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Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: ..Ñøßߥ.. on September 28, 2005, 03:01:31 pm
If you have the abilty to connect winmx to primary and havent already done so please do so NOW, the network has way more secondaries trying to connect than Primarys to take them!

Get on Primary now!  Do your bit to help the network!!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Zhen-Xlogic on September 28, 2005, 04:23:32 pm
+Sticky+  :wink:  8)

We got the msg! and we will help!  :D  :wink:  8)
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: stevensmith81 on September 28, 2005, 10:10:35 pm
would love to help been trying to connect for three days now .got a stable cable connection but am at a loss for more ideas on how to connect.gotten the new host files and replaced the old ones flushed the dns ,what else is there?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on September 28, 2005, 11:44:06 pm
Download the Patch from the front page and try it instead.

Maybe you will have better luck.. this is a .dll file not a hosts file.
It goes inside you winmx folder in program files.

Then flush the dns again and restart.. and wait.. should connect within  couple of seconds on primary...
Title: autopatch
Post by: oldman on September 30, 2005, 02:30:05 am
downloaded the auto patch from winmx world,  prime connection came  right up, everything just like it was, in 3  minutes had 120 qued and  normal 4 uploads going stong.  you gys are ther best!!!
ps hi speed cable, sharing 400gigs of movies and anime, and 4 uploads going 24/7,  share, plAY nice and keep the faith   -  OLDMAN
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: oldman 165 on September 30, 2005, 03:05:20 am
downloaded the autofix from winmx world, prime connection came right up, in 5 minutes had 120i n que and 4 up loads going. chat worked fine too.  running hi speed cable prime, sharing 400gigs movies and anime, and 4 uploads all the time 24/7.  play nice, share and keep the faith  -  OLDMAN
Title: One more Primary Connection
Post by: edisonphono on October 01, 2005, 02:21:46 am
I've just connected to primary as I've got 1 Mega DSL and
I want to help all my good friends in WinMX. That means everybody ;-)
WinMX must not die as AudioGalaxy did !!!!!!!!!
Greetings from Barcelona (Catalonia-Spain).
Title: primary!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mikeymike on October 01, 2005, 06:09:01 am
i'd love to do primary, just got a dsl, but winmx will not allow me to connect as primary. says:

"you cannot make a primary connection to the winmx peer network for the following reasons:

   -outgoing tcp connections use proxy server


i tried modifying my settings, outgoing>>no proxy server and now get:

could not open a tcp/ip port for litening. (winmx is now in passive firewalled mode.)

even though my firewall software is set to accept all traffic from winmx.

any ideas??

ps. i've used winmx for many, many years, and have loved it. happy to help in the hour of need. talk about corporate domination of the internet!!!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Xeno on October 04, 2005, 11:31:22 pm
I'll be your primary..... 5MB cable up in Houston.

However, an automated msg on one of the OpenNap servers keeps telling me that I have port 6699 shown as open, but is unconnectable. I setup WinMX, and my hardware (Linksys)/software (ZoneAlarm) firewalls to allow TCP 6699 and UDP 6257. Can't understand the problem, but people keep timing out on me. Suggestions?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 04, 2005, 11:37:08 pm
Humm.. sounds like you have covered  the usual suspects as far as port blocking..

Is anyone able to get through.. IF you do get  the occational uploader  to get through I suggest changing ports to high numbers.. such as TCP 61000 and UDP  58000 and try it..

If no one is getting in, make sure your XP firewall is off and double check your internal IP has not changed on the Linksys..

Let me know...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on October 04, 2005, 11:48:33 pm
It's working... obviously my port trigger setup was wrong or broken, but peer net uploads are ok.

I wouldn't trust the SP2 internal firewall with my life. M$ has a history of fumbling when it comes to security. :lol:
Title: primarys but nothing else
Post by: JerseySteve on October 05, 2005, 12:21:51 am
Ok...Put in patch, have proper host file...reconfigured firewall..Winmx reading P=5  S=0  spm=10822....but I still can't search, up or download...and no chat rooms come up.... If I switch to secondary everything works......

XP, WinMx v3.53, Norton Firewall...Ports 6699 & 6257 (Tried other ports 80, 120 & 445, 1032 ...could not make connection)

haven't tried to open my room yet....waiting to get everything correct

any help appreciated...
Steve
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 05, 2005, 12:48:11 am
How does one "flush the DNS?"
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 05, 2005, 01:02:26 am
Jersey it has to be a dsl modem or router issue I think..

Do you have one of these ?

AmishCake:
Start > Run  type  'cmd'  then..
In the dos box type  'ipconfig /flushdns'   then hit enter ..
Title: Settings and such
Post by: AmishCake on October 05, 2005, 01:24:26 am
OK...I've done the DNS flush and successfully connected as a Primary (I didn't before the crash only because of laziness).

I notice that people who are trying to download from me are timing out.  I'm running WinXP SP1, configured my router & firewall for ports 8888 and 9999 as instructed by D-Link.  I'm able to download at a pretty good rate, so just wondered if you had any more advice on allowing uploads.

I didn't restart after flushing the DNS; is that a requirement?  

Thanks and glad to see WinMX back online.
Title: Problems
Post by: JerseySteve on October 05, 2005, 01:34:05 am
Thanks Me Here....No Modem, Cable hook up....
No Router Either.....
any thing else???

steve
Title: Upload/Download Issues
Post by: fabinc on October 05, 2005, 03:47:40 am
I can't get primary to work...I'm on a belkin router and I have pointed both tcp 6699 and udp 6257 in the router to the IP of the downloading computer...I would love to be a primary, but the system won't let me...help!!!!!
Title: no more problems
Post by: JerseySteve on October 05, 2005, 03:52:36 am
Thanks For All the Help.....your website pionted me to a problem with my Norton System Works.....and since they wouldn't let me reinstall w/o paying a fee I switched to the free McAfee programs that comcast cable offered.....Now I'm up & running like I actually know what I'm doing ..LOL

Thanks again....Keep the music alive...

steve
Title: Blue Screen of Death
Post by: AmishCake on October 05, 2005, 12:45:08 pm
I restarted WinMX and as soon as someone started downloading from me, I got a BSoD with this:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I didn't copy anything else from that screen but has anyone else run into this problem?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 05, 2005, 01:01:37 pm
YAY Jersey.. glad to hear your upto normal now..

fabinc
Be sure the rules in the router are 2 seperate ones for the udp and tcp,

Also what firewall are you using.?

Amish

I found this forum where they handle this particular Error, here is the link.. you may have to register to post.  This is a computer issue and not a WinMX related problem ..

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic31744.html
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: MutedNewt on October 06, 2005, 06:58:08 am
Hi guys,
I'm no techno wiz and have been mainly following your guys advice on WinMX's set up,
I am a primary and fully understand how we need more primaries to have a successful network working,
I did have Sherwood running, but after the fifth time of causing windows to sh*t itself today, I have for the for the meantime, discontinued using Sherwood. Will look into what might be happening to Sherwood as it seemed to be running fine the first day I used it.

But What has struck me as odd,  and I am more asking if there is some sort of back door open to the floorer's.
That probably makes no sense but will try to explain via what I noticed,

After the Sherwood problems I got WinMx running nicely again, and the thing I noticed was a lot of the people trying to retrieve files from me, who look liked they were the  flooder's.
There were about 8 or nine connections trying to be made from three different people, they were of differing speeds, and one even being on  a 14.4K dial up.

