I am having trouble with kazaa. For some reason and I can't connect and when I went to the help site it said something about port 1214 on my firewall needing to be opened up? And...I don't know how to do that. I am using windows xp SP2. Please help! Thanks
06:03 pm, Tuesday, September 07, 2004 (8 years ago)
soulseek is my favorite. you have to be patient to use it (you can only download a file from one user at a time, so kiss those those blazing fast multiple-source downloads goodbye) but the selection is pretty damn good, and the usership is typically non-kiddie.
for me, it all boils down to selection and ease of finding files. download speed take a big backseat to those. if bittorrent were easier to use (easier to find torrents of obscure music and the like) and was less retarded (having to keep torrents open for others dl from is its biggest flaw) then bt would be all i'd use. but for music, it's gotta be soulseek. i'll leave anime and movies to bt.
kazaa is still huge and has become todays old-napster equivalent for small time downloaders. baboon are you sure that sp2 is not blocking that port and also that your isp is possibly not regulating traffic to that port? as i know some isp's are now putting up restrictions to popular ports such as 1214 to protect themselves from user-end liability and the whole music crusade). a possible alternative would be WinMX, which is another major p2p decentralised application or make a subscription with one of the many developing all-you-can-eat music subscription services popping up as an alternative to licenced music files.
I've tried WinMX, seems to work exactly like Kazaa. Actually it brought up a couple more results when I did the same search on both of them. But then it wouldn't download, still might be worth a try though, it might work for you. I've heard eMule is really good, it brings up a lot of results on hard to find stuff. But that didn't work for me either lol. But both those applications work on other people's computers, so again might be worth a try.
Yea, i've heard of some of those two. I actually live in a dorm and my roommate can download stuff on kazaa but I can't. Same connection, different computers. I don't have any firewalls on my computer except for that which comes with SP2 but It should be disabled. I dunno....
Okay well I THINK you've got to get those files together. Part1 and part2 that is, then extract tcpip.sys file. Then you must backup your original tcpip.sys file. Then you replace the one you've extracted with the one you have on your system. Which you can do through safe mode I'm sure. But since I don't use SP2 and I've never replaced a .SYS file I don't know how well it'll go. Just ALWAYS make a backup.
im surprised noone has mentioned shareaza. it searche sthe edonkey/emule netowrk, and also a couple other ones. make sure your SP2 tcpip.sys file is patched with the thing above and that you've made the correct exceptions for the right ports in your firewall. you should read throug This:
and make sure you've taken all the steps it mentions, mainly the Configuring Windows Firewall by using the Windows Security Center one.
I guess I'll throw my hat into the ring and reccomend Ares, available at . The Lite version is free, fast, and easy to use. Great selection also, and it's the only thing that will connect through my school's network.
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Go with eMule. It is definetly the largest network, with more users going to emule all the time (more sources and content :) also Its Open Source, so no hidden nasties, its free, and you can contribute in the ever changing world of P2P and filesharing :)