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Issues with Limewire's Direct Connect Feature

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by nhar068, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. nhar068

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    Trying to get files directly from a friend of mine and I want to use direct connect via limewire (ftp is better but he isnt gonna install it). Are these steps correct?:

    1) I forward a particular port for limewire to my router (just one port? what number? does he need to forward a port? same port as me?).

    2) I set Manual Port Forwarding in the Options menu of Limewire.

    3) I attempt to connect through Direct Connect using his IP and the port I forwarded.
     
  2. nhar068

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    Anybody know?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure on this, as direct connecting(is dangerous unless you trust the other party 100%) and I haven't used limewire(except for mp3) in ages. But, since the data is on his computer....you direct connect with HIS IP address...and HE needs to forward his port to YOU(open a hole in his firewall etc)
     

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