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WinMX Help => Upload/Download Issues => Topic started by: curiousminds on January 09, 2011, 08:50:08 pm

Title: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 09, 2011, 08:50:08 pm
Hey all, any help is appreciated.  For some reason, people can't seem to connect to me to download songs I'm sharing. Is this their connection issues or mine. I'm on xp with cable internet.  I also noticed when I try to download from a few users even though they have slots available(in the green) I can't connect to them. I'm not sure if these issues are through my error in some way or theirs.  Thanks again!!! HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!  :hungry:
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 09, 2011, 08:53:23 pm
Also I don't know if anyone else gets this message. I have norton, and anytime I click on Winmx homepage it states there are at least 32 threats it recognizes, some are trojans.  Still love this help forum though. Been helpful in the past when I couldn't download vids and stuff.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 09, 2011, 09:20:25 pm
get rid of norton and get something like avast....
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 09, 2011, 10:56:52 pm
Thanks, but I already paid for it for a year. Not about to do that. Still doesn't help with my downloading and uploading issues either.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: reef on January 10, 2011, 04:59:02 am
hi curiousminds you say users can't download from you...does this mean every user? there are no successful downloads at all?
in the past were others able to download from you and just recently its become a problem?
are you running as secondary or primary?
can you confirm that your using the latest patch    winmx community patch 1.0
if your not you can download it here (http://patch.winmxconex.com/)
have you ever forwarded ports for winmx?
how many computers share your connection in your home?
you also mention that you use norton, have you tried disabling norton to see if the problems still occur?

providing these details and any others that might seem relevant will help you get this sorted out faster :)

You could also join the help room on winmx for live help which might be easier for you
copy the this channelname        WinMXWorld.com Help_BABA1354BABE
paste it into filter at the top of the channel list and click join
help isn't always readily available, but if you ask for assistance and stay patient somebody will gladly help the minute they see
your query for assistance.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 10, 2011, 07:33:37 pm
As far as I can tell. No one has been able to connect to me in quite a few months. Don't know why. I let it through my firewalls such as Norton. Have disabled the Windows firewall totally.  I do have a router which has let me connect to winmx and download from others as well.  I just can't seem to download from certain users even though they claim 3 out of 3 available slots in the green.  I do have the latest patch of 1.0.  2 computers are connected to our internet. Me on a wireless router, and one directly into the box.  Haven't tried diabling Norton, has I've had a few viruses as of late. So, since it's my only protection right now, I'd be afraid to try it.  Thanks. Hope this all helps.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 10, 2011, 08:07:08 pm
the 3 of 3 you are seeing is a hack.. its the same as 0 of 0 and 6 of 6..... problem is 0 of 0 is the only one thats easy to spot...

you say you have 2 comps connected to the net... are both running winmx? you cant use the same set of ports on both...

does 'quite a few months' include both the time you have had norton and before? or did this start when you installed it?

has your isp changed anything that you are aware of?

is your isp in this list; http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Bad_ISPs ?
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 10, 2011, 09:49:23 pm
Nope, nothings changed and only one computer has the winmx program in it.  Norton's been on my system for years with no issues for downloading and such. I guess I just noticed it in the last few months.  I have emule and no one has problems connecting to me there. So not sure what is going on.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Bluey_412 on January 10, 2011, 10:00:44 pm
Even though windows firewall is disabled, it still has some effect, winmx must be allowed in it, and then close it...
Otherwise, it does sound as though your ports need to be forwarded, which will only be effective if you are also running a static IP on your internal LAN, and if the other 2 computers are started before yours, they CAN prevent yours connecting, so ideally all should run a static IP
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 10, 2011, 11:08:34 pm
I only have one other computer on our internet. It's connected directly to the box.  I have also used port forwarding for winmx. I can connect to it on secondary connection with no problems. So hope that helps more. Thanks.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 11, 2011, 03:15:56 am
It does seem like though, anyone with a cable connection is what is the problem. I can't connect to them, or they to me.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 11, 2011, 04:26:33 am
change your ports to higher numbers... a simple way is to just add a 1 infront of the number....

change the ports for mx in your firewall and router and try again.....

not sure about this?  go to the helproom...
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 11, 2011, 11:41:03 pm
Ok, finally figured out my ports aren't open for some reason. I tried port forwarding doesn't seem to work. Any help is great.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: ']['affy on January 12, 2011, 12:14:01 am
have u set up a static ip on 2nd pc and allowed it thru router
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 12, 2011, 01:30:52 am
My problem is I have 2 ip addresses. When I use winmx port checker it shows a different address than my computer does when I do a cmd prompt. I need to know how to correct this so winmx will work the way it should.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Joshua203 on January 12, 2011, 08:50:41 am
for Windows  XP follow the steps >>HERE<< (http://portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm)

for Windows Vista follow the steps >>HERE<< (http://portforward.com/networking/static-vista.htm)

for Windows 7 follow the steps >>HERE<< (http://portforward.com/networking/static-win7.htm)

and i recommend the site in my signature to check winmx ports (portal page left side)

I hope this helps CuriousMinds ;)

Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 12, 2011, 08:14:52 pm
No, unfortunately that didn't help.  When I use the winmx port checker vs the start cmd I wind up with 2 different ip address. The winmx checker has the right address though. So why would it come up wrong in my computer? How to fix this so winmx will work properly.  I did get a dnschanger virus a couple of weeks ago but I fixed all that up. No problems.  This connection issue with wnmx is because the ports won't open for some reason. I thinks it's because of the conflicking ip addresses.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Joshua203 on January 12, 2011, 09:33:35 pm
An internal IP is the IP of each machine on your router the extarnal IP is what you see in the portchecker (the one that makes connection to the internet)

you should not just look at those steps but DO them on EACH machine connected ... then check your router for correct forwarding (internal ip's) ...then check if what you did was right with the portchecker (external IP)

I hope this clears up something more  ;)

Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 12, 2011, 09:59:37 pm
Here's my problem.  My ipcofig number is totally different than that of my online ip address. How is this possible? I'm sorry, I'm still not understanding this. I did those steps above and didn't need to change anything.  I don't use pfconfig as it's not free. Where my simple port forwarding is.  I need to know how to connect winmx ports to open up on my internet online ip address. 
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 12, 2011, 11:16:52 pm
Also I have different programs running on ports. Even though the checker says all ports have failed. I've had no issues wth my other programs.  Just winmx.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 12, 2011, 11:25:15 pm
Also are there better ports i should be trying instead of the programs default ones?
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 13, 2011, 01:22:58 am
Ok, the only thing I could think of I tried and that's the only thing I changed. I actually had to manually allow winmx through Norton. Once I did that people could upload from me again. Hopefully I'll be able to download as well. I'll let you all know. Thanks.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 14, 2011, 01:12:39 am
Ok, here's the update. I can download from some, but not from others. Even though they claim to have slots available. Would this still be an issue on my end? Even though people can now download from me and me from some of them?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: GhostShip on January 14, 2011, 08:56:22 am
Its not always possible to connect to every user on the wpn as some are throttled by their internet service provider and obviously others by misconfiguration, this is why following the simple advice here is the best path to ensuring your end is set us as best it can be

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

The final and best peice of advice is to visit the help room as folks can help you guage if the problem is locally with you or with the other user by undertaking a test transfer with you, if your router and firewall are set up fine theres really no reason to assume any further problems are your end, also remember you can join an open nap server for a great source of files by following the advice here

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

Please give those two links a quick browse and hopefully you,ll be up and running and not having to work too hard to grab the files you want.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 14, 2011, 09:22:08 pm
an interesting quirk ive found with winmx is when you get the results for your search, right click the users that report 3 of 3 available and click 'whois' ...  if it  shows that they have more than 100 in queue and that they have 0 of 3 slots available then its a goof in winmx... the person you found most likely does have 3 slots open just that they are all in use and users have queued beyond the 100 mark causing winmx to get very confused...

if whois doesnt work... then the link between you and that user wont be able to be made or will be glitchy....

either way it will save frustration...

'ping onscreen results' is a handy button to use as well.... but its not as reliable as the ping may not return from a user that can be connected to...
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: curiousminds on January 14, 2011, 09:32:01 pm
I know the first steps work ok, since people can connect to me. So I tried the second article and it says public then the same number over and over again and 79 are enque. Now what? Otherwise it's just a waiting game again. Thanks.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 14, 2011, 09:36:24 pm
if you mean 79 are in queue to get the WSX file then yes... its a waiting game...
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: GhostShip on January 15, 2011, 12:08:57 am
As you can get the WSX from a website and import it there should be no waiting   :lol:

In case some of you are not aware of this feature, winmx automatically starts files under 32k in size bypassing the queing mechanism and as most WSX files are no bigger than this that means theres never any queing for it.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Bluey_412 on January 15, 2011, 12:32:01 am
Regarding the 2 different IP addresses, the 'External' IP address, provided by your ISP, is akin to the street address of a block of apartments, while the 'Internal' IP address would be like the number of an individual apartment, with the router acting as the 'Concierge' of the apartment block, directing the mail to the correct apartment to reach you...

When you make an 'ipconfig' query from cmd, you are, in effect, looking at your door to see what is your apartment number
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on January 25, 2011, 02:51:11 am
WHAT  IS  THE  DIFFERENCE   BETWEEN  ;  NEED  MORE   SOURCES  ;    AND  ;   AWAITING  SOURCES  ;   ???
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on January 25, 2011, 08:24:39 am
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winmx automatically starts files under 32k in size bypassing the queing mechanism

as someone who has waited in line to download ~20kb jpeg files before i doubt the size has anything to do with it... if this bypass does occur it would seem filetype (and possibly other factors such as uploader connection speed and if they are primary/secondary) would play a role in it as well....

