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Well, what's happened is you've paid for the free version of LW. So you've got LW Basic which is free. LW Pro costs $18.88 However, some scam sites do use a clone of LW. So I don't know which one you have. See If you purchased it recently then cancel the transaction & tell your C/Card co it was a scam site. Be very careful b/c some sites charge you every mth or 6 mths. Known Scam Sites

I'd suggest you go to the official LW site & downld the proper version:
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Old August 20th, 2005
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Default Connection problems

I am still having trouble. I created a port or whatever it is for Gnutella to get around my windows xp firewall. Then i tried the port test page and i failed the UDP part. So then i followed the directions and created a port or whatever for Shareaza. The problem is that the directions for both told me to give the port the number 6346 and it wouldnt allow me to have 2 different ports with the same number. What do i do now? Also, i went through all the steps and created shareaza but how do i check to see if it is using the right port and change the settings if necessary?
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Well boys and girls....

I'm gonna drop a thread on Ebaums, Ehowa, M90, Abum, Addorablebunnies, and a few other places to let them know...

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Just curious where did you get limewire from you sound like another victim of a scam site.
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Default connection help

wait so I just delete that whole folder or do I have to delete something in that folder?
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The whole folder. It is possible to delete certain files within, but it is easier to delete the whole folder. Next time you open LW, it will ask you to reset the option which will recreate a fresh preferences folder anew. At the bottom of the following link the giF images show you what to do: Fixes for Limewire
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Old August 23rd, 2005
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Angry urgent Help required

Urgent help required
I have recently bought a new pc with xp (sp2) with the set up as below. Prior to that I was running with a 64MB cart horse and had a good relationship with LW (no problem with isp) no problems encountered.

Now I have tried both 4.8 and 4.9 LW, manually dowloaded the latest Java (as advised by this forum). My firewall is configured correctly. All checks and tests are positive. When I run LW I get as far as the "loading user interface" screen and when asked for the download folder selection and I select "Browse" the whole thing stalls. It is using 100% of my CPU at this time.

Description of my set up:
1. OS version? XP (SP2)
2. What firewalls you have? Zonealarm
3. How much ram? 512MB
4. Hard Disk space available? 64GB
5. Connection type? broadband
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? DSL-210
7. Where are you trying to connect from: home
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? 4.8 (have also tried 4.9) / Java 2 standard 1.5.0 (2005)
9. Who is your isp provider? CAT (Thailand)
10. This is a new problem with an experienced user.

I was a regular user of LW and badly need it back. Please your best advice for a fix is urgently needed.
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Old August 24th, 2005
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Default Help

Hello everyone. Need some help and info.

Sorry for the repost. I was trying to keep it in this forum, but kept creating new threads.

What is the difference between and ... why is one free and the other one charges. I have down-loaded both and neither seem to work.

From I downloaded limewire (paid over $40) but have not yet made it work. Although I tried some of the remedies posted here (with my little knowledge of computers).

Description of my set up:
1. OS version? XP
2. What firewalls you have? StopZilla
3. How much ram? 512MB
4. Hard Disk space available? 150GB
5. Connection type? cable/DSL
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? (Linksys/2wire)
7. Where are you trying to connect from: home
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? 4.8.1
9. Who is your isp provider? SBC Yahoo
10. First time user.
11. I also use Norton Anit-virus protection

I also get a dialogue box saying my audio itune does not work.

Any help to get them limwire and kazaa working would be much appreciated.


Last edited by lion67; August 24th, 2005 at 01:00 AM.
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Old August 26th, 2005
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It worked for me. I know what I did wrong. When I chose a d/l, I got a dialog that a license was not found and did I want to continue. i put a check in the box that said always use this answer and then clicked no.
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lion67 I think you should see this:
Chances are you paid $40 for the LW Basic version which is FREE from the official LW site: sounds & looks like a scam site! For a start, LW no longer offers version 4.8.1 & hasn't for some time! Both those links took me to the same site.

Disable your XP firewall: go to the control panel, double click on Windoze Firewall, check the disable box.
Configure your StopZilla by allowing LimeWire full access in the firewall rules.

Are you sure your Norton is only an AV program & not also have a firewall option?

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

(BTW yeoldesage solved their problem by installing Java 1.4.2 instead (after uninstalling 1.5.) Communicated via pm.)
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