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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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  #641 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2005
Join Date: June 11th, 2005
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HootyDamHoo is flying high
Default Search Results = ZERO

HELP...I downloaded Limewire Pro and used it the 1st night I had it. Now it is a few days later and I continue to get Empty search results even for titles I know are available.

Help, anyone?
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Old June 12th, 2005
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Location: Wales
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wrexhamafc is flying high

It looks like hundreds even thousands of people are having trouble with connecting along with myself.

Why is it so complicated to get it to work

Very dissapointed with LimeWire
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  #643 (permalink)  
Old June 13th, 2005
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eriqtinio is flying high

help! im having problems on connecting too. ive had limewire for 3 weeks and im doing fine but when i used it now for searching it says:
"Limewire is currently connecting to the network. Your search may not return many results until you are fully connected to the network."
ive done any possible thing to fix this but i still get that message and i cant get any download results! HELP!
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Old June 21st, 2005
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Default Help! I can't connect

I downloaded limewire last night. I used it for only one session and then today when I launched, I couldn't get past the Tips dialog box before the application "unexpectedly quits."

I am on a powerbook G4, running 10.3.9

I have read the suggestions from the forums (deleted preferences folder, relaunched, didn't work; I checked my firewall set up and made sure the Gnuttella was checked, no luck; I even downloaded the software again and reinstalled without any luck)

I haven't tried installing Java because the links I found we're confusing---i didn't know what to download and when I picked somthing, I didn't seem to see MAC OSX option.

Anyway, can someone help? I don't know what to do to fix this.

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Old June 22nd, 2005
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eeyore311 is flying high

i have a dial-up connection and windows 98.. i can't do any searches and therefore can't download anything on limewire because that green light thing keeps saying that i'm "connecting" and i'd wait forever and it only stays at one bar.. and it wont connect!! i tried all the deleting stuff.... and unclicking boxes or whatnot.. and it sure is not working for me. can anyone help please??????
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Old June 28th, 2005
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Angry Connection Problems

I just purchased the 4.8.1 version and have performed all the recommended firewall fixes, but all I get anytime I attempt a search is a message that states the program is connecting and results will not be good until I am fully connected. I have also gone to the extent of turning off all the firewall on the computer and still get the same message. I have had the program say "Quality:Connecting" for over an hour now. I have high speed broadband DSL and I know it shouldn't take that long for the program to connect in order to use it. Are there any suggestions out there that might help me out?
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  #647 (permalink)  
Old June 28th, 2005
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I have exactly the same problem. I have disabled both firewalls, put LW ports into my Windows XP firewall and tried deleting my LW preferences folder... I am at my wits' end....

The only possible clues to my problem are that when I check the bug report I get a 'false' answer - and when I tried to access the 6346 webpage test it 'cannot be displayed'...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old June 28th, 2005
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Can you give us a total desciption of your set up:
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)
2. What firewalls you have?
3. How much ram?
4. Hard Disk space available?
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
9. Who is your isp provider?
10. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.

ltdesign you should go to the OSX sections of this forum. See the Stickys in those sections. Your fix is reinstalling Java/security update.
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Old June 29th, 2005
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Clay911 is flying high

I have tried alot of the things here also. I am using 4.8.1 PRO and every time i open it and try to connect it trys and then my entire internet goes down on my computer. NO netscape or Internet Explorer or anything for 10 mins then it starts back up. I am using a D-Link 524 router that is hooked up to 3 computer and a wireless laptop. One other computer and the laptop always have LW working when they want. The settings on the other computer are not alot diffrent than mine. I tried disabling the windows firewall and Norton is all off also. I am using XP pro with all the updates, 1 gig ram, p4 2.6 40g HDD if that makes any diffrence. I dont know why it works on the other ones and not this computer. I did notice that when i looked at the limewire on the one computer it shows its port as 6348 not 6346 and i tried changing it here with no luck. I think its a router thing or sometihng like that. It is just strange it shuts my LAN down for my computer when i try to connect. I cant even access the network once it shuts it down i have to sit and wait 10mins for it st start back up. Let me know if you have any ideas or need any more info.
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Old June 29th, 2005
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Clay911 is flying high

O ya forgot to mention, it is high speed internet dont know much about it just goes from modem to router. then to all computers. Also tried the Java update got the newest one and all that. tried clearing prefences nothing works.
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