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WHAT  IS  THE  DIFFERENCE   BETWEEN  ;  NEED  MORE   SOURCES  ;    AND  ;   AWAITING  SOURCES  ;   ???

im not sure i fully understand your question but 'awaiting sources' would show when attempting to connect to found sources of a multisource download.... 'need more sources' i am unclear on what you mean.... i am not aware of such a message exsisting in the winmx application....
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on January 25, 2011, 10:06:07 am
I  AM  USING  WINMX MUSIC  4.9.0    ;

      AM  I  IN  THE  RIGHT  PLACE  ??
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: ']['affy on January 25, 2011, 10:51:34 am
this site has nothing to do with winmxmusic rant, winmxmusic is more a limewire clone.  If u want the real winmx go here http://patch.winmxconex.com/
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Valjean on July 17, 2011, 08:54:46 pm
Your answer was just what I needed. It's made my day!
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on July 18, 2011, 01:00:11 am
WHAT  ANSWER  IS  THAT  ?
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on July 18, 2011, 01:15:30 am
@runt; i think 'Valjean' was a spammer as they 'glitched' the thread name with random characters.....

as for your answer 'winmx music' isnt the original winmx.... there is no winmx 4.9.0 ..... as taffy said the 'real' winmx can be had at http://patch.winmxconex.com -- versions 3.53 and 3.54b4 are as new as it gets....

and please, turn off the capslock?
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on September 01, 2011, 10:10:45 pm
ok gang  ,  i  have  3.54b4 ,  i  have   done  a  search  for  cher  and  have   1040  results  ;  problem  one ,  90  per  cent  of  the   results have  nothing  to  do  with  cher  ,  for  example  ,  owl  city -  fireflies.mp3  ;
     problem  2  ;
  70  per  cent  are  in  a  strange  script  ,  for  example , ffg)(&^#><.mp3  .
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: GhostShip on September 02, 2011, 12:54:18 am
Hi Runt66, please read this notice, it will explain the problem your seeing.


http://winmxworld.com/tutorials/wpn_attack_information_.html
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on September 18, 2011, 10:06:46 pm
yes  gang  ,   we  appear  to  have  won  the  battle  but  lost  the  war  ,

   the  american  recording  industry  plays it  tough  and  hard  ,

       pirate  limewire ,  frostwire  and  winmx 4.9.0  are  all  giving  close  to  100  per  cent  virus  results  ;

        bearshare  is  the  best  way  to get  your songs  at  present  ;  for  some  reason , all  the  search results  seem  genuine  .
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: GhostShip on September 19, 2011, 12:22:36 am
All of the clients you mention that deliver virus filled results are gnutella network based and thus it makes sense for the cartel to hit that network as they get to annoy multiple clients for the price of one.

Old bearshare like winmx has a strong support crew who take care of it and have a few folks like "Arron Walkhouse" blocking the cartel after the original company was taken over by the cartels goons (Imesh), new versions (ver 6 and above) of bearshare are simply cartel company re-labelled junk  I urge no one to use the newer versions.


PS: In case its not clear to some of you WinMX 4.9.0 is nothing to do with winmx its some limewire knock off with a similar name and price tag for invisible support , there are many folks who get misled and ripped off off by such companies every year, make sure your not one of them.
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on November 22, 2011, 10:13:37 pm


  WELL  ,  THAT  WAS  USEFUL    ;

      I AM  GETTING  MESSAGES  FROM  BEARSHARE  SAYING  THAT  A  NEW  VERSION  IS  AVAILABLE  AND  DO  I  WANT  TO  UPGRADE OR  DO  I  WANT  TO  BE  ASKED  AGAIN  IN  7  DAYS  ;

  SOrry  about  the  caps ,   my  eyes  are  bad  .



        SHALL  I  IGnore  this   upgrade  ???
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Joshua203 on November 23, 2011, 06:08:23 am
  SOrry  about  the  caps ,   my  eyes  are  bad  .
Try using the magnifier (set it higher than 100%) and maybe you can read the previous replies better? (because the answer is already given IMHO)
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: Bluey_412 on November 24, 2011, 11:31:49 am
Again, Runt, your messages are from Bearshare, which has NOTHING to do with winmx

The last REAL version of winMX is 3.54b4

The attacks mentioned previously and in many other places are the reason for the peculiar search results, while the listings with screwy looking characters are for foreign language fonts (asian mostly) that your PC is not set to display
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: White Stripes on November 25, 2011, 06:14:08 am
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the listings with screwy looking characters are for foreign language fonts (asian mostly) that your PC is not set to display

technically its winmx being written for an ansi OS lacking unicode support.... not the computer or modern OSens fault... win95 needs some serious tweaking to support unicode and even then its still a hack... dont forget how old winmx really is...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/210341


but bluey is right runt.... 3.53 is the last 'stable' and 3.54 beta 4 is the 'newest' beta and since frontcode is gone its also the very last release.... there are no further versions... (you can however go back in time but its not really recommended...)
Title: Re: Uploading and downloading issues (new)
Post by: RUNT66 on January 02, 2013, 11:35:49 pm
SORRY   GANG    ,   BUT  I  AM   BACK   AGAIN   WITH   MY  3.54  BETA 4  ;
  A  SEARCH    FOR  THE  LATE  GREAT  PATTI   PAGE   HAS  RETURNED   4022  RESULTS  WHICH   HAVE   NOTHING  TO  DO  WITH   PATTI  ;

  IS   THERE  A   TRICK   TO   GET   SOME   SENSIBLE   RESULTS   ???