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Replacement of gnutella.net file for Frostwire 4

This may well help if you are having problems getting your connection status up from starting connection in Frostwire 4, Do not attempt to use this method if you are using the all Torrent Frostwire 5, which is the only version that receives official support from Frostwire. But first try this: go to Frostwire > file > disconnect and then back to file > connect. That sometimes does the trick.

Before that, and if applicable to your set up, ensure you are running a recent version .. something between say 4.18.6 and 4.21.8, available from OldApps.com - Windows or OldApps.com - Mac. Information and Download Links for MAC versions 4.21.1 and 4.18.6, necessary for some older Mac OS X installations can be found IN THIS POST

Note that any version newly installed will probably need this replacement, however, initially, it may take quite a while, perhaps 20 minutes or longer. After a possible slow initial start, it should be far quicker in future. Please give us feedback on any method you find works for you, with a few details. That will help us, and others, in the future. Other connection suggestions are at STICKY: CONNECTION PROBLEMS.

How to Replace the Gnutella.net file:

In your application data or preference folder for Frostwire, (not your program or applications folder) there should be a file entitled gnutella.net

Before making any changes to the Folder, (see below for instructions on how to find it) make sure Frostwire is fully closed. You need do nothing else with the file .. just put it in the folder .. Frostwire knows what to do with it :)


A fresh gnutella.net file (Created 11 September 2015) can be downloaded by clicking the above link.

Download/Save this to your desktop, or somewhere you can find it. There are various sources for the file and some of them are dubious. This one is not. If you have a working copy of Limewire or Frostwire possibly on another computer you can copy the file from that application, to a memory stick, if necessary and use that instead.


Find your Preference or Application Data Folder. Note: this is not your Application or Programme Folder.

To find your preference folder in Mac OS X it is in HD>users>your name>library>preferences>Frostwire, and the gnutella.net file will be in that folder

In Windows XP on your start menu click Run... and type in %appdata% A folder will appear, look for Frostwire and inside for gnutella.net

In Windows Vista Open any folder window and type %appdata% in the box at the top. A folder, or list will appear, look for Frostwire and inside that, for gnutella.net

alternatively:

in Windows XP the folder is at C:\Documents and Settings\name you use to login\Application Data\FrostWire\ and look for gnutella.net

in Windows Vista it is at C:\Users\name you use to login\AppData\Roaming\FrostWire\ and look for gnutella.net


Your app data folder is quite likely hidden and you may need to enable it to be visible. in any windows folder click tools > folder options at the top. click on that and then view then show hidden files and folders.

Now make sure Frostwire is fully closed

Now find your gnutella.net file. delete it and move the file you downloaded into the folder in its place. If no gnutella.net file exists move the new file into the folder anyway.

Restart Frostwire and see if it reaches turbocharged connection within a few minutes or less.



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  • edited December 2007
    I did really want to check is exactly what can be seen in the applications Data/appdata/preference folder when it is not hidden, for those people who are having problems ... Any body got a spare Windows lap top they don't want lol???
  • This solved my connection-problem!

    My old gnutella.net file (installed by the latest Frostwire) was 138kb, so I replaced it by your gnutella.net and restarted Frostwire... with success!
    I tried about everything there was to try, and only this solution solved my connection problem.

    (btw I’m using Vista with a ZoneAlarm firewall)


    my old gnutella file data:
    uhc2.limewire.com:20181,,1199030816522,,,en,0
    uhc1.frostwire.com:9000,,1199030816491,,,en,0
    uhc3.limewire.com:51180,,1199030816507,,,en,0
    


    I would like to thank you for posting this tread, because I‘ve been searching for a solution for days without success...
    Thanks & keep up the good work guys! :)

    Grtz 8)


    EDIT:
    however,i do have the idea that there are less search results... but i could be wrong :s
  • HOBO HOBO HOBO 2-0 so far! it worked right after the gnutella file was replaced!
    ^5s @ you :lol:
  • I did really want to check is exactly what can be seen in the applications Data/appdata/preference folder when it is not hidden

