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postmortem April 16th, 2006 03:42 AM

files not wanting to download from host, even though they show up in a search
I've looked through many of the pages on this fourm to try and find if my problem has been posted already/previously and I didn't find one, so:

I've been having some problems with some files not wanting to download from hosts, even though they show up in a search. I'll do a search for files that I've been trying to download for some time, and on some of them, even though the search has found them, they won't download from the source/host. Even if/when I try to do a "resume" (figureing that that might help getting a connection), it file will only try to connect, then fail and go back to "awaiting sources." I'm running Limewire 4.10.9, Windows XP, and connecting through DSL via a wireless connection to a router. I'm figureing that either the host has set it so that noone can download files from them, or that my IP is being blocked.

Also, I've had some other files download to 100+%, but they wouldn't verify or complete, until I exit and restart Limewire.

Anyone have one or both of these problems too?

birdy April 16th, 2006 04:38 AM

There are some fake files around that will never download... just sit at 'connecting' til the cows come home. Kill them & start again! If you're finding it hard to get a good source, try the All Types search rather than Audio/Video. Try varying your search terms too, or just search for album title instead of song title.

There's a bit of info about files not verifying here

Lord of the Rings April 16th, 2006 09:37 AM

Try choosing those with 4 stars also since that represents a better chance of connection to the host.

You can also check to see which client you're downlding from by right-clicking the top of the search results column & choosing to show Vendor/Version. If you see that the host is RAZA (Shareaza) then you may have problems getting a successful downld from them or even connecting. Some other clients can be difficult also, but raza is more consistently unreliable.

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