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Rather than disable your firewall, it's much safer to configure it. Did you configure your firewall so it allows LW full access (advisable not to have 2 active firewalls b/c they can interfere with each other); Firewall configuration instructions (click on link)

If your firewall is already configured, then just let LW do the rest when you come to the firewall configure part when 1st opening LW. But yes, LW 4.9 is much more sensitive to firewalls than LW 4.8.1 was.

1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)
2. What firewalls you have?
3. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
4. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
5. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
6. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
7. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)?
8. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
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hI Guys,

Well , I have been reading this topic for hours but I can't find the solution for my connexion probleme with limewire

To resume my situation:

Like 1 month ago, limewire decide to stop working 'it say that I am firewalled' and it can't connect to the network

*I use win XP SP2

*My connection is broadband t1 cable direclty connected to the bulding network

*I use only one computer

* My firewall is well configurated (kaspersky with 6346 ports both udp & tcp open, the test ' http://www3.limewire.com:6346 ' say that Your test worked! )

*the windows firewall is off

* I called my isp customer service (mdi access chicago), they told me that no ports has been blocked for p2p

* I have installed limewire 4.10 and java 1.5

Only 1 block is green from the connection quality and limewire still detect a firewall!!

I can't find any solution

Thanks for your help



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paolini what's changed since it was working? And what have you tried? It might sound very basic, but try deleting your LW Preferences folder whilst LW is closed; instructions here: Point #2 in Fixes for Limewire (sample at bottom of page.)

What modem/router device brand name & model number do you have. See if it has a UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) switch on the outside. If you know how to log into the device using your browser, check to see if there's a UPnP option. If yes, enable it.
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Thank you Lord Of the rings for ur reply

Well I try severals times to delete LW preferences but it didn't work

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paolini what's changed since it was working?
Since aproximatly a month, I launch LW on day and it say that it can connect to the network because my computer is probably firewalled but I didn't change anything on my configuration and my firewall, I disable it and nothing change, trying many ports, forwarding...nothing!

I don;t use a personal router or modem, I am directly connected to the swich board of the bulding, unless they install a hardware firewall to lock P2P transfert, I don't see, I called the ISP but they said that they don't change anything in there config

I try other gnutella software like sharezza , morpheus but same thing, it's seem like I can go anymore to Gnutella network
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paolini With LW 4.10.x & later, LW now has a preferences folder in a new location. It might be worth trying to delete it also whilst LW is CLOSED!
Use your search function, go to options & change view mode to show "hidden" files & folders. Then search for limewire
It's found here: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\LimeWire
The Application Data folder is "hidden".
You can see an example of how to find & delete it from a FrostWire example here: How to delete your FrostWire Preferences folder
But of course, it's the limewire folder you search & delete. Check that the one you select is from the above location (ie: within the Application Data folder!!!) And of course only do it whilst LW is "closed"!

If this doesn't fix it, well I don't know. You could try other ports. Here's a list of several to try: 1111, 3500, 4008, 1203, 10000, 15189, 80, 88, 8080, 8000, 20282, 22817, 443, 427, 34599, 40475, 64049, 20-21, 3689, 631, 139, 548, 19515, 22091, 25079.

ie: Go to LW's menu bar, Tools>Options>Advanced>Firewalls. Change the listeing port to one of the above. Also set your port to manual port forward & change the port to the same. There's a lot of ports there but if you're determined to get LW running, then it's worth the persistence. Don't forget to press apply after making any changes. Then go to LW's menu bar, File>Disconnect, wait a minute, then File>Connect. Give each no. at least 20+ mins to try to connect.

Failing this, you could try proxy options. There's different types. A Fix for those whose ISP's block Limewire pages 1 - 3 which have links to alternative instructions.
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Windows XP can't find no such dir Preference or file??? Looked everywhere.
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In my 2nd last post, there's a link which describes & has samples at bottom of page about how to find .limewire folder. However, if you're new to LW & version 4.10 is your 1st version then see my last post. ie: Search for limewire not .limewire & you should find it within the Application Data folder ("IF" you set your search to show "hidden" files & folders before you do the search! Otherwise your search won't find it!)
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HELP, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING ON THE CONNECTION PROBLEM LIST AND STILL CAN NOT CONNECT,I HAVE NORTON FIREWALL WHICH I WENT AS FAR AS DELETING IT COMPLETLY FROM MY COMPUTER AND I STILL GET MESSAGE FIREWALL BLOCKED.
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I tried the fix and still cannot get connected??? The windows fire wall appears to be blocking (getting the same error message as some of the other postings) even though I am allowing the limewire content on the exceptions. As for the fix on the website, due to the firewall I can't start lime wire to get to tools option to locate the port. Any other ideas?
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It appears from you post that yours is a install problem since you say you can not get it to start to get to the tools option try following the instructions below.

You will need to install Java and LimeWire manually First go to the first link.You can find Links to java in there Download Java to your hard drive by putting a mark in the save to disc box. Save it to my documents or wherever you save downloads from the internet. Do the same with LimeWire the second link will take you there.

Now with that done click on start then control panel add/remove programs and see if Java is listed on the list if it is uninstall it. Do the same with LimeWire if the un installers were not loaded you may have to manually delete the files. But in most cases this is not necessary.

Now click on the Java installer you saved to your hard drive and follow the instructions after you have completed that do the same with LimeWire.

Please post back and let us know if it worked. If it did not I will give further instructions on manually deleting Java and LimeWire.


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