or the wireless card. Try to update the firmware of your router also available at your router manufacturer site. I must admit I never heard of a router company named Draytek so their products might be on the poor side too.

Bonne chance
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Old December 21st, 2004
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Salut et voilà
I will borrow a centrino laptop and see if LimeWire works on that through my router. I bought the (expensive) Draytek router because it was the most recommended in wireless broadband forums. The router firmware is the most recent release.
Merci for your suggestions.
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Resalut ChrisUK, no need to borrow a centrino laptop (I guessed you had one, but of course testing with one would help diagnostic the problem). The thing I wanted to tell you is to check if updated drivers were available for your network card on your computer. Also, I saw you can desactivate the firewall on your router, can you test that?

Bonne chance
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Old December 21st, 2004
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LOTR and et voilà

In my oringinal post I gave details of my setup and wrote "My isp ( assures me that they are not filtering anything".

I also copied my forum post to them in an e-mail. They have just informed me that they have been filtering !!!!!!!!!!!

They removed the block after I signed a new term agreement relating specifically to P2P.

Thanks very much for your help and I am very sorry that we have been messed about by BISCit.

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Old December 21st, 2004
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Default As others, I cannot connect

I have emailed for help, mistakenly posted to a new thread, and now hope this gets someones attention. I believe that all the members, and "helpsters" are well intended and I thank you for for advice and help.

I was working just fine until Limeware said there was a new update. So I updated and upgraded. Presto, no connection. Just my opinion but upgrades should not mean you lose service, or compatibility. That is just not right.

I have deleted the preference file, no help. I checked my Norton Security and allowed all connections. I checked Windows Firewall and it was not installed, and I decided not to use it.

I would like to have th choice to uninstall and revert back to the older version that worked.

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Old December 21st, 2004
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Thumbs up I finally connected

For all of you WinXP users try doing this and see what happens it worked for me. After reading and trying everything that I read on the forums I finally tried something else. I right clicked on the Limewire icon on the desktop and clicked on Run as. Then it came up showing the current user and then I switched it over to Administrator then Limewire came up and I was able to connect now I am downloading like crazy. Finally after at least about 2 weeks of trying everything the frustration is finally over with. Hope this will help some of you.
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Old December 22nd, 2004
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Ok, but when i want to switch to Admin account it needs a password. The admin on my pc doesn't have a password.
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Old December 24th, 2004
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Thank You!!!

I was thrown off because my AOL network connection says disconnected. I still downloaded a couple songs before my inablility to connect, too. Overwhelmed at the myriad of possible things gone wrong, I was not looking forward to the miserable task of troubleshooting.

After I put Limewire in the recycle bin from My Documents, BLAM! I'm instantly connected. Whew!
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Old December 27th, 2004
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Default Y is life so hard

Its ok for every1 else but I can't even find the preferences directory. im on Xp but I get to the limewire file and cant see any preferences directory.
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did everything that i was told down to the point still doesn't work, i got winxp
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