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Limewire Speed Slow
This is a discussion on Limewire Speed Slow within the P2P / File sharing forums, part of the General chat category; Please can anybody help. When i use Limewire the speeds are really slow, im only getting about 30kbps but my ...
- 09-11-06, 04:48 PM #1
Limewire Speed Slow
Please can anybody help. When i use Limewire the speeds are really slow, im only getting about 30kbps but my connection speed is almost 7mb. I have read previous posts about this issue people suggesting portforward.com. I am no novice to a pc but have followed the instructions, ive even printer the set up instructions and followed it step by step but with no luck, this looks like a long and winded process and complicated. Please could anybody tell me a simpler way of making my router/firewall compatible with limewire. If i have to use portforward.com could someone please email me a a simpler set of instructions not the one shown one there website. Thanks
- 09-11-06, 05:14 PM #2
This should do it:
- open up limewire and make a note of the port used for incoming connections
- open up network connections on your PC
- double click local area network to open it
- click on the support tab
- make a note of the IP address
- log into the router
- select LAN IP setup
- click add under address reservation
- choose your PC (it will have the IP address you noted)
- click add then apply
- select services then add custom service
- type limewire, select both and put the port you noted in the first box, click apply
- select firewall rules and click add an inbound service
- add limewire, allow always, the IP address you noted, click apply
- check the enable box, click apply
- 09-11-06, 05:39 PM #3
Thanks i will try that, do i have to alter anything in my mcafee settings.
- 09-11-06, 06:01 PM #4
I have tried this and still am only downloading at 20kbps, when adding to inbound service do i need to have the LOG on always or never? Thanks.
- 09-11-06, 07:04 PM #5
Only set log to always if you want to fill it
Yes, you need to allow Limewire in your McAfee. Good luck - that's a really nasty product (by reputation).
One way to test whether you have successfully opened a port to Limewire would be to go here:
With Limewire running in the background put the Limewire port number in the box on the shields up webpage and press "user specified custom port probe". If you get the message that is open you have succeeded. If it says stealth or closed you haven't.
Last edited by Saturday; 09-11-06 at 07:11 PM.
- 10-11-06, 01:02 AM #6
unless you realy want it get mcafee off, such a nasty product indeed.
- 10-11-06, 06:39 AM #7
Thanks for that, i could do with somebody explaining a step by step detail of how to configure my, Limewire, sky router and my mcafee settings. Do you mean mcafee is a nasty product or Limewire, i have used both for a couple of years and had no trouble, on my old 2mb Ukonline account i used to get 200kbps downloads no problems without changing any settings in anything, this was through a modem mind you. If anybody can help would much appreciate it. Stevieveg
- 10-11-06, 06:41 AM #8
- 10-11-06, 10:46 AM #9
No definitely not Norton!
If you're happy with McAfee then leave it on your system. The reason that a lot of people don't like it is that a lot of its functionality is hidden from the user so it can be a real pain to work out if and why it might be causing problems. Simply disabling it may not remove its influence on a PCs connection. I can't help you with McAfee settings - someone else may - you will need to allow Limewire in the McAfee rules.
I don't think Limewire's a nasty product. I occasionally use it and Shareazza for P2P though I use usenet (Astraweb) and torrents (utorrent) far more.
You now have the router settings for Limewire. Was there something else you're worried about in your router settings?
- 10-11-06, 10:53 AM #10
mcafee does screw with alot of things.
for limewire does the connection show as supercharged? and does it report a firewall problem?