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Old June 30th, 2005
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Unhappy My Downloads are really slow?!!!

I've just purchased LimeWire Pro and I really don't see the difference from the freeloaders edition. For example:
Currently I am downloading *** Forum Rules (click here) . The host that I am downloading from has a T1 connection (so it says?) and I have a DSL connection. The file size is: 700.1 MB. Currently the Status Column states I am downloading from 6 hosts. Progress Column is currently at 18%. Speed Column is currently at 16KB/s. That is tremendously slow. My Operating System is Windows XP. Java Version is 1.5.x and my LimeWire Version is 4.8.1. Is this how Lime wire Pro should be. Can some one please give me some advise.

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I did look for answers to my probs from older posts and tried some of the advice given but still no help. Did you think I just posted a question without thrying to reseach the problem myself? I read the forum rules when registering. Why would you assume I didn't? If that the only advice you have to correct my prob well then I guess I just wasted 18.00 dollers for pro!
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Don't panic, don't panic! lol Keep your hat on! Hold your horses! I was getting around to answerring you. But this is not LW pro support however. So don't hang that on us here. This is simply a forum with volunteer helpers.

See this link & the off-shoot links. They will help you if you read thru them: To continue files downlding (click on link) There's both hints & xtras skills that may help your situations now & in future.
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LOL! Sorry about that. Image what my wife has to live with
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Old June 30th, 2005
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Default Attn!!!!!,problem fixed!

I have been researching this isuue for a week due to the fact the same problems have cropped up for me recently. The most recent windows update for xp seems to cause the windows firewall to turn on.I disabled it due to the fact i have a firewall on norton 2003, magically, my limewire works perfectly again. Check for firewall conflictions, seemed to be my problem, good luck.
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Old July 3rd, 2005
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Default slow downloads

Hello people!

I am new to limewire and having some trouble with download speeds. I am running limewire basic 4.8.1 on a 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 with 512MB DDR ram, 80 GB hard drive, Windows XP home with SP2. I have McAfee Internet security 7.1 including Personal Firewall Plus.

I have a 1MB broadband Internet connection via a USB modem.

I am currently trying to download a large movie file but I am getting an average download speed of around 12-16kbs, which as I am sure you can appreciate seems really slow to me. I have followed some of the advice found on this forum, i.e. only search for top quality results, but search for any speed.

I have also checked that the windows firewall is switched off - which it is, leaving only the McAfee firewall. I can connect ok, just getting very slow download!

I would really appreciate any help that can be offered up, I am no computer expert so 'laymans' terms please! I know its a lot to ask but if anyone has step-by step instructions for any tests or checks I can do to improve dowload speeds I would be greatful!

Also this may be a stupid question, but as stated I'm no computer whiz, does limewire use bittorrent and/or can it be used in conjunction with bittorrent?

Any answers greatfully recieved!

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Speed issues are often the result of the sources. Try to get a hold of multiple sources to downld from & with 3 or 4 star rating. Other than that, see the link I gave above about hints to improve your downlds.

No bittorrent is a totally different network. Programs that attempt to work on more than one type of p2p network generally suffer in at least one of those areas.
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