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Connection Problems Problems getting the LimeWire or WireShare program connecting to the Gnutella network. (not about connecting to files, that is a Download/Upload Problems section issue.) Please supply system details as described in the forum rules.
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1st try setting your linksys to UPnP setting. If that doesn't work, then follow the instructions as suggested, also changing your LW advanced firewall settings to manual port forward & using the same port as you set for the router.

No it won't affect WAN access. Your router is for external internet access. Internal wan or lan settings are independent of this. Unless of course, you're trying to connect more than one LimeWire thu the same router.
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Ok Deadfred;
Are you running any other firewalls apart from XP? If so, turn off your XP & configure your other firewall for LW:
http://www.limewire.com/english/content/firewalls.shtml

Configure for port 6346, then go & check what port LW's using now. If it's a different port, change it to 6346.
(tools > options > advanced > firewall config will tell you the port LW's listening on, 'apply' after change) Now do this test:
http://www3.limewire.com:6346
**I think this is right, someone please correct me if I'm wrong!


I can't find your modem details anywhere for use of UPnP or internal firewalls...do you have a separate router?

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Birdy

From this Pom, thanks very much for your reply. I've been scanning the forum for most used advice/help in this situation. I turned off tip of the day and connect at startup. No joy. Then deleted the .limewire in document and settings. It went through the basic startup and "CONNECTED IMMEDIATELY" with 5 green bars!! Haven't shut down yet but keeping fingers crossed will re-load when I do. Thanks again for your reply.
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Well I think I finally met software that defeated me... Limewire just won't work here...

I have tried everything... everthing except the Port Forwarding because I need my router to stay on DHCP for when my kids and friends come over and need to access the internet with their laptops...

I even disabled XP firewall totally and LW still sees a firewall somehow...

Thanks for trying but this software just won't run.

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Quote:
Originally posted by Guitarded9k
My router's fine. I guarantee. P2P worked before i rebuilt my PC, and now doesn't.
3 questions:
1)Can i get a simple list of all active firewalls?
2)Is there a windows service/component that I need for P2P to work?
3)Would my USB WiFi adapter's software (Linksys WUSB54G) block any specific traffic?
Check Connection problems? Check here first! for answers to #3. Make sure UPnP is activated. #2 has been answered in another thread. #1 If you have another firewall other than XP firewall, then disable XP's firewall & configure the other one you have instead.

You said you have a Voyager 2000 with firewall off. Have you considered port forwarding it or enabling UPnP for it?

Can you give us a total desciption of your set up (sorry repeat questions for what you've already supplied):
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. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)?
8. What version of Limewire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
9. Who is your isp provider (Internet Service Provider)?
10. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
11. 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?

Have you checked with your ISP as to whether they give the thumbs up or down to p2p sharing. Some nowadays block or shape bandwidth for p2p sharing.
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Deadfred & Starflight_2000 check the options here Connection problems? Check here first! (click on link) If the problem is not your set up, then it's probably your ISP that's causing problems. Talk to them about it. After all, you pay for a "service" that you pay for them to provide!
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hey i have deleted lime wire out my system and download it from it site and it still wont open and when i click on the icon a message comes up/- LIME WIRE IS NOT YOUR DEFAULT MAGNET LINK HANDLER DO U WANT TO MAKE IT. THEN IT TRYS TO CONNECT BUT IT WONT OPEN PLZ PLZ HELP
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... it still wont open...LIME WIRE IS NOT YOUR DEFAULT MAGNET LINK HANDLER... IT TRYS TO CONNECT BUT IT WONT OPEN
That means you have another p2p program on your computer that "is" it the magnet handler. Change it back to LW. nivin can you answer the questions on the previous page as I don't know anything about your system. Ah I just found your other thread in the BearShare section: it wont open It looks to me like a system problem. Easiest solution would be a reinstallation of windows. Not such a big deal really, just back your data up. Might even be worth reformatting. I also can't get BearShare to open. No matter what version I try.
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hey lord of the rings could u be able to give me instruction on how to do it i know it sounds stupid but im not a that really good at computers if u can that could be great & my bearshare open dont how but it just did sometimes i can open it and sometimes i cant dont know wat wrong
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How to do what? Reinstall windows? I'm not a big windows user. I'm actually a mac user. I'll pm someone else to offer the correct advice. I'd suspect just getting the windows installtion cd & reinstalling but ... I'll find out.
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