They  were all trying  and queuing up for  the same two songs of Greed, ( well I only have the two anyhow) and whilst I was trying to investigate who they were (as I give "0" sharers the flick),under the whois function, they had the 3000 files, which made me want to browse to make sure of them and  all that came up  was some red writing letting me know I can't have a look and see.  

Service to say, I thought to myself, that's not right, gave them all the flick, turned WinMX off,  as I don't want to to be helping them bastards if it is them, trying out something tricky,

and am in here asking for your Views thoughts and words of wisdom!  :)
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 06, 2005, 11:17:49 am
Quote from: me here

Amish

I found this forum where they handle this particular Error, here is the link.. you may have to register to post.  This is a computer issue and not a WinMX related problem ..

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic31744.html


I saw this forum and the only thing I've installed lately or ever seen this screen appear from is the new WinMX .dll.  According to the Event Viewer, that is what's causing the errors.  Here are a couple of them; perhaps someone can give some advice.

"Faulting application winmx.exe, version 3.5.4.0, faulting module ws2_32.dll, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x0000226e."

"The application, C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe, generated an application error The error occurred on 10/05/2005 @ 18:42:50.007 The exception generated was c0000005 at address 1000226E (WS2_32!socket)"
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 06, 2005, 02:05:47 pm
Amish,
I will direct KM to your post here to see if  there is any advice he can offer, last nite an most of yesterday our site was down.  Although this caused an error in WinMX and it errored and shut down on floks because our block list that the patch uses was not available.  

Since then this has been fixed and an update to the patch released I sugest you get the newer patch released to day and retry everything.. let me know if this occurs again.

Newt,
Let me start by saying I am always suspicious, I do a lot of research on these companies and am always watching for new trends in their behavior.
That said I havent to date seen them upload from anyone on WinMX, although I wouldnt put it past them.
They still would play hell in court trying to prove your IP was responsible for anything, so rest assured that your fairly safe there.

I would do this, continue your practices as is, anytime i cant get a 'Network Response' from them to browse  them I cancel thier downloads.  The only way you would see they have 3000 shares is if the Whois returns results.. so then do a Browse of them.  If its returned with results that dont look right put them on the ignore list.

That will keep  them from uploading from you at all...

Let me say again tho, to this date I have never seen these actually upload from anyone.

Hope this helps ya...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: GnarlySnarly on October 06, 2005, 03:21:40 pm
Quote from: me here
Amish,
***
Newt,
Let me start by saying I am always suspicious, I do a lot of research on these companies and am always watching for new trends in their behavior.
That said I havent to date seen them upload from anyone on WinMX, although I wouldnt put it past them.
They still would play hell in court trying to prove your IP was responsible for anything, so rest assured that your fairly safe there.
***


On what do you base that broad claim?

If I can see the IPs of people who are downloading from me, I'm sure they can see and log my IP too and connect it to the download of a specific file...  and this is just with basic firewall and nettools.  I'm sure RIAA detectives can afford better, more comprehensive logging utilities.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: GhostShip on October 06, 2005, 04:28:15 pm
Gnarly they can log till the moon falls into the sea, it needs a human to go to court and swear to what they saw not a log, those are no legal threat at all.

Also the broad claim is based on the network topology, in particular the fascinating primary and secondary nature of where the files are actually going as some appear to be heading to a primary user when in fact they head towards one of the satellite secondaries.

Many of the older winmx users are familiar with this confusion, as it also happens for chat room users and some browses.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: MutedNewt on October 07, 2005, 01:16:26 am
Does this look weird to anyone else or am I reading it wrong, "Transfer Status:  16 of 149 available", yet this person has no files to shared. so shouldn't there transfer status be 149 of 149?
This is one of many today who try to upload a Greed song, as I was saying yesterday,  
but before they have even finished registering today, they are cancelling the connection.


Reported by WinMX Peer Network remote host
Time/date of report: Fri Oct 07 13:40:50 2005
User Name: FontD3rrik881_63137
Connection Type: Unknown
Files shared: 0
Elapsed time online: 1:17
Transfer Status:  16 of 149 available

On a different note, Would I be right in assuming that the total outgoing bandwidth is split between secondry's and uploaders, if so is there anyway to limit how many secondry's that are being run through myself, as in the Broadband Width page, WinMX is ranging outgoing from  14500bytes per second, to 16800bytes per second, Meanwhile any people actually trying to upload from myself, are only getting on average around 500 to 700bps, on those numbers it's going to take damn near all day for anyone to get one normal length song from me. as it is most of if not all are eventually timing out,  Or is this all coming down to not enough Primary's!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on October 07, 2005, 03:57:04 am
If I am connected via a primary should I just leave my computer on so that secondaries can connect and will this hurt my computer?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Valor on October 07, 2005, 04:45:21 am
It isn't harmful to a computer to be on all the time and its best to stay on WinMX 24/7 :)
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 07, 2005, 10:10:37 am
I always leave my computer on.  No problems in many years of doing so.

I downloaded the new patch yesterday, and although people are still timing out, I'm seeing some downloads, so it must be working.

Thanks for all the advice!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: The Colourful Jester on October 07, 2005, 12:11:51 pm
I apologise if this thread isn't the place for this question, but would anyone hazard a guess at how many WinMX users there are with a working patch? :)
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: zazafromjohor on October 09, 2005, 04:12:15 pm
"If you have the abilty to connect winmx to primary and havent already done so please do so NOW, the network has way more secondaries trying to connect than Primarys to take them! "

I did so..........  I get obviously lot of traffic on my machine. My concern is: I don t get as many completed download when I am connected on primary than on secondary. why is it like that????
Title: Primarys
Post by: loftyspazmo on October 09, 2005, 04:55:30 pm
I've tried to connect but my In/Out Packets won;t allow it  and i've tried flushing and that didn't help.   Any suggestions?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: EmpressofozTn on October 09, 2005, 09:36:21 pm
I did everything short of ripping all my hair out and finally went to the archives and redownloaded, it worked.  Yesterday after I installed the patch it worked better than it ever has, then all of a sudden it quit.  Nothing I did, change ports, threaten it wil a slap on the ass, cussed words I didn't know I knew...I read this forum a million times, anyways, it worked for me, so you might try that!

Empress
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 10, 2005, 02:26:09 am
Working fine for a couple of days but tonight my event viewer is reporting an error in ntdll.dll.

Anyone else having problems?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 10, 2005, 04:12:28 am
Yes Amish there are others having this problem, KM is aware of the issue and working on resolving it.. until then we have a hosts flle and you will have to manually place it into your

C\windows\system32\drivers\etc  and rename your original hosts file if you want to have a back up then unzip this to there..

http://www.winmxworld.com/files/winmxworld_hosts.zip

As soon as the .dll is fixed we will let you know..

sorry for any problems youve had..

But .. rome wasnt built in a day...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 10, 2005, 07:26:16 am
Understood; thanks for the help.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 12, 2005, 12:20:51 am
Okay there is a fix for the crashing and also KM was able to get a dll to work on 98/ME systems.. so we have a complete solution now what works more like the original WinMX connections for everyone..

