I can't get Frost Wire to get past "Starting Connection." I'm not sure how much information is useful, so I'll post my entire setup.
I have the lastest version of FrostWire (downloaded from this website two days ago) running in a virtual machine.
Here is my Internet connection information:
Type: 512K DSL
Router: Westell Model 327W
Here is my host machine information:
OS: Windows 7 x64
AV: AVG Free 9
Now, my virtual machine is new, so here's exactly everything that has been done to it:
Using: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1
First, I installed Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. If it means anything, it has been modified with nLite.
Second, I installed Service Pack 3.
Third, I installed IE8.
Next, I installed ThreatFire.
Then, Windows Updates. (Only hotfixes.)
Then, Flash 10 for IE.
Then, Firefox 3.6 Beta.
Then, Tor (not routing FrostWire through it.)
Then, FrostWire (didn't allow it to install Java).
Then, Java (latest version, downloaded from their website.)
Then, FrostWire wouldn't start, so I reinstalled.
FrostWire wouldn't connect, so I tried restarting it and manual port forwarding on port 56904.
I can't connect to the chat service either.
I have left FrostWire running for several hours, and in the past, have had the same problem with LimeWire and different Virtual Machines.
Also, on my host, Opera also can't connect to BitTorrent.
Please help me with this issue.
EDIT: The problem is also occurring with an unmodified (but updated) version of Windows 2000 running in the same environment. That machine has Avast! for anti-virus, but no software firewall.
Does anybody know why this is happening?