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Old June 23rd, 2006
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Default Can't upload please help me

Hello there, I have just recently got limewire pro it seems to work okish I can get audio but not films it has the icon that it has detected a firewall but my windows one is turned off and on Norton state's all permitted now all I'm left with is my router but I have not got a clue how to manually configure it can some one help me please thanks
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Can you give the router model and serial #?

Also who is your isp?
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is!
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Hello pac it's a BT voyager 205 ADSL router and the number is 0524024732T and I'm with BT Yahoo, just out of intrest dose it matter what router you have??

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Old June 24th, 2006
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BT Voyager 205 seems to be quite commonly quoted by people having problems with firewalls / being behind router. Or more specifically portforwarding.

I had to stop using SoulSeek because I could never get the router (I have the same router) to open the correct port. However, while LW shows as being behind a router / firewall, I have not experienced any real problems downloading both videos and music, albeit sometimes speeds are lower than what they were when I was connected to limewire via ntl / cable modem which connected me properly.

Unfortunately, I have read the relevant instructions about port forwarding and can't make head nor tail of them.



and specific to limewire

I've never tried portforwarding for LW, as I can do what I need to do with no rela problems, but again the instructions (like for soulseek) say you have to set a static IP address first. Instructions for doing that are on that page.

Another page that is specific to the Voyager 205, and is full of tips etc about how to use it / hack it (hack it in the nicest way, it really should say how to make it work better are at

None of the instructions make any sense to me...
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Old June 25th, 2006
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I just realised that you were posting about upload and not download problems... yeah, I have this problem sometimes, other times I can upload OK (downloading seems to cause few problems). Unfortunately I just can't find a way to configure the router to work properly, even after following the instructions in the links I gave above. Both SoulSeek (a completely different client on a different network for file sharing) and LimeWire still show as being behind a NAT router and both appear not to be configured properly.

I think it's a problem with the Voyager 205 router, and from what I've read in other forums no-one seems to be able to successfully open the necessary port. Other people have followed those instructions and still have the same problems (the uPnP feature doesn't appear to work with that particular router). There must be a way...
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Old June 25th, 2006
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I seem to have finally got my connection sorted out, and now LimeWire is showing it can receive direct connections and the firewall / router icon has disappeared. In addition the bug report example in LW - Options - Bug report is now showing as "Received incoming this session: True" which means uploading should now be fine.

I don't know if you got the problem sorted out. If not, this is what I did (the instructions in the above link were correct except for one important thing - the IP address to input!)

This is for BT Voyager 205 ADSL router, it may be the same for other BT Voyager routers too...

Before enabling port forwarding via the BT Router Manager, in LimeWire go to Tools - Options - Advanced. Click on Advanced - Firewall Config. Once in there change Router Config from the default "Use UPnP" to Manual Port Forward. Then ensure that the port number in that box matches the Listening Port "Listen on Port" number. i have them both as the old LimeWire default, 6346.

Click Apply - OK and then close LimeWire.

then the router...

1. Open the Router Manager
2. Click on Advanced then advanced once more and enter User name and password (the default for both is admin)
3. Click on IP Routing
4. On the NAT Options drop down choice, select NAT Virtual Server / DMZ
5. Click Add
6. A box headed NAT Rule Information will appear.

Enter as follows

Leave Rule Flavor as "Virtual Server"

Rule ID: Enter any number, the lower the number the higher the priority the rule will be applied. As I had no other rules there I entered "1" (without the """" of course!)

Protocol: leave as "Any"

LAN IP Address: this is where the instructions at the link above went wrong - they say to enter the PUBLIC IP address. In fact it should be the PRIVATE address of your computer. Mine is, so that is what I entered. To find your Private IP address, click on Start on your computer - then click on the Run box. Type "cmd" (without the """" again) then in the box that displays type "ipconfig" (again without the """"!). Your IP address should now display - it may be the same as mine, Enter the IP address into the boxes back at the Router Manager Nat Rule Add box

Destination Port: leave as "Any other port" then type the LW port number (mine is 6346)

Local Port: exactly as above, mine is again 6346

Click on "Apply", then when the confirmation box appears (Nat Rule Added Successfully), click Close. Then when back at the main Add A Rule page click the red Save button, then again at the confirmation screen click Close.

Close the Router Manager

Start up LimeWire and you should notice the firewall icon has gone (give it a second or two, mine initially still shows the wall on the globe but then changes). Click on Direct Connect at the bottom of the Search screen and you should now see your IP number rather than a message saying you can't receive direct connections.

Phew! I hope this wasn't TOO confusing. Incidentally, if you don't have the Router Manager icon on your computer any more, you can get to the router by typing (usually) in your browser.
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