Limewire file sharing

Posted: 07-15-2008, 03:15 PM
I have limewire and I cannot get through the vista firewall, I truely believe
it is vista that is causing my problems as I have a lap top with XP that uses
the same wireless network tha works just fine, I also have my daughters
desktop using XP and it works fine. I have tried turning it off , allowinf
the program etc I am at a loss.
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Irv

Limewire file sharing


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Re: Limewire file sharing
Posted: 07-15-2008, 03:28 PM

"Irv" <Irv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have limewire and I cannot get through the vista firewall, I truely
>believe
> it is vista that is causing my problems as I have a lap top with XP that
> uses
> the same wireless network tha works just fine, I also have my daughters
> desktop using XP and it works fine. I have tried turning it off , allowinf
> the program etc I am at a loss.
> Irv
You`ll have to let LW through the firewall.
Go to Start/Help/Windows Firewall, and Allow a program....
bw..

DL
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Re: Limewire file sharing
Posted: 07-16-2008, 12:19 AM
Are you connected via a reuter? some can cause problems with p2p

"Irv" <Irv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have limewire and I cannot get through the vista firewall, I truely
>believe
> it is vista that is causing my problems as I have a lap top with XP that
> uses
> the same wireless network tha works just fine, I also have my daughters
> desktop using XP and it works fine. I have tried turning it off , allowinf
> the program etc I am at a loss.
> --
> Irv

empathy beard
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Re: Limewire file sharing
Posted: 07-16-2008, 04:18 AM
Limewire? You'd do good to run a Spyware scan. Get the free version of
Spyware Dr. from Google Pack:

http://pack.google.com

Trust me.

-- empbrd

"Irv" <Irv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3CD7AA74-0353-4DFA-8A62-D8B0D6CB7D16@microsoft.com...
>I have limewire and I cannot get through the vista firewall, I truely
>believe
> it is vista that is causing my problems as I have a lap top with XP that
> uses
> the same wireless network tha works just fine, I also have my daughters
> desktop using XP and it works fine. I have tried turning it off , allowinf
> the program etc I am at a loss.
> --
> Irv
Charlie Tame
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Re: Limewire file sharing
Posted: 07-17-2008, 06:50 AM
Irv wrote:
> I have limewire and I cannot get through the vista firewall, I truely believe
> it is vista that is causing my problems as I have a lap top with XP that uses
> the same wireless network tha works just fine, I also have my daughters
> desktop using XP and it works fine. I have tried turning it off , allowinf
> the program etc I am at a loss.

If you are using wireless and more than one computer then you probably
have a router. Linksys for example?

The router can forward ports, so if limewire wants port 22222 then you
need to forward that port on the router - if you don't do that then you
will see the same effect as if the firewall was blocking it.

Unfortunately routers may only be able to forward "One" port to "One"
machine - in other words port 22222 forwards to machine 192.168.1.10 for
example.

So you will have to tell limewire to use another port, 22223 for example
and then forward that to your Vista machine 192.158.1.11 for example and
add another entry to the router config.

You may have an easier option, to forward ports by program, name, this
depends on the make / model of router, and you may not be able to mix
the two methods.

See how the router is set up for the existing machines that work properly.

It may not be "Vista" per se, just the fact that it is the newest
machine and the router is not set up yet.
 
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