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Old June 30th, 2005
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where do i find the preferences that i need to delete i am lost
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Old June 30th, 2005
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every time i open lw it shows the normal download options such an audio and photo but when i try to download a sond it says it is trying to connect to a server every timei try!! please help i don't know what the problem is
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Your 1st question: To delete your LW Preferences folder whilst LW is closed; instructions here: Fixes for Limewire (see the example images at bottom of that page!)

Instead of using an audio search, try using the All Types search & then press on the audio filter to the left of the search results.
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Clay911 see this: LimeWire continually Popping up every few seconds & also Opening at System Startup & General Windows sticky
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I quickly looked through those and dont see how they could help. I have done the prefernce thing and shut off all firewalls and still no luck. I seem to think its a router/network issue as it shuts down my network for my computer when i try to connect to LW it shuts me off the network for 10 mins. Dont get it but it works on the other computer so it must be either my computer and how its set up on the network and router. I dont get it. were all running XP pro but i di notice mine has more icons under network connections. The one computer upstaris has jsut Local Are connection and thats how it connects to the routher and everytihn works for him. Wher i have 1394 connection as one icon and Network bridge as another icon and a local area connection as the last and it is never enabled it usually is disabled but does not change anytihng either way so the network and internet is running off the other two connections whatever they are???
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Hmmm networked connections can be a little tricky. You're using a bridge which in itself may be a problem.

Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?

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. How may computers connected to network & how many are using LW?
10. What's the speed of your isp plan (what speed are you people paying for) & (b) What speeds does your friend get?
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Old June 30th, 2005
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The test works fine.

1) XP Pro All service Packs and updates done as far as i know.

2)Windows firewall is off and i have norton systemworks 2003 and there is no firewall with that as far as i know. I even turn it off and it makes no difference anyway so i doont think its that.

3) 1 gig of ram

4) 40 Gig HDD and 15 or so free

5) Connection is wireless high speed i would call it cable as it is from a cable compnay.

6)Router is a Dl-524. The internets modem says ADC-V251 Wireless Modem on the side.

7) At home all the computer are at home

8) got version 4.8.1 PRO and the newest Java you had shown to downlaod previsouly the JRE or something i beleive it was JRE1.5.0.04 or something like that.

9)There are 3 computer connected and occasionly a Laptop wirelessly The laptop has LW and it works for it and one of the computer has it and it works fine.

10) I couldnt tell you but i know when i test the connection speed on or other websites its get anywhere from 700 k to 1.3 MB surfing speed. I know when i had LW before i could DL at well over 100 K, not that that means anything but it gives you an idea. Not sure what te other computers get never tested them but it has to be close. And i know other peopel with the same internet around are getting slower or maybe equal speeds. No one is getting a faster connection.

Hope his helps as i greatly miss LW
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"Sparing With Friend"

when i highlight the name of it is says this

"Amature Boxing Video"

Year 2005

and it is 47,070 KB

Type: wmv
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How do I access the suer section so i can delete the limewire preference section?

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i can't get my limewire to work and it's been about a year. i'd tried the path that u said to take and after all that process it still doesn't work. i don't think it works. if not then i think i need a refund.
let me kno

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