You can download it here:
http://www.winmxworld.com/files/install_1.9.exe

Just allow that to install and restart WinMX..
Keep in mind that this .DLL for 98/ME has no block list function and all primary users on those systems should be using Sherwood, found in our forum under Other Software..

Thanks for your patients on all this too..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 12, 2005, 01:13:58 am
Thanks, but does that mean I should uninstall Peer Guardian??
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 12, 2005, 01:18:22 am
Crap.  It keeps telling me that the installer is corrupt or incomplete...now what?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 12, 2005, 01:24:08 am
Amish use the link i gave you to download the installer

http://www.winmxworld.com/files/install_1.9.exe
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 12, 2005, 01:33:31 am
I did.  Both of your links are still giving me the same error message.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 12, 2005, 01:36:16 am
Make sure you delete the other file you downloaded and then retry this one..

let me know..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 12, 2005, 01:40:55 am
It'll download, but it won't run.  Also, the links to the Sherwood deal in the other forum are broken.  What gives?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 12, 2005, 03:27:17 am
Ok we are checking the Sherwood links now..

And unrelated to that the New patch file is large so it was taking to long to download.. its beed reset to download faster.. anyone that had troubles with it please try the WinMX Group site again...
Title: ntdll.dll
Post by: anoyme on October 12, 2005, 06:29:09 am
The beta 4 worked just wonderfully from the start till this morning, when it started crashing. So I installed the new 1.9 version - and since then it's been crashing even more steadily, with drwatson throwing up the ntdll.dll error (which I've never had before this).

I'm able to connect and search, but right-clicking on any file  causes winmx to crash. The hosts thing doesn't solve anything, either. Nor did a clean re-install work....
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: AmishCake on October 12, 2005, 10:03:27 am
No luck yet.
Title: Confusion !!!!
Post by: Kricket on October 16, 2005, 07:31:31 am
Greetings, I started with Mx just before the crash, did not know what to do when it happened, got on to Vladds site. When it all started up again I did as requested,uploaded ALL the patches, ran as a primary, 0 files shared,with Peergardian,at my max bandwidth 15 out/22.5 in to help get things started. Then I was told to share again so I did!! Now I don't know if I am running the right patches, if all the adjustments to 3.53 are right or not. I am able to d / l and u / l sometimes connections "Time Out". Still don't know who to believe or what about sharing,settings,etc. Wish I had a guide on how to properly set up (All Settings) and operate WinMx 3.53.  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?:  :?: One Confused Kricket !!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: GhostShip on October 16, 2005, 08:03:22 am
Relax Kricket if your up and running then take no action  :)

Continue your normal sharing uploding etc, the network is a bit heavy with flooders but activity keeps it healthy and strong, and also attracts more folks back to us.

Try a look at our tutorials section by following the link at the top of the page and you,ll find many interesting articles to read.

( timing out indicates fake sharers so look at the one on that too )
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Kricket on October 17, 2005, 02:45:19 am
Thanks, I'll do that!!  :D
Title: Hi !
Post by: Kadabra on October 24, 2005, 11:15:03 pm
Hi,

I run as a primairy for some month now. Maybe since 6 month before the "crash", maybe more.  I'm behind a router (with an integrated firewall) all configured correctly.  My connection is câble at 5.1Mbps down and 820 Kbps up.

But, i just can't run WinMX 24/24 because i have a mensual limitation of 20 Go down and 10 Go.  And WinMX can use it all in 2 to 5 days if i let it do on it's own (AFS & AEQ; note that i'm using the french translation becaused it is my first language).  And i must wait 24 hours or so to see on my ISP website where i am in my limits.

By the way, i'm trying to "pass the words" about WinMX resurection like you asked somewhere around here.

See ya folks.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Stealth on October 24, 2005, 11:40:23 pm
Allocated Bandwidth setting amount table per day for primary connections.

Amounts worked out if primary connection is operating at a 100% on the WinMX network for 24 hours with no downloads or uploads.

7 KB/s out 10.5 KB/s in (56 Kbps - 84 Kbps) (default setting in WinMX)
Upload = 604.8 MB
Download = 864 MB

8 KB/s out 12 KB/s in (64 Kbps - 96 Kbps)
Upload = 691.2 MB
Download = 1.0368 GB

9 KB/s out 13.5 KB/s in (72 Kbps - 108 Kbps)
Upload = 777.6 MB
Download = 1.1664 GB

10 KB/s out 15 KB/s in (80 Kbps - 120 Kbps)
Upload = 864 MB
Download = 1.296 GB

11 KB/s out 16.5 KB/s in (88 Kbps - 132 Kbps)
Upload = 950.4 MB
Download = 1.4256 GB

12 KB/s out 18 KB/s in (96 Kbps - 144 Kbps)
Upload = 1.0368 GB
Download = 1.5552 GB

13 KB/s out 19.5 KB/s in (104 Kbps - 156 Kbps)
Upload = 1.1232 GB
Download = 1.6848 GB

14 KB/s out 21 KB/s in (112 Kbps - 168 Kbps)
Upload = 1.2096 GB
Download = 1.8144 GB

15 KB/s out 22.5 KB/s in (120 Kbps - 180 Kbps)
Upload = 1.296 GB
Download = 1.944 GB
Title: ...
Post by: Kadabra on October 25, 2005, 01:31:35 am
Oh!
Did i forgot to mention that having a router was for sharing the connection with two others computers. So i can't control all that transit from or to the Internet by our connection.  And, this connection is also used for gamming and sometimes two computers at a time.

I must reserve at least 2 Go up and down per month for normal Internet usage (web sites, email, Messengers, gamming, etc.)  Beside, i still have some reluctance to run it without doing any download.

Some people in my «country» are "fighting" so that our ISP finnally accept to raise limitations.  But, that won't happen soon.  They say that we're not supposed to used our connection 24/24 7/7 because it might cause «difficulties» to others clients like a lower performance of the service.

Did i mention that english is not my primairy language ?  If not, i think you all can see it now.   :P
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: KM on October 25, 2005, 06:05:34 am
it still surprises me that an ISP is more than willing to take peoples money for a service, then impose limitations because they can't actually provide the service to everyone who is paying for it...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Kadabra on October 25, 2005, 02:59:37 pm
Yes.
And the most shocking thing about it for me his that they prohibate simple residential user to do a web server at home.  In fact, they don't want any type of server (HTTP, FTP, POP, SMTP, ect).
They also are blocking somes ports so that people outside that ISP network can't see our server if we try to make one.

Yes.
This compagnie is like a child of a bigger one called QuébécorMédia that is rule by the infamous child of the richest dead guy of here (left in heritage).  
Money, money, money.
Title: winmx
Post by: thebaron666 on October 26, 2005, 04:11:42 pm
hi
love to help have tried every thing to connect but unable too,any ideas
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on October 26, 2005, 04:25:07 pm
Hi Thebaron666,

Welcome to the forums..

Sometime the problem may be all the fixes you have attempted.
So this is what I want you to do for me..

First I want you to insure that we start fresh...any previous fixes you have used can either be moved to a new folder you make to save for a back up or deleted completely.

