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jisd November 3rd, 2006 08:33 PM

HELP PLEASE!!! FROSTWIRE CAN't CONNECT!!
 
I know all about the firewalls...in fact, frostwire was running in my laptop for 4 months with the little brick wall in the bottom covering the planet, but then two days ago, all of a sudden, I only had one green bar in my connection meter and i waited several hours but still nothing. I installed it and uninstalled it twice and still nothing.

here is my info...
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98) Windows XP
2. What firewalls you have? Mcafee (which is on but i have disbled temporarily just to see if it would work, but still nothing), and Windows Security (which i have shut off)
3. How much ram? i dont know
4. Hard Disk space available? 80 gig
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) Wireless modem
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? Axess-tel CDMA
7. Where are you trying to connect from (home, school, work, etc.)? home
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Frostwire 4.10.9 and Java 1.50.0_05
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)? Firefox
10. 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? says "your test worked": Yep
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.well technically arimba is a unsecure internet connection: No
12. Is this a your 1st try at FW or is this a new problem with an experienced user: i had limewire a couple of months ago and i think i had te same problem, but on a different computer and cable modem...it got solved though, if my memory does not fail me
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of FW's interface?yes and i always have, even when both of my firewalls are down.

This problem came completely out of the blue being that i have been using it for such a long time. Please help.

Thank you veddy much.

birdy November 3rd, 2006 09:30 PM

Double check your firewall config. You've probably done that but I'm just making sure.

How do you have your router set up (UPNP enabled, port forwarded or neither)?
If your model supports UPnP (some Axesstel devices do, not sure about yours as we'll need the model number), enable it within the router & also choose that option within FW's tools > options > advanced > firewall config. Give it a while to settle down & see what happens!

Do you have Service Pack 2 installed? Are you using a patch to increase connections? Check the thread below for a link to the patch, it might help.
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...ht=event+patch
Loads of people are having probs with FW connections right now & it has me stumped. I'd be really interested to see if that patch helps. I've used a patch for a while & my FW is connecting fine.


Otherwise try port forwarding. Check the site below, if your router's listed you'll find step by step instructions. Choose LW from the list of programs, FW isn't listed & setup is the same. *If setting up a static IP's in the instructions, don't miss that step...it's important.
http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm

Can you please let us know if any of those fixes work?

jisd November 3rd, 2006 11:51 PM

the model number is AXW-D1900, i'm not sure if it supports UPnP, but it worked fine for a couple of months so that can't be it. I'll try that patch thing, thank you.

jisd November 4th, 2006 10:17 AM

okay...i downloaded the patch and nothing. I tried port frwarding and nothing. One peculiar thing was that I checked my McAffee firewall to see if i had granted access to Frostwire's port (which i wasn't sure was either 6346 or 34651, I even changed the manual port forwarding # to 10004) and it did not appear on the list of inbound events, something necessary for it to be allowed entry. even stranger is that frostwire was working incredibly well for several months until 3 days ago and i'm surprised that it is not listed in McAffee. I am beyond confused and am considering getting either bearshare or morpheus, but i am loyal to frostwire and really want this to get fixed.

Peerless November 4th, 2006 10:40 AM

morpheus?

you like svcking §åtåñ's còck or w00t?

Lord of the Rings November 4th, 2006 03:40 PM

The listening port should be the same as the port that was forwarded.

You could take a note of all your option settings, then delete your FW prefs folder whilst it's closed; How to delete your FrostWire Preferences folder

Then set up the firewall options again. I'm not sure why you wouldn't be sure which one FW was listening thru. You set this so it's static. Only if you're using UPnP (no port forwarding) would the UDP vary at all. But it looks like your device doesn't support UPnP. BTW when you port forwarded, did you set up a static ip 1st? If not, then you'd need to start from scratch & do the port forwarding again.

jisd November 4th, 2006 07:40 PM

Yep, I deleted the frostwire preferences folder, then I accidentally uninstalled the entire frostwire program and put it to port forwarding with the port 10004. I figured that this would be even better and, to my dismay, it didn't do any difference...still showing only one bar and a firewall icon on the bottom bar. i even disabled all three firewalls and rebooted, still no signal. Maybe the frikkin thing doesn't like me. anyways, i would appreciate other suggestions and i apprecite it a lot.

birdy November 4th, 2006 07:54 PM

Where did you get FW from (which site)?

Have you installed any updates or new programs since it was working?

