Limewire is file-sharing software that allows users to upload and download files such as videos, audio files and documents. A high-speed Internet connection works ideally with peer-to-peer file sharing software and DSL Internet connections are one viable connection option. Limewire software supports broadband Internet as well as dial-up Internet. You may need to adjust the settings within the software to get Limewire to recognize and use the faster DSL connection available.
Launch the Limewire software on your computer. For Windows click on "Start," and then "All Programs" and locate the Limewire application folder. Double click on the folder and double click on the "Limewire" icon. For Mac OS X click on the spotlight icon in the upper right of the screen and type in "Limewire." Click once on the Limewire program that appears in the list of results.
Choose the "Tools" item from the Limewire menu bar and select "Options."
Locate the "Connection Speed" heading within "Options" and click on the drop down menu. Choose "Broadband/DSL" from the list of options. Depending on your version of Limewire this may be listed as "Cable/DSL," or "Broadband."
Click "OK" to save the settings and restart Limewire to begin use.
- Verify your DSL connection is active. Double click on your browser icon of choice and navigate to any web page. If the page loads your connection is active. If not check your DSL modem you may need to disconnect the power supply of the modem then reconnect to restart the modem. If you use a router as well reset the modem first followed by the router.
- Limewire software is designed to be used to share files that are either in the public domain, have a creative commons license or you have the right to. It may be against local and federal laws to share copyrighted material over Limewire.
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