1) I want you to download this original hosts file that comes with standard Windows operating systems

http://www.winmxworld.com/files/original_hosts_file.zip

2) Unzip that to your C;\Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder for XP
or C:\Windows folder for 98/ME.

3) Now I want you to uninstall WinMX, if you want your settings to be saved all you need to do is save the Settings.dat and the library.dat file from your existing WinMX folder into that new folder I asked you to make.
Delete any short cuts to WinMX your using now. Desktop or Start Menu ones.
After you uninstall WinMX, please verify that there is now folder in C:\Program Files\WinMX

4) Now I would like you to redownload the Install 1.9.exe from here:
http://www.winmxgroup.com/Install-1.9.exe
Reason for redownload, a few folks didnt get a full download due to the size and speed of the download.
This file should be approx. 1.3MB in size on completion of download.

5) Now reboot the computer for me at this time.

6) Now run the Install 1.9.exe and make a clean installation of WinMX on your computer for XP or 98/ME.

7) Once this has installed if it connects fine for you at his time then you done and ready to use it.  You can now add your settings.dat and library.dat files to your new folder of WinMX to get your settings back.

8.) If your using XP and it doesnt connect I want you to shut down WinMX and do a dns flush:

Start > Run type in 'cmd' then hit OK
Then in the dos box type 'ipconfig /flushdns' and hit enter.

9) Now restart your WinMX


Let me know how this went for you
Title: upload and download problem
Post by: beatngu2 on November 01, 2005, 12:57:33 am
Have opened ports 6257 and 6699, made primary connection but cannot search, download, upload or anything.  On secondary connection still cannot upload or download.  I use XP, have Sipura model SPA2100 but cannot figure out how to port forward to see if that would work.  Any suggestions?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Kadabra on November 01, 2005, 01:09:45 am
Do you have something called "Virtual Server" in the router config page ?
'cause if yes, that is what is needed for WinMX.
Title: new winmx
Post by: tyke123 on November 04, 2005, 09:47:15 pm
help peeps

ive been using winmx for ages devasted when it seemed all was doomed then i got the quick fix and hey presto everything worked but the last week or more havent been able to get any downloads & noone can connect to me they keep timing out. ive just downloaded the new patch but nothings changed. wot am i doing wrong?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 04, 2005, 09:52:23 pm
Be sure to recheck your firewall especially the XP ones as we have had a lot of folks lately that have found a firewall has be reactivated after they thought it was off.

Also be sure to check that your router or dsl modems have the correct ports for WinMX forwarded.

Then be sure to go back to your WinMX settings and enable the ports that you normally use.  Some folks had to reinstall mx after they thought we were doomed and the set up tcp connection test failed, leaving them set to unable to recieve or send on TCP and IN/out UDP..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: tyke123 on November 04, 2005, 10:05:45 pm
ok checked firewall as ive had that happen before the xp is switched off as i use norton but always have is that a problem?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 04, 2005, 10:09:07 pm
Norton 2005 has Worm protection built in, basically a firewall, you do have to go to options > worm protection > control programs and allow WinMX specifically there..

If this is already allowed then could you give me more info on your set up.

Like what Windows do you use?
What other firewalls?
Router or DSL modem installed?
Version of WinMX and are you primary or secondary?

thanks..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: p2p rules on November 04, 2005, 10:23:08 pm
I tried & trying right now again to be a primary connection but i keep losing my primary & secondary connections, 1st i lose all my primaries  then the secondaries. All my d/ls & u/ls go to 0.00 until they get disconnected, my internet connection stops sending & receiving traffic for a couple secs-mins, it starts again MX tries to reconnect as a primary, connects and i'll get up to 4-9 primaries connected to me then i start losing them 1 by 1.I also fall out of chatrooms i'm in too when this happens.
Also when i'm connected as a secondary I also get disconnected from MX & fall out of rooms, my d/ls u/ls stop my ISP connection stops sending & receiving traffic.
I'm using MS ME , PG2 with the WMW block & allow list , sygate PFW.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: tyke123 on November 04, 2005, 10:27:34 pm
ok i 'm getting downloads now needed to reconfigure the ports. but says that unable to receive tcp connections & unable to send or receive udp datagrams on any port i think this is how ive always used winmx as i dint know how to change it?

ive got windows xp
norton personal firewall
i dont know if its router or dsl modem im on bt broadband if that helps!!!!
and version 3.53 winmx with secondary connection but after crash went to primary for a while with one of the fixes.

sorry if im testing your patience but its greatly appreciated & id like to keep winmx going ive always preferred this to any other file sharing system
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 04, 2005, 11:02:06 pm
Your not testing me at all, I would bet, cant be sure with out the name and model of your modem but its possible you would have to configure the ports in that to allow a full functioning Primary.

Running secondary with no ports should work great and I personally would leave it at that for now, although mapping ports in the modem isnt hard if its one that requires that.. we can help you either way.

Just holla if you decide to do that...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: tyke123 on November 04, 2005, 11:27:35 pm
hi me here

im hollering

the modem is an alcatel speedtouch it says adsl on the front if that helps.

thankyou very very much
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 05, 2005, 01:34:14 am
Okay Tyke123,

First stop is to read through this page, this is going to tell you how to find the exact ports that your WinMX is using now.  Keep in mind however, any ports will work and non default ports are not a bad idea like 16699 and 16257 for an example.

This will also tell you how to find the internal IP address of your machine. Once you have this you can then move onto the Portforward.com page and find your specific router/DSL modem to get a step by step walk through for your brand.

http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/routers_info.html

If along the way you have any questions on this feel free to post them here or stop by our room on WinMX for help

WinMxWorld.com_1F6B8156094A
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: al-zoir on November 06, 2005, 10:57:14 am
Quote from: AmishCake
How does one "flush the DNS?"

Exactly the same with me. With secondary OK,but timing-out the uploads. In primary,I connect but nothing comes in or comes out.Advice?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: tyke123 on November 06, 2005, 12:41:40 pm
hey me here

thanx for that think its okay now but you were right seems to work better with a secondary connection.

also people dont seem to be able to download from me they just time out?
any ideas?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 06, 2005, 04:05:25 pm
Ok here is my basic spew about the ports.

If you have a blocked port in a router, dsl modem, firewall, antivirus or WinMX you will have problems with uploads and room lists while using primary on MX.

Now its not usually difficult to set the ports in each of these, but as you might imagine the having a few places like that can lead way to error easily enough.

So the first step is to make sure that your router is set correctly, this means to follow the guide on the link above and get your internal IP, and WinMX ports following that guide.

Next is to set the rules for your router
There should be two rules that will look similar to this

WinMX 6699 to 6699 TCP 192.168.0.101 (< That is internal ip)  Enable
WinMX 6257 to 6257 UDP 192.168.0.101  Enable

Once these are both set then click apply.
*Remember setting a port range 6257 to 6699 WILL NOT WORK
*Setting a port protocol to BOTH will also NOT work.

Now move on to the Firewalls
For XP, Sygate, and Black Ice firewalls the best explanations are here:

http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/firewall.html

If you have a firewall not listed on that page a great site is this one:

http://firewalling.com/routers.htm

If you have Norton 2005 installed you will need to allow WinMX in the Worm Protection.

Options > Internet Worm Protection > Control Programs >  Add WinMX to the allow list there.

