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Could we have another shot at the above...
Perhaps in either English or español ??????
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That's great....If you do experience that again, it could be your ISP blocking you between certain hours of the day, some ISPs do that....
if you are getting service from Comcast, than its probably their fault. they are doing this new scam to block certain P2P packets.
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It's Sbc-but It Works In A Different User Mode Just Fine.thanx For The Info, Any Other Suggestions Please Let Me Know..
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Old March 16th, 2008
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Angry My PC Specs

1. OS version? Vista Home Basic
3. How much ram? 894 MB
4. Hard Disk space available? 113GB
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)Broadband
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? Motorola Surfboard SB5120
7. Where are you trying to connect from - Home
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? 4.16.6 Basic
9. Who is your ISP (Internet Service Provider)? Atlantic Broadband
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? "It Works"
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? No
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. New
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? Yes
14. For those using a modem/router, how is your modem/router set up...are you port forwarding or is UPnP enabled? Don't got a router
15. What security programs are you using (antivirus etc)? AVG Virus Scan
16. What country are you living in? U.S.A

I tried uninstalling the program, changing the gnutella.net file, changing ports, ect. anyone got any suggestions?
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Just how many problems and people are we dealing with here?
I hate it when otheres tack their problem on to someone else thread.
Little wonder they receive so few proper replies.
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Old June 28th, 2008
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Default connection problem major

1. OS version? XP home-Admin
3. How much ram? 448
4. Hard Disk space available? 159.702G
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.) cox cable
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers? linksys wrt54gs
7. Where are you trying to connect from - Home
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? 4.14.8basic, 6.0
9. Who is your ISP (Internet Service Provider)? cox communications
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? your test worked!
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? No
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user. New problem w/ experience user
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface? Yes, but i have my firewall set to work for limewire
14. For those using a modem/router, how is your modem/router set up...are you port forwarding or is UPnP enabled? upnp
15. What security programs are you using (antivirus etc)? norton '04, avg 8.0
16. What country are you living in? usa
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The linksys wrt54 has buggy firmware & is totally inconsistent & unreliable when run in UPnP mode. See http://www.gnutellaforums.com/321409-post3.html

Make sure your XP firewall is disabled. Then give LW full access thru your Norton firewall: Configuring Norton Internet Security. Else, if not using Norton firewall, disable it & configure your XP firewall for LW: http://www.limewire.org/wiki/index.p...r_Cant_Connect. You can find your XP firewall via your Control panel.
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Exactlly the same happened to me.LW used to work fine,but suddenly it became extremely difficult to connect.It all went wrong after I downloaded the new version (now I know:"If it's no broke,don't fix it"!)I tried the same tricks as you,with the same result:red bars.My favourite toy is broken,I am going to try other software or network.It's just whimsical,and I can't bear it anymore...
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Well ... did you look for answers Ganesh? http://www.gnutellaforums.com/connec...t-connect.html
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Old August 28th, 2008
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Question new user

hey im new, but i will fill out as much as i can about my specifications

Windows XP
Cable Modem
Linsys Modem there r 3 numbers on it, but the modem serial is 001a700EB858, dont know if thats the right one.
I'm at home on one computer
I have basic limewire, and the most recent update of Java
I log on with Microsoft Internet ExplorerI use AVG virus scan, and spybot
and i live in USA

if theres anything else i need to put let me know, and i would also like help learning to download from other ppl. Thanks!

p.s. can i share files i upload from cds, because if so, i can share ALOT of stuff
and if so how do i go about doing that?
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