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Old November 20th, 2005
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my limewire always says busy host when i try 2 dwnload. can someone help me?
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Busy host means that the other person is busy ... has no upload slots available. Re-search the file topic at various intervals can help to find more sources. People go on/offline of the network all the time so 30 mins later you may find more sources. Or even 5 mins later.

wahmed, Pro offers free updates & pro support for up to 6 months after purchase. After that your name will drop off their database. If you re-purchase Pro within a (limited) short time after 6 mths you get a discount. But if you didn't purchase it from the official site then your name won't be on their database in the 1st place.
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People! I used to have free lime wire and I had broadband connection minus my current wireless router. It worked great! Now, after a year I purchased the LW pro for $18.88 and I can't even connect! Says that I have no internet connection or it is behind a firewall. LW tech support is very slow in responding and is giving me some generic answer about it is not possible for them to know....... make sure Java and LW is excluded from the firewall. I have done all that but no luck! I have Norton firewall! LW is telling me to look at the manual for my Firewall. What? Is any one out there with my situation? Wireless internet connection and Norton and unable to connect! Not one time. Please, help.
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Norton & XP's firewall don't work well together. Disable XP's firewall: go to the control panel, double click on Windoze Firewall, check the disable box.

Then *Configuring Norton Internet Security
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -- Albert Einstein
When facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein
Religion keeps the poor from murdering the rich. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
The important thing is not to stop questioning. -- Albert Einstein
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein
"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians." -- Frank Zappa
"Tobacco is my favorite vegetable." / "May your sh*t come to life and kiss you on the face." / "Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion?" / "Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." / "There are three things that smell of fish. One of them is fish. The other two are growing on you!" / "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." / "The creation and destruction of harmonic and 'statistical' tensions is essential to the maintenance of compositional drama. Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and 'regular' throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only 'good guys' in it, or eating cottage cheese." / "Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." / "The most important thing to do in your life, is to not interfere with somebody else's life." / "Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, in order to provide articles for people who can't read." -- Frank Zappa
"The music business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - Hunter S. Thompson
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hello, i have just siged up for this fourm to ask a ?, i have read every page and have tried every fix, but nothing will work, i am using XP home edition and my isp is AOL, i have just bought this PC frome Dell, nice flat LCD screen..the works..yea...well anyway i have 2 ideas what might be the problem on my PC 1). could a proxy be the problem? becuz i have tried to play Empire Earth II (wich i have bought this PC, just for this 1 game) online, i even opend up ports to allow it, also when i tried to DL an activeX control from AOL, my pc dident do squat, it was like a retarted 24 yearold trying to pout a square into a round hole, it kept trying to get thru but nothing,, i thought it was my anti-virius, nope it was MicroTrend PC Cillin internet security, i replaced that with McAfee internet security, nope, disabeling my firewall, allowing exceptions, all that, when i came across a post in this thred, sombuddy said to download a new version of JAVA, well i tried, and a window poped up saying that a proxy was blocking somthing!!! can this be it 2). i am using AOL secutiry version, WITCH when you try to open its prefrences in the network dir. no advanced button shows up and there is no boxes to place allowed port#'s in, o wait.. make that 3). i disabled my firewall not to long ago and ran LW, but the firewall status was detected, now i tried to go and find if McAfee had one in its prefrences, but there is nothing at all to do with firewalls in my version of McAfee.....can anyone use my information for a soloutin?
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i have downloaded BS, but that is also unable to connect
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I have downloaded the software, but it wont even open when I click on the icon. It won't even open the program.I keep getting an error that says "Limewire encountered a problem and needs to close" Then it ask if I want to report the error.
Can anyone help??
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this hasn't worked for me and neither has using the jar link. i am still unable to connect.




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For those who are having trouble connection to the Gnutella network using LimeWire, we have a potential fix. You need to delete your WHOLE LimeWire preferences directory. The directory can be found in the following locations:

OS X:
/Users/your_username/Library/Preferences/LimeWire

Windows:
C:/Documents And Settings/your_username/.limewire

Linux:
~/.limewire

Please shutdown any instance of LimeWire you may have running, delete the whole directory, and then restart LimeWire. You should be able to connect.

I'd love to hear how this works for everyone.

Thanks!
Susheel Daswani
Software Engineer
Lime Wire LLC
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NG! Tried this, along with every other suggestion I've gotten on this Forum and still can't connect. In fact, after deleting the Limewire preferences, all I get is the Limewire Pro logo. Before, I was able to download entirely before I got the "Can't Connect" message. Things are going from bad to worse, and Limewire service ddoes not reply at all! Jeez!
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could a proxy be the problem?... also when i tried to DL an activeX control from AOL, my pc dident do squat... a window poped up saying that a proxy was blocking somthing!!! can this be it 2). i am using AOL secutiry version
More likely AOL. I've heard of many people having connection problems with AOL. And especially their security version. I think they control some of the security from their end so you have no control. I think there's much better isp options out there. BTW AOL uses a spyware program that isn't p2p program friendly. It is a poor choice for a spyware program. It can & does affect LW.

As for Proxy, no it may or may not be affecting things. I guess it depends. Some proxies are very good, some not so. Some don't work for p2p. AFAIK you need to try many proxies before you find one that works with p2p sharing.

Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: http://www3.limewire.com:6346/ The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?

nick3849 I would recommend re-installing LW (use offline version), Java & deleting your LW preferences (if you have any.) If you're a windows user then see Fixes for Limewire steps 1 & 2.

laddergal2 can you give us some more details about your set up. Earlier in this thread a page or few back a list of questions will be listed that helps us determine what your problem might be.

I just deleted a large no. of pm's but remember seeing one of yours. I can't recall your set up or exact problems. Can you reiterate.
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -- Albert Einstein
When facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein
Religion keeps the poor from murdering the rich. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein
"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians." -- Frank Zappa
"Tobacco is my favorite vegetable." / "May your sh*t come to life and kiss you on the face." / "Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion?" / "Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." / "There are three things that smell of fish. One of them is fish. The other two are growing on you!" / "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." / "The creation and destruction of harmonic and 'statistical' tensions is essential to the maintenance of compositional drama. Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and 'regular' throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only 'good guys' in it, or eating cottage cheese." / "Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." / "The most important thing to do in your life, is to not interfere with somebody else's life." / "Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, in order to provide articles for people who can't read." -- Frank Zappa
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