Re: Limewire file sharing
- From: Charlie Tame <charlie@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 01:50:10 -0500
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 188.8.131.52 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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