Now that all of those are set be sure once again that your ports match what is set in WinMX by going to WinMX > Settings > Internet Connections > Incoming TCP ... port  & IN/OUT UDP ... port.

Now that all of that is configured reboot the machine and attempt your primary connection.  IF you have P=7 and S= 10 or a number then you have done this correctly.  
IF there is not a number at S=, go back through the steps listed above to verify the information.  Its easy to get a number transposed such as 6527 will not work if things are set for 6257... makes for frustrations...lol

OK if you still have problems you can post them here or go to our room on the WinMX Network at

WinMxWorld.Com_1F6B8156094A
Title: I'm a primary, but if I can use IE, Mess I cannot use winMX
Post by: richardwagner on November 07, 2005, 05:06:49 am
I have a sort of a port conflict or firewall problem.  When my PC let my winMX access a port, I can be a primary as I set things up to send/receive TCP/ UDP , but my IE,Firefox, messenger, and other programs I use to trade, even broadbad speed test, FTP, or programs looking for a WEB Cache in my ISP will not access the port (my FX trading program send me an error message saying it cannot access port 80 HTTP).

I've been tweeking with the PC for almost two months, and even using ret point, firewall, registry does not work.  The only way I can switch between using winMX and been able to work and study is turnng off the PC or disconnecting it and turning it back.

I have t run registry mechanic everyday and I get over 20 errors.

If some one can help me out over there I can connect again to winMX as a primary, BTW the lastest run showed the S=0 so I was unable to receive conections from other users and those which got to the que always timed out.

I'm at richardwagner1000@yahoo.com
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Kadabra on November 07, 2005, 07:01:19 am
You seems to be on proxy server.
Bad.
Mostly very bad.

If you can, don't use proxy at all.
They're just a pain and not sure at all most of the time.

Can't help you more. Sorry.
Title: Problems with both download/upload
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 04:28:52 am
Operating system                 (Windows XP)
- Internet connection type         (cable)
- WinMX Version                    (3.54)
- primary user
- What make of firewall you have window xp
- Router brand and model  none
- Any WinMX add-ons installed      none

I am using 1.9 fix and at the beginning I was able to get some files on queu but then they all disappeared.  Now, it's hardly connect to any user.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 09, 2005, 04:41:40 am
Guest be sure to have a look at this and make sure you not getting alot of fake files in your searches..


Let me know if this helps or not..

http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/filtering_fakes.html
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 04:53:22 am
I tried -c: -user but I still have the same problem
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 09, 2005, 05:05:02 am
Okay tell me a bit about this

Do all downloads turn Red?
If no do you have fast speeds then they slow to nothing?
Who is your ISP?
Do your uploads work ok?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 05:08:27 am
Do all downloads turn Red?  Yes
If no do you have fast speeds then they slow to nothing?
Who is your ISP? Road Runner
Do your uploads work ok? No
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 09, 2005, 05:14:38 am
Have you set the ports that WinMX uses in the firewall?

Also is XP firewall the only one you use?

Road Runner has been known to filter p2p but this usually only effects the uploads if your one of the cutomers in an area they are doing this...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 05:30:02 am
Have you set the ports that WinMX uses in the firewall?
I set TCP 6699 and UDP 6275 as exceptions in window xp firewall.  

Also is XP firewall the only one you use?
I also have zone alarm but it never had any problems before


Road Runner has been known to filter p2p but this usually only effects the uploads if your one of the cutomers in an area they are doing this...

Never had this problem before with RR.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 09, 2005, 05:37:55 am
Can you please go to your WinMX setting and verify that the port options are still set to

Incoming TCP .... port 6699
In/Out UDP ... port 6257

Some times with some firewalls they will flag up anychanges in a program, like upgrades or possibly patches and block them.  It would be a good idea to make sure that WinMX is in the trusted Zones on your ZA firewall.  

If this is all set correctly my next suggestion would be to raise your ports to high ones and test.  I can assure you that Road Runner has blocked and filtered customers although, not as many as some ISPs.  All of the users had no warrning before this happened to them either.  One day you wake up and its messed up.  So its worth a try.
Ports like 58202 TCP and 61202 UDP are good ones usually.
I am not saying 100% that is whats wrong but its the normal routine to do at this point to try to help you...
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 06:04:19 am
Both ports were set the same in WinMX and firewall exceptions

ZA has WinMX as a trusted zone.

I tried the higher numbers for the ports but no luck.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 09, 2005, 06:07:25 am
Can we chat?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 09, 2005, 08:48:10 pm
Guest our live chat room is here:

WinMxWorld.Com_1F6B8156094A

Copy and paste that into the Filter bar of your WinMX and click the 'Join' button to the far right side of Filter Bar.

Once you get there we can test your downloads and uploads with users in the chat room.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 10, 2005, 02:58:21 am
The chat room was pathetic.  It was so slow and no one responded to my request for help.

Thanks alot for all your help.

Anything else we can try?  Do I need to remove any dll file?  Flushing DNS?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 10, 2005, 03:39:40 am
Hi Guest,

Sorry about the chat room experience, I must have missed your visit.  We are all volunteers there and cant be at the computers 24/7.

As far as removing any .dll that will only kill your WinMX connection, and installing a different solution will not fix your uploads or downloads.  The patch you use has nothing to do with uploads or downloads.

The DNS flush is also to clear the cached results for resolving DNS, so would only be helpful if you werent able to get your WinMX to connect  to the network at all.

I would encourage you to visit the room again and give us another chance.. the reasons I wanted you to visit where to test your uploads and downloads and go over your settings and system set up in a one on one atmosphere.

At this point barring you being able to test your transfers, I must say I am at a bit of a loss with this.  I dont give up that easy however, will need to do some thinking on this ..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 10, 2005, 03:51:34 am
Ok..I am coming back to the chat room.  I turned off my ZA and Window XP firewall and it still didn't work
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: p2p rules on November 10, 2005, 04:34:35 pm
To be a primary on WinMX do i have to have both TCP & UDP ports open?
I went to grc.com to probe my WinMX TCP & UDP port's and it said my TCP port for MX is open,but when i checked my UDP port it said it's stealth. I tried UDP port 6257 & 16257 and got the same results stealth.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: nylly444 on November 10, 2005, 05:52:21 pm
It's seems to be normal for the UDP port to be shown as stealth there when using a software firewall that opens the port for one application only (winmx in this case), mine is definitely open for winmx and shows the same.
Still, for winmx to work properly you need to have both ports opened/routed through router and firewall properly on the corresponding protocols (TCP/UDP).
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: p2p rules on November 10, 2005, 06:41:32 pm
ok thank you..i'm allowing mx through my firewall and i'm not using a router.
If I can only stop my PC from running out of system resources & my PC from slowing down when i'm using MX I would be a happy camper.Maybe when I update to XP i'll stop having that problem.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: nitros1er on November 11, 2005, 02:07:25 am
I had problems connecting  for  awhile i d/l the PIE patch  i couldnt find anything to work SO then i tried screwing with the ports etc With no luck    Then i d/l Peerguardian      ASlong as i start Peerguardian   FIRST i can Always connect and i can u/l again that was pissin me off not been able to share but it worked for me hope it helps someone else :P
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: p2p rules on November 11, 2005, 02:53:43 am
If your using PG2 & haven't added the winmxworld block list & allowlist you can get it here block_the_riaa (http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/block_the_riaa.html) with a tutorial on how to add the winmxworld block list & allow list into PG2. If you are using the .dll patch on M$ 2K/XP it already has a blocklist to block the cartels.:twisted:
Title: slow upload
Post by: lucifer82 on November 11, 2005, 10:08:32 am
I'm currently connected to WinMX as a Primary and I'm on 1.5mb/256kbs and I'm uploading max 4kbs... Now that's not normal when I have been uploading around 27 before. I have port mapped for both TCP 6699 and UDP 6257 and they work fine. does anyone know the way to fix the problem?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: MaKeLiKeFaGaN on November 18, 2005, 05:28:22 am
there most likely would be a lot more primes if the ISP(cable)(Rogers)
weren't being such dickheads.......redid settings....and made good prime
connection but whats the point.......if the throddle the crap out of me and
others who love winmx...and would be more than happy to help
                                                                        oh so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 18, 2005, 05:52:43 am
MakeLikeFagan,