    Not sure i understand what you need there Hobo, but i see in my application data folder the same files, hidden or unhidden-Windows XP
  • Hobo,
    If i use the %homepath% run command and, 'do not show hidden files and folders' is checked then the application data folder is hidden. Visible only if the 'show hidden files and folders' is checked. %appdata% run command would appear to be the simpler way to finding that gnutella.net file

    Cheers.
  • Many thanks for the feedback DivSen. Is that all your old gnutella.net file? . I am slightly puzzled how your old G.net file could have been 138kb which sounds very big :)

    Also .. had you restarted Frostwire several times?

    Also .. had you made a clean install of this Frostwire or updated an older one and just got the problem when you updated?

    End of interrogation :) ... I get the idea that there are fewer results sometimes. The total number of results for a popular search is however generally roughly the same number, but the fact that a larger number of results are junk from large numbers of hosts does have the effect of slewing the results I think .... If you have a lousy lot of results you can always close your host connections one by one and new ones will take their place and MIGHT give better ... or worse results ..

    @AlleyCat. thanks for the help :) /me ^5s AlleyCat and JUM

    JUM, one of the Limewire devs put me onto this over a year ago, as a cure for old versions which some people have to use, and we have used it for a while for some old Mac versions. It never occurred to me that it would help with current versions .. but there you go :)
  • Many thanks for the feedback DivSen. Is that all your old gnutella.net file? . I am slightly puzzled how your old G.net file could have been 138kb which sounds very big :)
    sorry, it was 138 bytes... not 138 kb :oops: :lol:
    Also .. had you restarted Frostwire several times?
    Yes (and i waited 10-15 minutes before restarting frostwire)
    Also .. had you made a clean install of this Frostwire or updated an older one and just got the problem when you updated?
    I did a clean install :)
    End of interrogation :) ... I get the idea that there are fewer results sometimes. :)
    hehe :)
    the only downside is that i get the idea that the search results are a bit slower and there are slightly less results then there used to be (i had frostwire installed on my previous computer) but that's not a disaster ;)

    Grtz
  • Thanks a lot Only a Hobo. I had tried every thing to resurrect Frostwire until I replaced the file you mentioned. Like DivSen, my old file was 138 bytes, so I went ahead and overwrote it with the new one.

    I am currently puzzled as to why this would happen though. I used the exact same setup file a week ago without a problem. But when windows became so corrupted that it couldn't keep my network adapter alive (very frustrating) I decided to preform a clean install. I keep all of my downloaded files on a separate raid 0 array, and my setup files on a spare hard drive to make this task easier. After I did a clean install and downloaded a updated version of Java I installed Frostwire using the same setup file as before and ended up with a no connection situation.

    After a while of trouble shooting, I decided that windows XP had fubered the setup file and I downloaded a new one, same version. I had the same problem. I now have it working, but am still puzzled as to what caused the gnutella.net file to change. Was it the updated version of java? For reference, I have ver. 6 update 3 installed on a XP Professional system. I don't know what the issue was, but someone on my system wasn't playing nice :)

    Any insight into this matter would be greatly appreciated. Hope this helps,
    Shadoe M.
  • Thank you so much for finally coming up with a connection solution for Frostwire and Windows Vista. I replaced the gnutella.net file with the new one (my file was 4kb in size) and FrostWire connected perfectly. I hope this helps for most users.[/i]
  • Shadoe wrote:
    Was it the updated version of java? For reference, I have ver. 6 update 3 installed on a XP Professional system. I don't know what the issue was, but someone on my system wasn't playing nice :)

    Don't think it was the Java update.
    I installed frostwire without the Java update, and afterwards with the Java update... in both cases Frostwire could not connect.

    Grtz, DivSen
  • I do not think this has to do with Java and I am not a technical wizard ... I do know that I can delete my own gnutella.net file and can still open Frostwre easily and a new and good Gnutella file appears after the second start of FW ... however for some the file is essential for starting. I don't know why ... :)
  • This (downloading a fresh gnutella.net file) solved my problem.

