Gnutella Forums  

Go Back   Gnutella Forums > Current Gnutella Client Forums > LimeWire+WireShare (Cross-platform) > Technical Support > Download/Upload Problems
Register FAQ The Twelve Commandments Members List Calendar Arcade Find the Best VPN Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Download/Upload Problems Problems with downloading or uploading files through the Gnutella network.
* Please specify whether the file problem is a Gnutella network shared file OR a Torrent file. *

Welcome To Gnutella Forums

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, fun aspects such as the image caption contest and play in the arcade, and access many other special features after your registration and email confirmation. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! (click here) (Note: we use Yandex mail server so make sure yandex is not on your email filter or blocklist.)

If you have any problems with the Gnutella Forum registration process or your Gnutella Forum account login, please contact us (this is not for program use questions.) Your email address must be legitimate and verified before becoming a full member of the forums. Please be sure to disable any spam filters you may have for our website, so that email messages can reach you.
Note: Any other issue with registration, etc., send a Personal Message (PM) to one of the active Administrators: Lord of the Rings or Birdy.

Once registered but before posting, members MUST READ the FORUM RULES (click here) and members should include System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) in their posts if their problem relates to using the program. Whilst forum helpers are happy to help where they can, without these system details your post might be ignored. And wise to read How to create a New Thread

Thank you

If you are a Spammer click here.
This is not a business advertising forum, all member profiles with business advertising will be banned, all their posts removed. Spamming is illegal in many countries of the world. Guests and search engines cannot view member profiles.

           Deutsch?              Español?                  Français?                   Nederlands?
   Hilfe in Deutsch,   Ayuda en español,   Aide en français et LimeWire en françaisHulp in het Nederlands

Forum Rules

Support Forums

Before you post to one of the specific Client Help and Support Conferences in Gnutella Client Forums please look through other threads and Stickies that may answer your questions. Most problems are not new. The Search function is most useful. Also the red Stickies have answers to the most commonly asked questions. (over 90 percent).
If your problem is not resolved by a search of the forums, please take the next step and post in the appropriate forum. There are many members who will be glad to help.
If you are new to the world of file sharing please do not be shy! Everyone was ‘new’ when they first started.

When posting, please include details for:
Your Operating System ....... Your version of your Gnutella Client (* this is important for helping solve problems) ....... Your Internet connection (56K, Cable, DSL) ....... The exact error message, if one pops up
Any other relevant information that you think may help ....... Try to make your post descriptive, specific, and clear so members can quickly and efficiently help you. To aid helpers in solving download/upload problems, LimeWire and Frostwire users must specify whether they are downloading a torrent file or a file from the Gnutella network.
Members need to supply these details >>> System details - help us to help you (click on blue link)


There are senior members on the forums who serve as Moderators. These volunteers keep the board organized and moving.
Moderators are authorized to: (in order of increasing severity)
Move posts to the correct forums. Many times, members post in the wrong forum. These off-topic posts may impede the normal operation of the forum.
Edit posts. Moderators will edit posts that are offensive or break any of the House Rules.
Delete posts. Posts that cannot be edited to comply with the House Rules will be deleted.
Restrict members. This is one of the last punishments before a member is banned. Restrictions may include placing all new posts in a moderation queue or temporarily banning the offender.
Ban members. The most severe punishment. Three or more moderators or administrators must agree to the ban for this action to occur. Banning is reserved for very severe offenses and members who, after many warnings, fail to comply with the House Rules. Banning is permanent. Bans cannot be removed by the moderators and probably won't be removed by the administration.

The Rules

1. Warez, copyright violation, or any other illegal activity may NOT be linked or expressed in any form. Topics discussing techniques for violating these laws and messages containing locations of web sites or other servers hosting illegal content will be silently removed. Multiple offenses will result in consequences. File names are not required to discuss your issues. If filenames are copyright then do not belong on these forums & will be edited out or post removed. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

2. Spamming and excessive advertising will not be tolerated. Commercial advertising is not allowed in any form, including using in signatures.

3. There will be no excessive use of profanity in any forum.

4. There will be no racial, ethnic, or gender based insults, or any other personal attacks.

5. Pictures may be attached to posts and signatures if they are not sexually explicit or offensive. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

6. Remember to post in the correct forum. Take your time to look at other threads and see where your post will go. If your post is placed in the wrong forum it will be moved by a moderator. There are specific Gnutella Client sections for LimeWire, Phex, FrostWire, BearShare, Gnucleus, Morpheus, and many more. Please choose the correct section for your problem.