Trust me we understand your frustration,  :cry:

I hate to loose folks like yourself over  things that are out of your control.  And as I remind others there is still alot of good to be done to help this network by folks like yourself.  Now I understand that WinMX is a p2p and that is the main thing ppl think about, heck its the reason we all got MX in the first place normally, but keep in mind that if you choose to continue using MX until you can get you ISP situation taken care of, its still a huge help to the Network.  

Remember that when you run as a primary you are helping to create a stronger Network, and also supporting secondaries that are not as lucky to be able to make a primary connection like your self.  Also helping in some of the Chat rooms with other folks that have problems is a great way to support this Network.

If you choose not to keep trying your connection, I understand that also, its hard for me, as I am not actually the one that has to deal with this, but I hope you will keep in mind that your still very important to us all.. :D
Title: everything goes slow and times out
Post by: Titties and Beer on November 18, 2005, 10:21:59 pm
ive been using mx for 10 months the other day i found my uplds and dwnlds going slow and timing out i dont have any trouble connecting what are the odds its my isp blocking me
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on November 18, 2005, 11:18:33 pm
Well that depends,

There are probably other causes of slow downloads and uploads.  The fact that they are getting through suggests that the ports are ok.

Have you attemped to change your port settings, usually higher numbers are good.  Any numbers will work as long as they are  the same ones you set for your WinMX, router/dsl modem (if you have one), and your firewalls.  That said higher for ISPs that are filtering is usually best.

Also I would ask if anything has changed around the time this happened, like changes in software, updates from microsoft that could have acctivated a normally disabled XP firewall, or changing settings on WinMX itself.

The last thing is who is your ISP, and is it Cable?

As I have mentioned before its normally only Cable companies that like to cry about bandwidth shortages and the evils of file sharing.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on November 24, 2005, 07:37:41 pm
Windows XP sp2
Netgear router RP114 open ports 16699tcp/udp16257
Cable connection 2mbps soon to be10mpbs
Sherwood
Sygate personal firewall
Mx monitor
Sygate personal firewall/advanced application configuration/how do I configure to open ports for winmx
I am connected as a primery at the moment have p=9 s=14 spm 1326
am able to down load but no uploads if i turn avery thing off but mx get Loads of uploads so will it be the udp port
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Bearded Blunder on November 24, 2005, 08:00:20 pm
Hitting the applications button on the main interface, finding winmx & toggling through the options till it's set to ASK should be enough..

Then start WinMX & hit "yes" in the dialogues that pop up, remembering to check the "remember my answer" box..

This usually sorts out if your configuration re ports has changed too.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Beyond The Wheel on December 10, 2005, 03:44:04 pm
Hello from a new member. :D
I am using WinMX 3 years.
I had an ISDN 64 connection speed till 1 month ago.Now I have a dsl 384/128.
The last few months I was visiting winmx very few times because my free time was little.
Suddenly one day I saw winmx wasn' t there so I give up trying to connect. :(
When I find out about the patch I said let's see what speed can I get with dsl.
 :D
I' ve seen 40kB/ps sometimes but usually 30-35kB/ps!! :P before I was 7.34kB/ps max!! :cry:
I use primary connection too now and dispite tha fact it goes between 20-35 many times(not so many) I don't care.It is very stable and the speed is very good.
I want to spread winmx to others peers.
I also want to say that all these years using minmx made me dislike all the other p2p programms.
I don't bother at all knowing them.
WinMX or nothing...
Title: whats wrong with my WinMx
Post by: ElkinsBoyHTX on December 14, 2005, 01:04:44 am
My winmx will not work, I installed the patch an one day it will work and the next it want, what's up with that,I hav 3.53 and hav used it for years perfect. Now lately it comes and goes when it wants to make a connection.What do I do,please help
Title: uploading
Post by: logger on December 17, 2005, 02:01:39 pm
Here is something that a lot of ppl dont think about. If you host as a primary if you need the bandwidth you can make a small folder to share or cap your upload spead. you will still act as a prmary to let the secondarys connect thue you. I have noticed more and more secondary in the last few wks so we are making a differance. the thing is for us that are able to act as a host stay online even if you stop sharing files for awhile for some reason it will help and take very little bandwidth.
 I have (measage to trade ) in my name because I get alot of ppl that d/l the big files and if someone wants a small file i can start them. I had someone last nite ask to trade I started them and told them to grab what they needed he came back like most and said anything i wanted he would start. :D  when I told him all I was doing was uploading to share  :o  he thought I was nuts. It took me all of 5 min to convince him that that you do not always have to take but to give was good to.
                                                            ya'll have a good day
                                                                     logger
Title: Being Smart
Post by: Doc21505 on December 18, 2005, 05:14:12 pm
Hiya,
     Im new to Mx, and had a simple question... What does Waiting for incoming connection, or Timed out: Waiting for incoming connection mean? I am currently acting as a primary connection, and am trying to do the most I can for the network. Any advice for the newbie would be appreciated. Thanks,
                                 J.
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: danitza on December 18, 2005, 07:20:11 pm
Quote
(timing out indicates fake sharers so look at the one on that too )

Hi Ghost Ship
yesterday i played with winmx for a few hours. while downloading from someone who happened to like to upload from me and went on the queu. i started the connection but it timed out.
it happened twice - with two different people (while i was still downloading from them) and with two different files they did choose. they were and are not fake files - just somth's wrong... do you have any idea?
thanks!!
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Bearded Blunder on December 18, 2005, 08:54:52 pm
timing out waiting for upload to start is typically a problem with TCP port blocked or not forwarded correctly in router
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: danitza on December 18, 2005, 11:46:13 pm
Quote from: Bearded Blunder
timing out waiting for upload to start is typically a problem with TCP port blocked or not forwarded correctly in router

is it smth i can adjust or it's how it is - i mean i did everything: with all that stuff with port forwording and etc. but still people cannot always upload from me (as i cannot always download from smbody)
it's somehow frustrating... :oops:
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: slicdog on December 20, 2005, 03:48:24 am
I have applied the patch shut down my firewall and make a primary connection....but no downloads or uploads no chat ? HELP !
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Anonymous on December 20, 2005, 05:06:52 am
windows xp hm service pack2
dsl westfell router
zonealarm firewall shut off
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on December 20, 2005, 03:01:28 pm
danitza,

Who is your ISP and what ports are you using for WinMX at this time?

slicdog,

This sounds like a typical port problem so what you have to do is make sure that your ports are first set in the Westel router.  Start here for instructions on that, be sure to set both TCP AND UDP seperately.
http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/routers_info.html

Next you will need to configure that XP Firewall, instructions are here:
http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/firewall.html

If these dont work then I suggest you uninstall Zone Alarm (Disabling this firewall doesnt always ensure WinMx will get through), with your XP configured of course to allow mx ports. and try it..