    BUT: it's a shame! When downloading Frostwire, I expect it to work "out of the box" without this kind of problems!!!!!

    SHAME!
  • hugootto wrote:
    This (downloading a fresh gnutella.net file) solved my problem.

    BUT: it's a shame! When downloading Frostwire, I expect it to work "out of the box" without this kind of problems!!!!!

    SHAME!
    its not a shame! its a well put together program by hard working ppl.
  • No hugootto is right ... It should work out of the box ... and we are aiming to make it do just that for more people ... and were getting there :)
  • I replaced the file as I could not locate it in the file you mentioned it could be found, after restarting frostwire it worked, getting to turbo after jsut seconds.

    Now what do I do with the file because its sitting on my desktop?
  • Um lol Well you could just leave it there :) ... I cant explain that except that sometimes FW must be restarted two or three times initially to connect. Actually .. go ahead and delete the file ... If it stops you connecting dl it again but I somehow think it will not matter if you delete it but then again nothing would surprise me lol
  • :lol: .......Thank you soooooo much. This was the fix I needed for my connection problem and it was very easy to follow the instructions. Kudo's to Only a Hobo....

    Thanks again for the help. Much appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Fairemom :D
  • Alright. It works now.

    I didn't even have to restart Frostwire. I replace that file and it connects even when Frostwire is open. Thanks !

    Why don't you drag that file and replace it? I did and it doesn't show up on my desktop anymore. Well, MY Documents .. thats where I saved it hehe.
  • Just leaving feedback and letting you all know this made me go from starting connection to turbo-charged connection. I use windows vista so for everyone having problems, try this and hopefully it will work for you like it did me. :lol:
  • Thanks for the feedback. Enjoy Frostwire :)
  • Hobo, is there a way to make it easier. Apparently its so hard that in IRC i get cussed at because they cant understand.
  • Well, Windows users can use http://www.frostwire.com/blog/ which couldn't be simpler. It is best to use that link rather than the file itself at http://www.mybloop.com/FTA/fixconnecting.zip simply because the latter does not contain the simple instructions.

    I see that currently mybloop.com is down. I hope this is a temporary glitch.

    As for the instructions here .. Its only a matter of finding the AppData/preference folder, which is easy on Mac .. For Linux I believe it is a hidden folder at /home/user/.frostwire/ and for Windows 2 alternatives are given. Some people have difficulty following instructions and lots of us on #support have patiently gone through the steps in the room or by pm ... If you cant walk them through the steps leave it to someone who can. ..but if you walk yourself through the steps ..then you will be better prepared to lead others :)
  • I used the instructions on this thread. I did the ?gnutella and told them what to do. It worked on one person. Everyone else refused to go there. :S
  • Well if you tell them it is horrendously difficult to install and probably wont work anyway, and are generally negative about the fix, then you will get that reaction. Believe in the fix and believe in yourself and and you'd be amazed at the different way people will react :)
  • I've tried all of the above and my Frostwire still doesn't work! :( I used to use Limewire on a PC, and now I'm trying to run Frostwire on a PC laptop. I tried Limewire first but it wouldn't connect and kept crashing so I thought I'd try Frostwire. Frostwire runs ok, but just won't connect.

    Since I tried the fixes it now tells me I'm either not connected to the internet or a firewall is blocking me. I have the exact same firewall settings with ZoneAlarm as I had on my PC, where Limewire worked perfectly.

    I'm running Vista, if that makes any difference.

    Help, please! Thanks!
  • Actually....... scrap that! I just re-started my laptop and it's all fixed! So, thanks very much for this thread!!! :D
  • well i saved that new gnutella.net thing and its now on my computer. it still wouldn't work for me. i even tried restarting my computer. i have windows xp if that helps, but what am i doing wrong?
  • nevermind! it worked! thank you so much :D
  • FIXED THE PROBLEM WITH VISTA - Thanks HOBO.....
  • Thank you Hobo... The link for the connection patch did the trick... Now let's see what frostwire is all about...

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