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Old December 29th, 2004
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I am using Phex 2.0.0.76 with JRE 1.5. When I was using XP SP1 everything was fine. After I upgraded to SP2, Phex is having problems connecting to any remote host. It keeps reporting "error: connect time out" in the status field.

I have tried turning off windows firewall and still does not help.

The symptom seems to be that the "my address" field is always showing "127.0.0.1:12530". I have tried to force my ipaddress by using "export Host ip as" but it does not seem to help.

Can someon please provide some suggestions?
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Try reducing the number of connections, you attempt.

Increease the time-out time in preferences (SP2 imposes some restrictions on the number of simultaneous connections).

That's what comes to my mind at first.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried increasing the connection timeout to 15 seconds, and it does not see to help.

One key observation I made with Phex's behavior is that:
- in sp1, phex will start with "my address: 127.0.0.1:<port>" and within seconds change the ip address to my publicly visible address automatically
- in sp2, phex just stays with "my address: 127.0.0.1:<port>", and never grab on to my public ip address.

Is there anything I can do to change this behavior?

(p.s. I have tried exporting my public address in options and it does not see to help.)
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Your adress stays 127.0.0.1 if you don't find a connection, as soon as you are connected your adress changes into your IP
Have you tried to reinstall Phex and delete the phex folder in Documents and Settings\your account name\phex ?
Note, you do lose your settings and partial files info when doing that.
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Thanks for explaining when the ipaddress changes from 127.0.0.1.

I have just tried RaaF's suggestion of reinstalling Phex and ensuring the phex folder in Documents and Settings\your account name\phex was removed. Unfortunately it had no effect. I still can't connect.

SP2 is definitely giving me grief...
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krapbucket,
Have you added phex to the WinXP sp2 firewall settings ?
Read this thread in the limewire forums.

And of course you can always uninstall SP2 under software in your configuration screen.
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Hi Raaf:

Thanks for continue to try to help me.

I have turned off Windows firewall via Control Panel, and turned it off in the Services (via administrative tools). I turned it off because I am trying to get SP2 to "behave" like SP1.

Despite turning off windows firewall completely, I still can not get Phex to connect *sigh*
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I just thought I'd throw this out: if you're trying to make SP 2 behave like SP 1 then why not simply uninstall SP 2 (like Raaf suggests)?
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I just installed Phex and so far, I like it.

I have a solution to the Sp2 problems with the number of connections.

http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=tools

This page is to download a small patch to fix the connections limit. I came across it while having problems with shareaza. Works fine for me.
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Great, thanks!
I published a FAQ entry about this on the Phex website.
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