What happens if you go (within FW) file > disconnect, leave it for a minute, then file > connect?

garbagefan2 November 4th, 2006 08:13 PM

Maybe your ISP decided to block gnutella know. Who are they? Firefox is not an ISP. Its a web browser. An isp is someone who gives you internet. If you tell us we can see if they are good or bad.

birdy November 4th, 2006 08:21 PM

Hi gf2,
This same prob is all over the other forum, it's like an epidemic. A lot have been scammed lately & I don't know if maybe there's a very bad scam version around, or some M$ update that's causing probs (like SP2 did)?? Someone said they had this connection thing start happening after installing IE7.

jisd November 4th, 2006 10:41 PM

I'm not exactly sure who is my ISP, but if you give some examples of it i'm sure i can tell you. All I know is that I use an Axesstell wireless modem in my house. I got frostwire from the frostwire website and to my knowledge I have not installed or updated anything circa the time it stopped connecting. Is Limewire or any other Gnutell networks having the same probs? If so, it probably is the ISP.

Peerless November 4th, 2006 11:10 PM

ISP= http://www.centennialpr.com/bs/bluzone.asp

jisd November 5th, 2006 06:19 PM

yep, that's it, centennial. Do the have a history of blocking gnutella?

Peerless November 5th, 2006 06:30 PM

wouldn't know to be quite honest...since others (birdy and garbagefan2) were helping you last night, I though I'd give a little info as to your ISP (since I'm a SuperMod I can see your IP addy and research it)...

a call to your tech support might be in order....and if you have already installed the new Internet Explorer 7, that perhaps might be the cause...I for one am ignoring said update notification until they get the bugs hammered out of it, so I don't know if there is any effect it has on gnutella clients

jisd November 5th, 2006 07:19 PM

I doubt that i installed IE7 being that I never use IE (I'm a Firefox man), but if i do call tech, what do I say? "Well, I'm having trouble with my p2p program, which is mostly used to ilegally download songs." Won't they send the feds on me. I mean, there's nothing else wrong with my internet. Another interesting fact, i stil have frostwire installed in another desktop that I have i my house under a completely different ISP: Liberty Cable Links. Frostwire isn't working there either!! Even more curious, my sister uses limewire (which i have been told was being ******* down by the feds, therefore changing to frostwire) and that is working just fine. the firewall blocking icon isn't even in the bottom bar. And it's in the same computer, same ISP!! Quite a mistery, I might say...

Lord of the Rings November 5th, 2006 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jisd
...still showing only one bar and a firewall icon on the bottom bar... All I know is that I use an Axesstell wireless modem in my house.

"all' wireless devices use internal NAT firewalls. So you have a choice of port forwarding or using UPnP if your device supports it.

I find your statement confusing ... 2 isp's in the one household ... yet your sister 'can' connect on same computer but "you" can't. Are you taking us for a "ride" or what. In question 11 your answer was "no" but now you're saying yes. So which is it? I'm not sure I can be bothered with being stuffed around like this. Good luck in your endeavours anyway. Go to another forum & kid them around & stop frigging us around with time-wasting rot. Or otherwise top lying to us. I'm delisting myself from my subscription to this thread anyway. :rolleyes: I've got better things to do! :p :tease:

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 08:57 PM

i JUST DONT UNDERSTAND THIS
what is going on
why so many ppl having issues
i have basic xp home w firewall
ie 6 and my frostwire is fine and everyone cant use frostwire all sudden
even my bros quit after 2 days
mine runs perfectly
should he try lime basic

Peerless November 5th, 2006 09:04 PM

I for one wouldn't be surprised if its:

1) a specific virus to kill LW/FW programs

2) the result of not using a firewall and having been 'exploited' by the MAFIAA

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 09:07 PM

i think my bro might be wireless
he went lime basic fixed odd he might need live w lime

Lord of the Rings November 5th, 2006 09:08 PM

Hi Cootmaster, I recognise you from the FrostWire forums. I received this personal message from Birdy:
"There's this explanation for the flood of FW connection problems over the last week or so:
http://www.frostwire.com/forum/viewt...hp?p=3147#3147

I don't get it though...if the FW host cache is 'stale' fair enough but I don't understand how it can go stale. The host cache gives out IPs, I presume from any Gnutella client...is this a finite list of IPs (ie not changing as new ultrapeers are found day by day)?
If it's a problem because of FW not releasing a new version for so long, how can people still run ancient LW versions successfully? I see really old (4.0.8) LWs around all the time. And ... my FW ... but it still connects as well as ever... "

So I'm not sure myself, this could be so. I would have thought that being the case that a simple deletion of FW prefs folder should fix the situation but it hasn't.

I'm sure FW probably isn't too far from bringing out a new beta but I haven't heard any feedback in that regard.

In the meantime, if you're brave, yes but why not try out the LW beta http://www.limewire.com/english/content/beta.shtml which has some very nice improvements. A summarised description of changes can be seen here http://www.limewire.com/english/cont..._history.shtml

After all, both the LW & FW devs are good mates so to speak & so should the communities. We try to support each other.