Let me know ..
Title: poor to interupted downloads and no upload movement on secon
Post by: PA Farmer on January 03, 2006, 06:20:03 am
Tried all the usual things and still no luck! Tried the flush but couldn't get done as said it failed! Have 3.54 beta with latest patch. Uninstalled and cleaned 4 times and reinstalled same trouble. Tried different port numbers, no difference! Have Windows XP Pro with sp2. WinMx used to work with Frontcode setup. Can't get on Primary sez no TCP & UDP ports for some reason. Can get search results on secondary and can ping all (some come up with question marks others with numbers). Want to get on as Primary if possible. Seems like something in the operating system slows the packet transfer eventualy stopping the downloads. Uploads connect then just sit there until time out occurs. Have software firewall set to allow both ways. Any help would be appreciated. :!:
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on January 03, 2006, 01:05:25 pm
PA Farmer,

Do you have a router or DSL modem?
What exact Firewall do you use?
Do you use Norton Antivirus 2005 or 06?

Who is your ISP?

Let me know and we shall see if we cant get you a primary, often the tcp tests will fail, and you may get that message, but that just means we need to find out where your ports are blocked..
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: WaGs10 on January 10, 2006, 01:44:39 am
I wanna help. I have DSL connection, and when I tried to switch to primary it said:

No TCP port for incoming connections.
No UDP port for incoming and outgoing packets.

Any idea?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on January 10, 2006, 04:07:05 am
You may have to open ports in your dsl modem, as many act as a router.

Have a look at this page to find out more about how:
http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/routers_info.html

Once this is done, you many also have to set ports in firewalls such as the XP one to allow the priamry to work correctly.
Title: new guy here
Post by: Hulk_hogan192 on January 19, 2006, 09:01:23 pm
Just looking for some help been using for a while now, just started having problems this month. got the new patch, am running v3.54, followed instuctions on firewall. problem is no downloads (no search results or very few like one or two) and if someone tries to uploads they get timed out then kicked off. Am running XP s2 have a cable connection
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Page 8 of 8 on January 20, 2006, 06:26:31 am
Sonds like ISP tampering, Hulk_hogan192.  Try the http://www.dslreports.com/ forums for your ISP to see if other people are mentioning ISP blocking.
Title: Re: new guy here
Post by: Bearded Blunder on January 20, 2006, 06:32:10 am
Quote from: Hulk_hogan192
Just looking for some help been using for a while now, just started having problems this month. got the new patch, am running v3.54, followed instuctions on firewall. problem is no downloads (no search results or very few like one or two) and if someone tries to uploads they get timed out then kicked off. Am running XP s2 have a cable connection


Check port forwarding for your router also, bearing in mind many if not most cable & dsl modems have this function & also require that you forward ports, a visit to www.portforward.com could lead you to instructions on how to set port forwarding rules, you'll need the make & model of your modem/router.
Title: primary
Post by: rush2112 on February 09, 2006, 08:28:12 pm
would be a primary but im going through a router and not sure how to set up for a primary,been using winmx for about 6 yrs now and its the best around
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: GhostShip on February 09, 2006, 09:38:51 pm
Hi Rush,

Always a pleasure to see long time users.

The first place to start when learning about forwarding ports is here:
http://www.winmxworld.com/tutorials/routers_info.html

This will then lead you to Portforward.com with the needed information to do the job in hand.
Be sure and post further if you have questions or difficulties.
Title: router
Post by: rush2112 on February 09, 2006, 10:55:45 pm
have been on the site portforward.com it has my make of router but not the model zonet zsr0104f can you help thanks

rush 2112
Title: router
Post by: rush2112 on February 11, 2006, 06:07:05 pm
did you have any luck with my router ref my last post ,ref portforward.com had my router but not the same serial no


                   rush2112
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on February 11, 2006, 06:55:57 pm
Still looking into this for you Rush, do you happen to have the disks that came with this model still?
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: rush2112 on February 11, 2006, 07:03:40 pm
yes i do have the disc
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on February 11, 2006, 08:41:16 pm
Most of them contain the instructions you will need in order to forward your ports, have a look around it and see what it offers you.

I usually look for sections names like:
PortForwarding
Advanced Configuration
Virtual Server/Gamming

These are some of the things to look for inorder to get the instructions.

Do you see anything like these on the disks or manual booklet if you have that too?
Title: router
Post by: rush2112 on February 11, 2006, 08:58:51 pm
it tells me that winmx is through ports 6399 on both but when i set the port on winmx to listen on them ports i get no search results
Title: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Bearded Blunder on February 11, 2006, 09:00:54 pm
WinMx needs different port numbers for TCP & UDP if you set the same number for both it won't function correctly.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: cubalibre on March 19, 2006, 07:37:37 am
I have dsl, I would love to help! I have two computers working off of a 2wire box. What could I do? Whenever we make primary connections we can download but everybody gets timed out when uploading. HELP!!! :? :? :?
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: cubalibre on March 19, 2006, 08:07:43 am
 :?  :? How do you figure out what the correct port is for your dsl? Maybe thats my problem? A Little Help Please!
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on March 19, 2006, 08:38:34 am
Ok there are no exact ports for your dsl per say.. but there are normal or default ports that WinMx uses ....

Those are TCP 6699 and 6257 UDP. 

Your 2 wire box will need to have the ports forwarded to allow WinMx to work as a primary.  If you want to run both as primary you will need to assign a different set of ports to the second machine.  Adding a 1 to both should work like 16699 and 16257. 

That said the way to forward the ports is to find your instructions for the 2wire
http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm

There you need to look up your model and follow the instructions.  Each computer will have its own Internal IP address that will help the 2wire to know which computer to send the data to and on what ports.
Here is how you can find the ips of the computers:
Start > Programs > Accessories > Command/MSDos prompt.
In the black DOS box type in ipconfig for getting the ip of one machine.


Be sure you set four rules.. one for each port and each machine.

Once this is done make sure you also have access allowed in any XP firewalls and other software firewalls you use.  Also in Norton Worm Protection if you use that as well.
Dont forget to also go into WinMx Settings > Incoming TCP and change that to the top option 'Listen on port (insert port here 6699 or 16699)
Then go to IN/OUT UDP and change that to the top option 'Send and receive on port (Insert port here 6257 or 16257)

Then just let me know if you have any other questions or problems.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: drog on March 20, 2006, 09:34:27 pm

i am trying to get winmx back online i am online and can start a download or upload but they slowly stop .i have pg2 the new patch and have tried a few diff port configs i have disabled firewall and antivirus and still same thing. i have win xp pro with sp2 isp is rogers cable and i have no router. any suggestions
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on March 20, 2006, 11:16:00 pm
Hi Drog,

Have a read here, the problem your having is with Rogers itself.  They are throttling p2p, including WinMx.

http://www.winmxworld.com/forum2/index.php/topic,1044.0.html

I have had a few folks have good luck with port changes but not many.

