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  #521 (permalink)  
Old December 27th, 2004
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ok guys it worked i had my firewall on that's why
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  #522 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2004
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Default Limewire preferences

Where do I find limewire preferences?
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  #523 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2004
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Exclamation HOT GIRL NEEDS HELP! can't download

I hav just installed limewire and when i tried to search for a song I get this message alert

"limewire is currently connecting to the network. your search may not return many results until you are fully connected to the network"

I don't get any results at all. How do I fully connect to the network. I have no idea as to how I can do this.

I use windows xp, if that is of any help
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Old December 28th, 2004
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Default can't connect urrrgggghhh motherf......

Hey everyone,

I have tried everything you have to offer and no luck. (Running XP). But I tried Bearshare and it's not working either. So my probs aren't with Limewire. What do I do now? I phoned my ISP and they say 'it's not our fault it should work'.

I guess you take some dynamite to their tender places. Could people offer some suggestions as to what could be causing the problem so I could rule them out one by one. Then how do you tell your ISP they're bullshitting you and they are to sort it out?! Suggestions please

Sorry limewire for doubting you.

Hot chick, If you need some help relieving the bordom of not having limewire u can call me anytime, if indeed you are hot... & a chick...

Last edited by kieranoo; December 30th, 2004 at 03:41 AM.
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  #525 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2004
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Can you give us a total desciption of your set up: 1. OS version (if XP do you have SP2), 2. What firewalls you have, 3. ram, 4. HDD space available, 5. Connection type, 6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers, 7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
These details are vital if you want us to find out what your connection problem is.
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Old December 30th, 2004
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Thanks for getting back to me LOTR.

I have Windows XP Pro with SP 2. I have 1Gb of Kingston Hardcore RAM, Gigabyte motherboard, Something like 3Gb free space on primary HD and 77GB on secondary. I use Norton Internet Security 2003 for my personal firewall.

My mate has slightly weaker specs than me but easily capable and we have both been able to use it before and our specs haven't changed. He just uses the modem firewall.

Our modem is a Zoom ADSL, gateway, router & firewall all in one (model 5551) and we have a Belkin Hub (unsure of hub). Our phone line is through BT and our ISP is Biscuit. The ISP is relatively new but we have been connected since changing to them. We run from home so we aren't behind any school networks on a 1mb adsl line.

The two possibilities have to be the modem or the ISP/BT Line. BT have a habit of messing things up so perhaps its them.

Have I left anything out which you think is important?

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Old December 30th, 2004
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I was unable to completely connect again. The lower left part of limewire just said connecting but never lit up all green.

I right clicked the lime icon on the lower right part of the task bar and clicked exit, then restarted limewire again from the desktop, presto, now I'm turbocharged. I'm on Windows pro.
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Old December 31st, 2004
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Thanks Songreviewer, but it really doesn't appear to budge. I am using Limewire 2.4.6 Pro and like you when I load in, the first bar turns green but it never increases up the connection level and then eventually times out after an hour or so.

I'm not sure what you meant, I loaded up, connected, then closed down L/W, closed it in my task bar and then reloaded it from the desktop. Nothing. Thanks for the advise. Any other suggestions, it's been down for a month now all over my holidays and i'm starting to go MAD!

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Old January 3rd, 2005
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Default Delete-the-prefs worked for me!

I'm using Mac OS 9.22 and dumping that folder solved my connection issue after a couple hours of pulling my hair out. Thanks!!!!!
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Old January 3rd, 2005
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Originally posted by Lord of the Rings
Can you give us a total desciption of your set up: 1. OS version (if XP do you have SP2), 2. What firewalls you have, 3. ram, 4. HDD space available, 5. Connection type, 6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers, 7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
These details are vital if you want us to find out what your connection problem is.

I can't connect either. I have...

Windows XP (not SP2)
No firewall. I did figure out after reading this thread that I have the windows firewall running, but I followed the steps provided to (forgive my poor technical discriptions) let gnutella through.
512MB of Ram.
I believe I have 27.5 free GB of HD space.
I have a cable connection.
I am connecting from home with a Cyber Surf Wave modem provided by my ISP (Shaw Cable Systems) and I am connected through another computer with a Netblaster II wireless router.

I was once upon a time able to use Limewire, but one day lost my connection and never got it back- and like others thought that if I paid for Limewire it would work again to no avail. I have used Kazaa and Edonkey before with no problems. I, like everyone else am experiencing the "connecting" message with 1/5 green bars in the bottom left hand corner of my screen.

I clicked on the link provided by LOTR to see if a firewall was a problem and I loaded the page successfully which tells me my firewall is not a problem.

I followed all the steps correctly (I believe)

I have been
1. Closing Limewire
2.Making sure it is shut down from the system tray
3. Deleting the .limewire folder
4. Running Limewire
5 Changing the options from "Automatically connect..." so that it doesn't....(and clicking apply)
6. closing
7. Restarting from the desktop
8. Hitting my head on my desk. Sometimes my wall.

I am prone to user errors, or as my friends like to say ID10T errors.

One thing I have noticed is that it tells me that it can't run something to do with ITunes, which I don't really care about, but it seems abnormal so I thought I would report it here. If it makes a difference, I will try to get the message again if you need to know the exact details.

Last edited by I_really_am_Nikki; January 4th, 2005 at 12:12 AM.
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