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Old April 25th, 2007
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Default Baffling-- inconsistent DL speed 0-500+k then to 0 again, mouse placement rejuvenates

well it starts at 0k then it wont show any speed until i simply place the mouse pointer on the limewire taskbar icon then ramps up sometimes to 500k plateaus for a few seconds then declines back to 0k and sometimes starts back up but specifically only when the mouse pointer is in one of few specific places, moving the mouse a few pixels either way on the screen can help ramp it up again or accelerate the not crazy im maticulous with my observances in a consistent manner.... tell me whats up here
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Old April 26th, 2007
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I've never heard of that before, but getting 500KB/s is awsome lol...

Try uninstalling your Java from the add/remove programs and then re-install the JRE offline version....(5th one down)

Then uninstall Limewire using the uninstaller which is found in start > all programs > limewire...then re-install it using the offline installer...

If that does not help with your problem try deleting your preference folder...
Fixes for Limewire when LW isn't operating as it should

If none of the above work could you supply these details please...
System details - help us to help you

If you dont live for something...
You die for nothing...
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Old April 26th, 2007
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Default i tried alll and no difference

heres all info requested
1. OS version? (eg: Windows 98)
xp home sp2 and updated to the second
2. What firewalls you have?
using spybot, ez antivirus from optonline, and windows security center
3. How much ram?
512 megs + additional managed by system
4. Hard Disk space available?
total 40 gigs internal 2 additional 80gig external---internal avail 22gigs
5. Connection type? (eg: dialup, broadband, cable, etc.)
6. Modem & router brand name & model numbers?
moto sbv4200 voip cable modem
7. Where are you trying to connect from (house, appartment complex, school, student accomodation, work, etc
garden apartment complex across the street from major hospital
8. What version of LimeWire (LW) & Java do you have? (Go to LW's menu Help>About LW...) Will show both LW & Java version.
jre 5.0u11
9. Who is your ISP provider (Internet Service Provider)?
10. Do this simple test for us. Using your browser go here: The page should say 'Your test worked!'. What happens when you go there?
the test worked
11. Are you sharing the connection with other computers or p2p sharing programs? If yes, please give details of set up.
most p2p drivers are not enabled in msconfig
12. Is this a your 1st try at LW or is this a new problem with an experienced user.
its gotten more tempermental recently, was a progressive issue and been using lw for a year and change
13. Do you see a brick wall in front of the blue world icon at the bottom of LW's interface?

anything else? im happy to provide anyhting that might help out within reason
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Odd problem. I can say your ISP is known to shape or block LW, but not in all their regions. They seem to have different attitudes & approaches in different areas. That in itself may result in inconsistent speeds. To start off fine but then drop to zero. But if hovering your cursor over something fixes it then the problem sounds like something else.

To me it sounds like a java issue. So removing all versions of Java & reinstalling using ONLY the 'Offline' installer seems a good idea. Also, make a note of all your options settings & then delete your LW Preferences folder whilst LW is closed; instructions here: Point #2 & 3 in Fixes for Limewire (sample image included at bottom of page.) But be sure to reset everything back to how it was before next time you open LW. When you open LW again, you will need to reset all options. So to reiterate, make a note of all settings under Tools>Options>...
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Old April 27th, 2007
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Default back again

i followed your direction again.... also upgraded to jre6 u1 and i found good speeds coming back again..i capped at 543k...but really floated between 280 and 543 for about a minute then crash to 0 again... the mouse pointer in the hotspots i found still work but not as well as b4 im semi consistent at 80 to 135 as opposed to 130 to 210.... i really wish someone who knows what theyre doing and is reputable could come here and witness first hand what im saying about hotspots is true.. im not even sure im sane anymore cause i know its sounds absurd, i have never witnessed anyhting like this b4 that isnt a 'backdoor' type secret cheat that programmers placed, but it is true...someone has got to be a master at this stuff, where are the masters?, please come out of hiding!
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