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well i reinstalled and the program even looks different now but it still won't connect. i didn't purchase limewire, i purchased imusicshare? i'm not sure if it was a scam. anyone know why limewire won't connect?
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i have just bought a new laptop and downloaded limewire from limewire.com.
I am living in university halls of residence, so connect through the university network, but on my old laptop I had no problems with limewire through the network, however with my new laptop, it's saying I have a firewall, even though I disabled windows firewall, and i have uninstalled Norton as I hate it!!
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2 problems I can see. 1. most uni's nowadays block or filter p2p sharing.
2. Disable your XP firewall; go to the control panel, double click on Windows Firewall, check the disable box / http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...842#post178842 (see links)

Norton: * Configuring Norton Internet Security
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2 problems I can see. 1. most uni's nowadays block or filter p2p sharing.
2. Disable your XP firewall; go to the control panel, double click on Windows Firewall, check the disable box / http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...842#post178842 (see links)

Norton: * Configuring Norton Internet Security
1. My old laptop run Limewire perfectly through the uni network
2. I had already disabled the xp firewall
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So what version of LW were you using before on your "old" laptop dancing routine? (whoops ... silly joke!)

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. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
8. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)?
9. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
10. 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?
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1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows xp home edition (sp2)
2. What firewalls you have? Just the xp one... had norton but uninstalled it
3. How much ram? 2GB!!!
4. Hard Disk space available? 80GB
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) Broadband
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? I plug straight into a wall socket which then connects to uni servers.
7. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version. 4.9.37 and 1.5.0_06
8. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)? Uni's own
9. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up. The whole University
10. 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? The connection has timed out.
The server at www3.limewire.com is taking too long to respond.



I was using 4.6 on my old laptop
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this works great.

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princessamy86 it seems the school has blocked port 6346 which LW uses by default, else, something on your computer is blocking that port. Which sounds like a firewall. (The school may have recently changed their policy on bandwidth use. I'm sure they can detect gnutella & other p2p network programs running on the school's network.)

Go to LW's menu bar, Tools>Options>Advanced & change the listening port from 6346 to another. Also, I doubt UPnP will work I don't know. Try setting it to manual port forward. And also change the port no.
Try these ports: 1111, 80, 3500, 4008, 1203, 10000, 15189, 20282, 22817, 443, 427, 34599, 40475, 64049, 20-22. You should probably use the same port no. for both listening port & manual PF port.

You'll need to press the apply button after the change. I'm not sure whether you need to relaunch or not. But go to File menu > Disconnect. Wait a min, then File>Connect. Give each port you try at least 15+ mins to try to connect.
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I have just found out that the Uni blocked the ports last week so was a coincidense I'd bought a new laptop
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Default Can't start OR connect, for that matter.

Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place, but I'm new and I've got a problem. I have a laptop, Windows XP, and it had limewire 4.8 (or whichever version came before 4.9), and it worked fine. Then, I downloaded the new version, and every time I try to open limewire, it just shows that opening screen and says,

"LimeWire was unable to initialize and start. This is usually due to a firewall program blocking LimeWire's access to the internet or loopback connections on the local machine. Please allow LimeWire access to the internet and restart LimeWire."

Now, I need to mention that I'm not very skilled when it comes to computers. I tried a few things, like restarting and taking off the Windows Firewall. I took a look at the LimeWire help, and it only gives directions on what to do from the limewire screen... but not even that loads. I just get the logo and I have no idea how I'm supposed to configure it and stuff...

Help!!
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