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Limewire Can't Connect-Firewall Issues?

After a month of using this router, limewire pro suddenly wont connect and it shows the little globe behind a brickwall aka its being firewalled. The limewire website is useless and ive added the ports as exceptions to the firewall..losing patience..HELP

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    My friend has the same issue. The problem is, is it unclear what Firewall is blocking it. I have disabled all 3, motorola's, Windows vista's and his anti-virus which i think is symantec. Still won't connect. Any ideas?

  • girlyeah May 25, 2008

    my limewire won't connect and someone told me that i should reset the router or something? does anyone know how to do that ??

  • galagu_1985 Oct 25, 2008

    firewall blocking me from downloading anything.

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Edstarrgghh you have to change the settings on your sgb900 to allow online games

you have to look at the manual on how to make your computer a de-miliatirized zone (dmz) this means your computer will bypass the firewall which will make it open to more viruses but its well worth it

after u make ur computer a dmz you should portfoward the ports that ur game needs go to portforward.com they will have guides to tell you what to do for your game look for the motorola sgb900

sorry i cant help with limewire im having the same problem

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If you have recently got a new router, there would be a firewall on the router blocking the required ports for LimeWire to operate. To get around this, refer to your Router's user manual and find out how to access it and then unblock those certain ports. PLEASE NOTE: Do not attempt to unblock all the ports as this will increase the risk of getting your router and perhaps your computers infected with viruses.

If that is not your problem, you may be using and ISP (Internet Service Provider) that has blocked those ports as downloading music uses a lot of bandwidth which is a burden on them. If you have Satelite Internet, this is probably the case. You can try and resolve this by contacting your ISP and negotiating a price for them to unplock the port for you.

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Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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Same problem as you but my SGB900 with bigpond wont let get on online games either like steam, live for speed..

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Right mouse on your firewall and allow communication for the process (LimeWire.exe)

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I am on the phone right now with my local tech support with my internet provider, what happens is that they will not allow file sharing of any kind. if you pay for it, you will be able to download everything. but when you file share or "free download" the tech department gets a history of downloads and puts a block on them.
this is how they are able to stop free downloads, and file sharing. i am now paying for rhapsody through cox cable company to download all the music i want. 15 bucks a month is not bad.
i download about 500 songs a month, and it is well worth it.

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