Edit: wow I am slow posting ... 2 posts have gone by before I finished my post. lmao :D

Double-edit: all 3 versions of my FrostWire connect nicely. I just double-checked.

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 09:16 PM

i seen this w ARES
im a moderator there and it run fine for weeks then everyone complains
the fw version might be out dated i told him switch to lime basic for awhile
i bet it fix when lw 4 12 comes out
mine runs fine

ya the forum threads need cleaning up everyone posts in every area

Peerless November 5th, 2006 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings
all 3 versions of my FrostWire connect nicely. I just double-checked.

ditto here...my version of FW works just fine, and I rarely use it (which to me means that I should have had a harder time than I did in getting connected...)

either these flood of posts re: not being able to connect are fake, or there is something else going on that is unrelated to the programs general operation

Lord of the Rings November 5th, 2006 09:36 PM

It is odd isn't it. I was thinking the same thing yesterday it was odd with the sudden influx of FW connection issues. Last night I re-installed LW 4.0.10 on Mac OS 9 & it connected fine. I also tried 4.0.8 without problems. Both downloaded & uploaded files happily. Though I did get the odd internal error.

birdy November 5th, 2006 09:51 PM

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I fired up LW 4.8.1 basic & had an excellent connection within a minute. I haven't used that dinosaur for so long...
Remember how things used to look???:D

Lord of the Rings November 5th, 2006 09:57 PM

Likewise last night I didn't post any connection or download snaps though I did take some, but I did post about installing LW 4.0.x http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showpo...70&postcount=5. I was happily downloading with LW 4.0 last night. :)

So why just some FW users having problems all of a sudden?

birdy November 5th, 2006 10:03 PM

I just fired up FW 4.9.34 Beta too, excellent connection right off.
That thing hasn't been used for well over 6 months.

Peerless November 5th, 2006 10:08 PM

I'm running the same version of FW 4.10 that I've had on my machine since it was released...but I have as of yet to update to either IE7 or FireFox 2.x (waiting for the bugs to be hammered out before I take those leaps)

birdy November 5th, 2006 10:12 PM

I have Firefox 2.0 but no IE for me.
Been over at Norbie's getting rid of the nightmare codec, he suggested the update to 2.0 so I did.

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 10:36 PM

i got fox 2 no ie 7 forget it

where u get those old betas

birdy November 5th, 2006 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cootmaster
where u get those old betas

We save the installers as they're released:wink:

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 10:41 PM

a i got all kinds ares installers


so any idea why so many have so many issues our are fine


nice see u birdy

birdy November 5th, 2006 10:58 PM

Hey cm, how're you doing?:p

I don't know what's the problem with connections. A couple of people had lost FW rules within McAfee so I thought it might be a Mcafee update gone wrong but don't think so now. A couple of people had the prob start after IE7 & thought it might be something to do with that but not everyone's updated so who knows?

Guess someone will figure it out eventually.

cootmaster November 5th, 2006 11:06 PM

odd
i got xp home
ie6
a computer i built
xp firewal
cable


runs excelent


ie7 forget it

nothing blocking me

5 megs down


like i said its usully seen at ares bc ppl refuse to update or old nodes get useless

as for my bro he went lime
i guess ppl need go lime 4 awhile

et voilą November 6th, 2006 10:00 AM

The problem is that the Gnutella.net bundled in FrostWire 4.10 (containing the hosts caches to connect) are too old to let you connect.

Go in the FrostWire preferences folder. Open Gnutella.net with a text editor. Remove all the lines.

Paste in there those:

krill.shacknet.nu:20095,,1162480628374,,,en,1
uhc.udp-host-cache.com:9999,,1162480630012,,,en,0
kisama.ath.cx:8080,,1162480628074,,,en,1
uhc3.limewire.com:51180,,1162480626905,,,en,0
uhc2.limewire.com:20181,,1162480626164,,,en,0
gwc.jooz.net:8010,,1162480627623,,,en,0

Save the file while FW is closed. Start FW and wait a bit it should now connect.

Ciao

gubatron November 6th, 2006 01:34 PM

Issues will be solved soon
 
We're preparing a new release as we speak, so hold on tight and have a little patience, soon we'll be releasing a new version of frostwire that will solve the connection issues.

Lord of the Rings November 6th, 2006 02:34 PM

It sounds like it only applies to those who exclusively use FrostWire. AFAIK this issue hasn't affected those who use both FW & LW. Perhaps due to the initial sharing of prefs folder in the initial versions.

cootmaster November 6th, 2006 02:40 PM

except mine runs fine
i use FW ONLY

and my bro swiched from bearshre i think to fw
in last 3 weeks

since i buit my computer it was a fresh install

AFAIK ? what this meen

Lord of the Rings November 6th, 2006 02:57 PM

My assumption was incorrect then. AFAIK = as far as I know

et voilą November 6th, 2006 04:01 PM

There is no link between having LW installed and FW getting connections. However you can take your Gnutella.net from LW and use it in FW!