7. If you see a post in the wrong forum or in violation of the House Rules, please contact a moderator via Private Message or the "Report this post to a moderator" link at the bottom of every post. Please do not respond directly to the member - a moderator will do what is required.

8. Any impersonation of a forum member in any mode of communication is strictly prohibited and will result in banning.

9. Multiple copies of the same post will not be tolerated. Post your question, comment, or complaint only once. There is no need to express yourself more than once. Duplicate posts will be deleted with little or no warning. Keep in mind a forum censor may temporarily automatically hold up your post, if you do not see your post, do not post again, it will be dealt with by a moderator within a reasonable time. Authors of multiple copies of same post may be dealt with by moderators within their discrete judgment at the time which may result in warning or infraction points, depending on severity as adjudged by the moderators online.

10. Posts should have descriptive topics. Vague titles such as "Help!", "Why?", and the like may not get enough attention to the contents.

11. Do not divulge anyone's personal information in the forum, not even your own. This includes e-mail addresses, IP addresses, age, house address, and any other distinguishing information. Don´t use eMail addresses in your nick. Reiterating, do not post your email address in posts. This is for your own protection.

12. Signatures may be used as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit or used for commercial advertising. Commercial weblinks cannot be used under any circumstances and will result in an immediate ban.

13. Dual accounts are not allowed. Cannot explain this more simply. Attempts to set up dual accounts will most likely result in a banning of all forum accounts.

14. Video links may only be posted after you have a tally of two forum posts. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam.

15. Failure to show that you have read the forum rules may result in forum rules breach infraction points or warnings awarded against you which may later total up to an automatic temporary or permanent ban. Supplying system details is a prerequisite in most cases, particularly with connection or installation issues.

Violation of any of these rules will bring consequences, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank You! Thanks for taking the time to read these forum guidelines. We hope your visit is helpful and mutually beneficial to the entire community.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51 (permalink)  
Old February 22nd, 2008
Join Date: February 22nd, 2008
Location: miami
Posts: 1
gam1na is flying high
Default current user who changed computers

Hello. I paid for LimeWire pro upgarde about a month ago. Now I am using another computer and would like to see if I can get my songs back and avoid paying a new limewire pro fee?
Reply With Quote
  #52 (permalink)  
Old March 13th, 2008
Join Date: March 13th, 2008
Posts: 2
lil.miss32 is flying high

You can download the Mac OSX beta version for windows... It makes the whole thing look like a Mac. Pretty cool
Reply With Quote
  #53 (permalink)  
Old April 4th, 2008
Join Date: April 4th, 2008
Posts: 2
Passion73 is flying high

My Limewire is saying there is a firewall. I stopped all my security software from running and I still can't download...the firewall icon is still there.
What can I do?
Reply With Quote
  #54 (permalink)  
Old April 9th, 2008
Join Date: April 9th, 2008
Posts: 1
stumpyc is flying high

G'day. I'm stumpyc from Australia. Why do I keep getting the "Awaiting Sources" message when attempting to download a file and how can I stop this occurring?
Reply With Quote
  #55 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2008
Join Date: October 12th, 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2
Dimal is flying high
Question Linux - Upgraded to Current version, search results now lousy.


First time poster on this Forum, so Hi to all LW Contributors ....

Have been using LW Pro for many years and for the most part trouble free and great performance. Recently however, after updating to latest version in Linux (Kubuntu 8.04), my search results for file searches has suddenly become abysmal.

Searching for generic files would normally result in plenty of multiple download sources and very quick downloads as a result (1.5Mbps). Lately however, I'm lucky to see a handful of search results and NO multiple sources. I've noticed that even if multiple sources for a file appear briefly, it quickly reverts back to one and sometimes that location disappears as well. It almost seems as though download sources are being continually found and then dropped.

Wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this and if so, were you able to overcome it and how did you do it? It's really frustrating not being able to use my favourite downloading tool....

Cheers All,
Reply With Quote
  #56 (permalink)  
Old August 30th, 2008
Join Date: August 30th, 2008
Posts: 1
mariacarina43 is flying high
Default help

i need someone to help me with lime wire this is the problem i took off lime wire 4.16 and put on lime wire 4.18 and now i can not download any music but lime wire says it is currently connecting to network,and it is still not connected yet, i want to know what to do.
Reply With Quote
  #57 (permalink)  
Old August 30th, 2008
Join Date: October 12th, 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2
Dimal is flying high

Hi mariacarina43,

In the end, none of the recommendations listed either in this forum or at the Limewire forum were of any help to me, including a detailed email from the support tech's at Limewire.

