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Old December 2nd, 2006
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Default Need help with 10.4 limewire firewall setup for newbie?

So I have that brick icon. I go to Systems preferences > Sharing > Firewall.

It then says Firewall Off above "Start" button. In the "Allow" box nothing is ticked.

I click on "New..." button. Then I see "Port Name" box which I change to "Other".

Then there is:
TCP Port Number........Here I enter 6346?
UDP Port Number........Here I leave blank?
Description.................Here I write Gnutella/Limewire.

Now I don't know anything about ports, computers, firewalls etc.

The brick is still there.

Underneath where it says Firewall off in the Firewall tab of System Preferences. Do I press the "Start" button???

Also if people upload(How many do I let at a time) does that make my downloads faster, because they seem to be slow. I have ADSL 1500k with TPG

I have a Billion 5100 ADSL Router for what its worth which I havent configured anything with.

Now if anybody could help here I'd be stoked. Have injured myself and am homebound alot so am starting to use computers more often but god damn they're a Head F.....


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BTW I've done my homework and read other posts!
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I would recommend turning your Firewall on. You should always use a firewall when connected to the internet. the portnumber you use for Limewire should also be added for both TCP and UDP, but since your firewall is off that's not why the brick wall is showing.

The easiest way to get connected well (If your computer is set up right for using it) would be to enable UPnP in both Limewire and the router. In Limewire Tools-->Options-->Advanced-->Firewall Config and choose Use UPnP

Then go in to the router configuration and turn UPnP on.

This doesn't always work though. In that case you should use Portforwarding to open the connection for Limewire.

Is this your Router (Billion BiPac 5100W) or does the options for configuring it look the same?
If so then just follow the instructions there:

http://www.portforward.com/english/r...W/Limewire.htm

Remember that in Limewire the portnumber for listening port and manual port forward should be the same number. Also if you turn on the firewall in the rules you mentioned above you should use that same number.

Also the step where you det your static IP is very important
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Thanks so much for replying. I think I'll end up sleepless soon as well.

1. I turned on Firewall (Systems Prefences > Sharing > Firewall).

2. I selected Gnutella/Limewire from Allow box and pressed edit then Selected "Other" and put 6346 in TCP Port number and UDP Port Number. Description, Gnutella/Limewire.

DO I JUST SELECT GNUTELLA/LIMEWIRE, OR DO I SELECT FILE SHARING AS WELL?

3. I got to "Firewall Configure" via "Limewire" > "Preferences" > Advanced.. and slected "Use UPnP" and changed the number in "Listen on Port" to 6346.

THAT LINK TOLD ME TO SELECT MANUAL PORT FORWARD.

4. I followed the set=up via the link.
Chose Configure iPv4 "Manually"
Entered 192.168.1.253

5. Rang TPG and got DNS numbers.
Put both
203.12.160.35
203.12.160.36

Okay so I reall have no idea what I'm doing but am perservering but that brick is still there.

Help anyone!!
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Thanks so much for replying. I think I'll end up sleepless soon as well.

1. I turned on Firewall (Systems Prefences > Sharing > Firewall).

This is a Windows PC, right? XP? Also what firewall do you use?

2. I selected Gnutella/Limewire from Allow box and pressed edit then Selected "Other" and put 6346 in TCP Port number and UDP Port Number. Description, Gnutella/Limewire.

DO I JUST SELECT GNUTELLA/LIMEWIRE, OR DO I SELECT FILE SHARING AS WELL?

3. I got to "Firewall Configure" via "Limewire" > "Preferences" > Advanced.. and slected "Use UPnP" and changed the number in "Listen on Port" to 6346.

Did you try using Limewire with UPnP? Was there no change?

THAT LINK TOLD ME TO SELECT MANUAL PORT FORWARD.

4. I followed the set=up via the link.
Chose Configure iPv4 "Manually"
Entered 192.168.1.253

5. Rang TPG and got DNS numbers.
Put both
203.12.160.35
203.12.160.36

Okay so I reall have no idea what I'm doing but am perservering but that brick is still there.

Help anyone!!
When configuring the static IP in XP the easiest way is keep in on automatic config. Then while connected to the internet go to Start-->Run. In the box type cmd and press enter. Now type ipconfig /all and press enter. Now it will list the numbers you should put in the connection preferences, when getting a static IP.

When setting it up use the DNS server numbers you got from TPG. Press OK and you should be done.

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Hey Sleepless thanks again mate, though I have a Mac OSX 10.4(said 10.4 in original question but I should've been more specific)

I am going to call Billion to see if my network settings are right?

But if anyone else can tell me what to do, cheers in advance.

I'm determined to get rid of the brick.
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Oops. I just expected you made a type-o (like meant to say Limewire 4.10)

Not strange then that I didn't recognise some of the options.

I'll ask some Mac users to have a look, because I know nothing about configuring Macs.

You should still answer those questions in a single post though, so people don't have to read through the entire thing to get your specifications. (kinda like an overview)
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1. OSX Firewall settings for Tiger though many mac users have their firewalls turned off. I turn it on & off intermittently depending upon sites I visit.

2. For your Billion, make sure UPnP is enabled, http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm for details of how to log in. For setting up UPnP, see UPnP section, under Billion heading here Connection problems? Check here first!
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Default I will throw a brick soon!!

Cool.

I also asked the question in the Mac OSX 10.4 section but no response.

I will do just that post another stating what I've done etc, etc,

For what it's worth I just rang Billion who instructed me to do a few things but still "the brick". I will explain in Mac OSX 10.4.

Cheers mate. thanks for quick reply.!!!!
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I see you have an oz isp. Who is your isp may I ask (without checking it out for myself)? AFAIK there are no oz isp's that block gnutella programs, but they do all have their monthly download/bandwidth limits (particularly on adsl2)

If you have further problems can you please answer this: System details - help us to help you (click on link)
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Hi there Lord.

Firstly the answer to those set questions:
1. MAC OSX 10.4.8
2. Firewall ?
3. 256 MB SDRam
4.25 GB
5. ADSL 1500k with TPG.com.au(So frustrating with them. Not one tech support person is experienced with Macs. I've had so many problems)
6.a. Modern ?? Built in Ethernet?? b. Router Billion Bipac 5100 ADSL Router
7. House
8. Limewire 4.12.6 Java 1.5.0_06
9. TPG.com.au
10. Yes Test worked
11. Ist time
12. Yes that bloody brick is still there,

Secondly,

I rang Billion. They said:
1. Enter 192.168.1.254
2. Advance settings
3. Click edit on SUA tab

In that table I had already:
Start Poirt NO. End Port NO. 3rd Column
Line 1. All Port All Ports 0.0.0.0
Line 2 6881 6881 192.168.1.50

I was then told to enter in Line 3 the port number for Limewire he did not know what 6881 was for.

Line 3 6346 6346 192.168.1.253 (The IP Address i chose via the network settings set up procedure)

He then told me to change the 2nd Line to 192.168.1.253.

Now I really really tried reading all those links but they honestly went right over my head.

Thanks so much for your time. I really appreciate. Any suggestions now?

Thanks

Luke
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