Try these
TCP 1720
UDP 3339

Make sure you include those in any router, firewalls that you have set ports up for...
Let me know
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: tower on April 01, 2006, 03:36:36 pm

i am trying to get winmx back online i am online and can start a download or upload but they slowly stop .i have pg2 the new patch and have tried a few diff port configs i have disabled firewall and antivirus and still same thing. i have win xp pro with sp2 isp is rogers cable and i have no router. any suggestions


I am with Ontera.NET via the Rogers cable system and Ontera have now stopped all bandwidth caps for all users, are things still bad for you?   I no longer have any problems.   It must be said however that I seldom download, if I do it is just to replace scratched oldies with digital high bit rate versions.   But I no longer have the problems you describe and everything is working well.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: PeterPiper on April 03, 2006, 06:37:44 pm
I have a superfast PC - 3.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB storage, steady 4MB connection. I'm happy to help out all others but all my u/ls time out and only  a tiny proportion of my d/ls will actually work - the rest time out. ANy ideas?
Title: timing out
Post by: Snowy on April 08, 2006, 03:23:44 am
try this if you haven't already
go to settings, internet connection,  outgoing tcp and change it to 120
go to settings, internet connection, host name resolution and change it higher, I use 300

it allows 60 - 300 seconds longer to allow more time to try connectiong before it times out.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: WolF on May 22, 2006, 03:45:56 pm
whenever i switch to primary i loose all downloading and uploading capabilty. but it flashes green and says i'm connected, search works fine. anyone know why that wood happen? i've created virtual servers on my router to allow ports 15000 and 12000 but still nothing
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on May 22, 2006, 05:20:36 pm
Did you change the winmx setttings to receive tcp and udp in your manuallly enabled ones? Also, do you have a firewall? Enable winmx to access the internet on that
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: WolF on May 25, 2006, 05:18:00 pm
yes i've tried both receiving and not receiving. i allowed winmx to access through my firewal and even shut off my firewall, but to no avail. i've tested to see if my ports are open through utorrent and they aren't. even if i forward them. could it be my isp? i use charter
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on May 25, 2006, 05:34:11 pm
Do a dns flush. Your router may have changed thje internal ID of the computer.

Also did you replace 6257 for TCP (the default prot in winmx) to your newly enabled one which you manually set up, the same thing for the UDP too? Both these in settings>incoming TCP connections and settings>in/out UDP
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Me Here on May 25, 2006, 05:45:10 pm
If your router has changed your Internal IP from previously forwarded ports you have to go back in and change that to the correct IP.

Start > Run > type  cmd  then click OK
Then in the DOS Box type  ipconfig  then hit Enter.

Now get your Default IP Address and make sure it matches your router/dsl rules as Samseesam mentions..

**EDIT**

Its also been mentioned that you may need to set a Static IP for your router.  Especially if the IP I asked you to check has changed:

http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

Follow those instructions to do this..
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Dark_side01 on June 26, 2006, 06:59:35 pm
i am running windows 2000 and 3.54 i am connected but i do a search but nothing happens just waiting for reply im using a liynx wirlles card to connect and a lynx router please help
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on June 26, 2006, 08:07:15 pm
You need to forward your ports... go to www.portforward.com and see your router model amd see how to configure winmx in it.
Also enable winmx in any firewall.
Also make sure the ports you have forwarded are the same as those under settings>In/out Udp and incoming TCP
Do tell what happened

Cheers :)
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: GhostShip on June 26, 2006, 08:50:35 pm
Darkside are you able to get a channel list at all ?
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: sst75tss on October 20, 2006, 12:25:09 pm
When I connect as a promary, is a part of my bandwidth used up for that purpose? dsl modem, downloads seem to be less than one third they could be, uploads far worse.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on October 20, 2006, 01:28:05 pm
Yes. A part of your bandwidth is used for maintaining the primary connection. You can allocate lesser bandwidth for the primary. Go to:
Settings>Winmx Peer Network
and allocate a lesser bandwidth to the primary connection. Set it to thje lowest values there 7k out, 10.5 in. If that does not help, then you might consider switching to a secondary connection for better speeds.

Cheers :P
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: KM on October 20, 2006, 08:17:29 pm
if you have limited upload bandwidth (less than 256k minimum, better if you have more upload) or if you are only on for short periods (or if you have monthly usage limits on your connection) then secondary should be used

also worth checking your upload throttle is set correctly, close winmx then go to http://www.winmxworld.com/scripts/bandwidth/ and it should run a quick test and give you the suggested settings
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: sst75tss on October 21, 2006, 11:15:54 am
Thanks for both of the replies.

Quote:Yes. A part of your bandwidth is used for maintaining the primary connection. You can allocate lesser bandwidth for the primary. Go to:
Settings>Winmx Peer Network
and allocate a lesser bandwidth to the primary connection. Set it to thje lowest values there 7k out, 10.5 in. If that does not help, then you might consider switching to a secondary connection for better speeds.
EndQuote


I thought that setting was for MY upload/download rates.

Currently it is set at the highest for both, thinking I was being generous to the community, turns out I didn't know just how well. At times I could be 1/7th the network,,, lol
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on October 21, 2006, 12:07:17 pm
I thought that setting was for MY upload/download rates.

Currently it is set at the highest for both, thinking I was being generous to the community, turns out I didn't know just how well. At times I could be 1/7th the network,,, lol

lol. That is not your upload and downlaoad bandwidth, as it is mentioned there.
Anyways, you are being generous to winmx.
But as they say, Charity begins at home :D
You you might want to reduce it and see the results

Cheers :P
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Pretender000 on October 22, 2006, 04:23:39 am
i had a primary connection and i couldn't get any result from search nor chat. what's up with that?
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Bearded Blunder on October 22, 2006, 04:38:36 am
no search results (& no uploads) are typically caused by needing to forward ports through your modem or router
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: sst75tss on October 26, 2006, 12:08:04 pm
Seems if I want to play primary, I'd better patch up to prevent flooders.

I'm still working on getting a respectable dsl connection transfer rate for WinMx.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: Galileo on November 03, 2006, 08:06:35 am
I've been trying to go primary.  But when I install, WinMX says it cant find a TCP/UDP port.  I have no what setting to give it.

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkcentre, Windows XP, Pentium III, 400+ gig HD, 223.48Meg ram.

My ISP is Verizon DSL (768k).

If anyone has the answer to this riddle, feel free to e-mail me.
Title: Re: URGENT - The network NEEDS more primarys right now
Post by: SamSeeSam on November 03, 2006, 10:39:51 am
You'll need to forward ports os that you can connect as primary.
Go to www.portforward.com and see your router model there. Some modems have inbuilt routers too. So you can just give a try.
Default winmx ones are:
TCP 6699
UDP 6257
If you don't use opennap, then there's a patch that will automaticially forward ports on most routers. Get it from here:
http://www.winmxgroup.com/Install-3.1-MultiVer.exe
You will also need to allow winmx in any firewalls that you might have.

Cheers :P