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I am trying to connect just like everyone else.

I have done all of the things that have to be done except on thing and I heard you could help me. I have a Wireless Connection and you said something about there being a Firewall with Linksys. The model # of my Wireless-B USB Network Adapter is

WUSB11 ver 2.8. If you have any other suggestions that would be great. I used to be able to connect to LIMEWIRE but now am not able to so help is appreciated.

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I can't find anything specific on that model re: forwarding a port, & also being USB possibly means it doesn't use a NAT firewall.

However, if it does have the ability you can look over the following articles to see if any of them apply. These links are all from the Linksys support site: 1. list A 2. List B 3. List C 4. List D

JDSKINN have you tried some of the other 'tricks'? Try these one by one until one works.

1. Delete the LW Preferences folder called .limewire (whilst LW is closed!) & found here: Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP: C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire OR Windows 98 / ME: Your .limewire folder is in "C:\My Documents" (BUT make a note of all your LW settings 1st b/c you'll need to reset them after deleting LW's Prefs folder!!!)

2. Update your Java version 1.5 (take the JRE)

3. Repair LimeWire using the Add/Remove Programs utility. Go to Control Panel then Add/Remove Programs & click on Limewire on the Change/Remove button & it comes up with options and one of them is Repair. Try this.

4. Right-clicking the Limewire icon and going to properties and changed compatability setting to Windows 2000.

5. Right-click on the Limewire icon on the desktop and click on Run as. Then it should come up showing the current user and then switch it over to Administrator.
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I tried everything that you said to try, didn't work, I am runing Xp with a wireless network and have norton and windows firewall (which i disabled to see if it would connect but no luck. So if you have any other suggestions that would be great.
thnx
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See if you can connect directly without the wireless network. If that means a dial up then try it.
We're just trying to work out the problem here.
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I have tried all of these things and still can't connect.

I have . . .

deleted the preferences folder
Forced IP
run repair
clicked run as ... (there is no administrator option, I'm at home)
turned Windows firewall off
Allowed Norton Security to let it through
updated Java
changed compatability to Windows 2000

I'm running Windows XP
I have plenty of Ram and memory
running Norton Internet Security
Cox cable connection

I tried to connect to the test page and that worked but when I checked bug reports I got a false for received incoming this session.
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Hi bacchus

See this: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/search...der=descending in reference to Cox.
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I can't find the directory. Is it every file and folder in .limewire?
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afoster the answer to that is yes! The entire folder called .limewire
You can find it by doing a search using your OS system's search engine for .limewire
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@ JDSKINN: it seems you cannot reach the address http://www3.limewire.com:6346 . you could probaly test other ports than the 6346, like something in the 10 000 - 13 000 range (options-advanced-port). Beside that, you could complain to the network administrator or the ISP depending on the situation. There is not much else to do.

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Originally posted by legaci23
I have Windows XP

here are the steps that I took:

1: Go to Start Menu ( lower left corner)

2: Go to My Computer

3: Click on Local Disk C:

4: Click on folder - Documents and Settings

5: Click on you User Name (example: Chris)

6: Delete (.limewire) folder

Then restart limewire......it works for me.
Hi - I wanted to say THANK YOU! I upgraded to Limewire 4.2.6 and since then haven't been able to connect - but I did ALWAYS get a pop up asking me to subscribe to Pro. I wondered if the bad connection was an - er - incentive! for us to part with more money and upgrade out of frustration - but I tried this tip from Legaci23 and it worked - now have "excellent" connection so thank you!
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