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Guitarded9k is it possible for you to experiment around such as by-passing one of the devices? Try to narrow down where the issue is.

1. No. Just the ones you're aware of. XP, Sygate, Linksys, Voyager?, ISP? Is there a possibility there's an anti-spyware, etc. utility that needs allowance/permission in its settings for some programs to connect with in & out connections?

2. Java 1.4.2 or 1.5. I suppose with SP2 you could look at http://www.lvllord.de/?url=tools to increase you simultaneous connections. SP2 reduces them. Some XP updates also change your settings.

3. Possibly. These devices generally have NAT protection which is arguably a firewall. Linksys devices use UPnP which should allow programs with UPnP ability to communicate directly with them to request the Linksys device to open the appropriate ports. But I don't know about your device. Not all UPnP devices work properly with UPnP but Linksys is generally very reliable. If all fails, manual port forwarding if it's an option with the particular device. Same applies to the Voyager.

Is it possible to connect another way just for a trial. Do you have a backup dial up modem? That will also help to point to whether it's the devices at fault.

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Angry Can't Connect to lime wire some help Pleae!!

For the past two days I haven't been able to connect to lime wire but today I thought I would try using my dial up connection and it connected. Whenever I use my cable connection it doesn't connect. I even disconnected my router and I shut off my firewalls and still nothing helps. Can someone tell me what I can do to fix this? I even tried the Docs and settings-----user-------.limewire steps and still nothing. So if anyone can help out please let me know
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DavidM1981 Can you give us a total desciption of your set up:
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)
2. What firewalls you have?
3. *** What is your Modem & router brand name & model numbers? ***
4.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?
5. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
6. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)?
7. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
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DavidM1981 Can you give us a total desciption of your set up:
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)
2. What firewalls you have?
3. *** What is your Modem & router brand name & model numbers? ***
4.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?
5. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
6. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)?
7. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
i've been fighting with LW for a couple days already, just as the user right above your post. i've blamed it on everything, tried different methods suggested on LW support site and some of those posted here, still no result. Please help me, I love this software...
i've had LW work for a month or so with no problem and it just wouldn't connect one fine day.
I'm using a Sony VAIO laptop, windows xp home edition sp2, windows firewall, i'm connected through optimum online cable via motorola high speed modem that they provide, I did the test -it worked OK, i'm connecting from home and i'm not sharing my connection...

Please, help me
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I am using windows XP Pro
I have Optimum Online
I disconnected my router thinking problem was from my router
I use LW from home
and I don't share my connection with others


Also I tried using LW from my laptop using the wireless connection at home didn't work but when I went to work and used my laptop to connect LW it worked so I have no idea what is going on so Please HELP!
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Your ISP has probably started blocking P2P apps your are the 4th in the last couple of days. The link below may help.


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After a day of going crazy trying to get LW to connect I got fed up so I called optonline my ISP and yelled at them b/c LW connects when I use my dial up or DSL from Verizon i was on the phone with them for about 15 min when i hung up LW was connected but i'm not getting turbo-connection, so I thought this might help optonline users try calling tech support and speaking to them
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i run ms xp ...

fix worked for me ... i think ... went to all user names and where the .limewire directory existed i deleted. then shut down instance of limewire and restarted and no good,

but,

then re-booted, started limewire and it essentially took me thru what seemd to be a re-installation of the program.

but when i restarted program it connected immediately, YEAH!!

bad thing (and i did not read this in the fix entry) ... i lost all my 'downloads' ... that sorta sucked! but hurray i'm back in the saddle again!

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Question can anyone help me?

I have windows 98 and the basic version of limewire, i purchased imusicshare from imusicshare.com and limewire is the first (and best) choice they give you to download music from, for me limewire will not work. it just won't connect. I'm pretty dumb when it comes to computers and i have no idea what firewall, proxy, port, or isp means. So none of the solutions posted help me, even though i have tried some of them. Also i don't have the folder Documents And Settings so i couldn't try sdaswani's solution.

Can anyone help me??
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v0ne 1st & foremost, you've been scammed. You got LW from a scam site. LW Basic is FREE. 1. Check this to see that you really have LW Basic: Shows About LW Pro

2. See Membership? - **WARNING ** - Download p2p Clients ONLY Thru Official Sites (click on link)

3. You'll find that site you got yours from here Known Scam Sites (click on link)

4. Get some tips here get your $$$ BACK!!! (music members) & perhaps http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...ghlight=paypal

5. Uninstall your version of LW since if it doesn't come directly from the LW downld site, it could contain some internal changes & the addition of spyware, adware, etc. Then install the official version from here: http://www.limewire.com/english/content/download.shtml
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