I basically just scrubbed my o/s installation, reinstalled, updated to latest version of the Java runtime environment and then installed Limewire 4.18.3 from scratch. After all of this (a lot of work reinstalling all of my app's and utilities), Limewire then worked properly and has to this time.

Don't really know what went wrong as none of my other app's (including those written with Java in mind) displayed any kind of problem, and for that matter, neither did the earlier version of Limewire? I use Limewire a lot so it was important for me to get it going again, hence the 'clean install' of the o/s.

Maybe someone with a professional I.T. qualification can shed some light on what might have been happening. You may have to grit your teeth and do the same thing I did.... In the end it was the only thing that worked.

Cheers mariacarina43,
Reply With Quote
  #58 (permalink)  
Old September 27th, 2008
Join Date: September 6th, 2008
Posts: 3
Purrete is flying high
Unhappy Overkill

Dear Dimal,
Your car window got stuck: doesn't go up and doesn't come down.
So you decided, after much pondering, that you will open the engine and take it appart, also the transmission gears, all the electric wires, the seats inside, take down the doors, open them up and after 4 days of work you reassembled the 1200 parts of your car. Now the window works fine.
That's exactly what you did with LW.
If the answer of LW technical support wasn't satisfactory, you keep pounding on them until your problem is solved.
A shame of the waisted time and efforts, theirs and yours.
Reply With Quote
  #59 (permalink)  
Old August 27th, 2009
Join Date: September 10th, 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 12
Treelady is flying high
Confused Too much span and viruses

I've been a member since July 06. I've paid my dues, since I thought dl them for free was cheating, and it's not my thing. Then you wanted me to pay yet AGAIN for yet another update, which I refused to do. Lately, every time I try to dl a song, it either has a virus, spam, connection is invalid or corrupt. I gave up. One song messed up my computer so badly,my daughter had to fix it. Something needs to be done about whoever is dl these crappy songs on here. I'm actually afraid to use Limewire and have stopped, as much as I love it and miss it. It needs help,bigtime.
Reply With Quote
  #60 (permalink)  
Old August 28th, 2009
birdy's Avatar
Join Date: October 18th, 2004
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 880
birdy has a distinguished reputationbirdy has a distinguished reputation

Originally Posted by Treelady View Post
Then you wanted me to pay yet AGAIN for yet another update, which I refused to do.
We don't want you to pay for anything. The volunteer helpers on this forum don't work for LW, or any other Gnutella client

Originally Posted by Treelady View Post
Lately, every time I try to dl a song, it either has a virus, spam, connection is invalid or corrupt. I gave up. One song messed up my computer so badly,my daughter had to fix it. Something needs to be done about whoever is dl these crappy songs on here. I'm actually afraid to use Limewire and have stopped, as much as I love it and miss it. It needs help,bigtime.
Because LW can't control what's shared on the network (since users are free to share whatever they like - good or bad), it's kind of up to the user to be careful with what they download.
There are organisations that would love to see the end of p2p & would sabotage the network. Click on this link for more info: Fake files showing up in search results

Make sure that you check files with Bitzi before download: How to use Bitzi

And some tips here (also tips for avoiding spam): How to find music

In the end, it's up to the user to keep themselves safe Make sure that you're using a good AV program. Keep it updated & use it to scan any file that you download - before you open the file.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows XP SP2 users, Please Read (Update of TCPIP.SYS on 2006-06-15) AaronWalkhouse Tips & Tricks 12 May 25th, 2009 08:36 AM
SATELLITE USERS - You CAN connect - Please Read dobbin Connection Problems 2 November 9th, 2004 04:41 AM
For NORTON Anti-Virus and Internet Security Users - Manual Update ursula Tips & Tricks 1 March 18th, 2004 03:33 AM
XP and 2000 users READ THIS ! Unregistered LimeWire Beta Archives 15 June 13th, 2002 10:51 PM
HAHA...Linux users read this :] anti-bearshare General Linux Support 8 January 22nd, 2002 08:12 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

Copyright © 2020 Gnutella Forums.
All Rights Reserved.