Ciao

t8180 November 19th, 2006 03:32 PM

re: #34
 
where r u finding the frostwire preferences folder?

birdy November 19th, 2006 06:41 PM

Depends which OS you use;)
Click on the link below for various locations
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showpo...73&postcount=5

t8180 November 20th, 2006 05:35 AM

thanx birdy, running xp and now im stuck:bangh:, i went to C:\documents & settings\user\application data\frostwire. easy enough but now how do you open gnutella.net with a text editor??

Lord of the Rings November 20th, 2006 01:42 PM

Open your text editor, drag & drop the document onto the text editor in the tray. Else, drop it onto the empty document the editor has open.

t8180 November 21st, 2006 08:10 AM

sorry, i forgot to mention, i actually can't even find gnutella.net.

Lord of the Rings November 21st, 2006 09:18 AM

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1st & foremost, you must find your FrostWire preferences folder; How to find your FrostWire Preferences folder (that link is how to delete them but it also shows how to find them!) Then open this folder & you will find the gnutella.net file inside. Drag & drop it onto a notepad empty document to open it. Then make the changes. Save the file. You must only do this whilst the FrostWire program is CLOSED!!!

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lauritastlouis November 25th, 2006 01:29 PM

I suddenly couldn't get other p2p software to work. Bearshare/bearflix both allowed me to search but i couldn't get any connections. they both also had less files suddenly available (even no longer listing stuff that i'd recently downloaded). I tried limewire, which i used to use before finding bearshare. Same problem... nothing connects. I can search all i want, but download nothing. (btw, most the idiots on the lw forum are convinced that it's a fake file issue). I haven't tried frostwire yet, but shareaza works just fine. If suddenly all the gnutella networks started acting screwy, could it be an issue with the networks? it seems strange that all of the sudden, a whole bunch of people are all having the same problem with different software at the same time. I hadn't downloaded anything for several weeks, so my bs/bf problem may have been going on longer than i have realized. Any thoughts on this?

Lord of the Rings November 26th, 2006 02:24 AM

See Charter listed here ISP's known to BLOCK or Filter p2p or specifically Limewire

We've been getting a lot of Charter customers coming here complaining of the same thing.

KillerMike November 26th, 2006 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lauritastlouis
I suddenly couldn't get other p2p software to work. Bearshare/bearflix both allowed me to search but i couldn't get any connections. they both also had less files suddenly available (even no longer listing stuff that i'd recently downloaded). I tried limewire, which i used to use before finding bearshare. Same problem... nothing connects. I can search all i want, but download nothing. (btw, most the idiots on the lw forum are convinced that it's a fake file issue). I haven't tried frostwire yet, but shareaza works just fine. If suddenly all the gnutella networks started acting screwy, could it be an issue with the networks? it seems strange that all of the sudden, a whole bunch of people are all having the same problem with different software at the same time. I hadn't downloaded anything for several weeks, so my bs/bf problem may have been going on longer than i have realized. Any thoughts on this?

I have been having the same problem. I have tried multiple p2p software's and all end up the same. It always says "enabling open information sharing", and I can no longer download anything when I used to be able to a week ago. A few posts ago, someone mentioned they are going to fix the connection issues. Is this correct?

Lord of the Rings November 26th, 2006 04:47 PM

If you've been downlding & uploading heavily then perhaps your ISP has decided you're doing too much. I do know Cox does this on specific users. They are reknown for doing this; find them on the list here ISP's known to BLOCK or Filter p2p or specifically Limewire

If you follow the directions earlier in this thread then it should work on condition that Cox is not shaping/blocking your use of FrostWire. There's a more thorough change to make to the file in question if you see et voila's Sticky thread near the top of this FrostWire forum section. ;) :)

KillerMike November 26th, 2006 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings
If you've been downlding & uploading heavily then perhaps your ISP has decided you're doing too much. I do know Cox does this on specific users. They are reknown for doing this; find them on the list here ISP's known to BLOCK or Filter p2p or specifically Limewire

If you follow the directions earlier in this thread then it should work on condition that Cox is not shaping/blocking your use of FrostWire. There's a more thorough change to make to the file in question if you see et voila's Sticky thread near the top of this FrostWire forum section. ;) :)

Ya, I have done everything the sticky's said, and that helped it connect, cause now I have full green bars, but it still says it cannot sources when I try to download and it still says "enabling open information sharing" at the top tool bar. I do have Cox, but I have only download about 20 things in about the 2 weeks I have had it, and I have a friends that have Cox and can still download. How can I find out if the block p2p on my ip? Thanks.


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