Problem with WinMX



When I try to connect to the WinMX peer network, everything goes fine, but when I select a file to download the process never starts. I keep getting the “Waiting for network reply” status until the timeout comes and the connection is closed. I use ZoneAlarm as firewall, but disabling it doesn’t change the situation.

In addition, when a download goes timeout and I try to restart it, if I push the “Find Sources” button I get lots of sources (like 650-700) on a file that before the timeout had only 50-60. Download does not start even in this case. If it starts, it lasts only some seconds and the speeds are less than 1 kb/sec.

By doing a netstat in the command prompt, I can view lots of connection at “ESTABLISHED”, “TIME_WAIT” status and very few at “SYN_SENT” or “FIN_WAIT_2” status.


Yeah, something is horribly awry with WinMX these days. I get the same problem. Addtionally, KaZaa is LOADED with spoofs, duds, and mislabels.


Not only these days… I’ve been experiencing it for months, and I can’t find a solution to it :frowning:


Probobly firewall, blocked ports … etc

solution: - to download mp’3 (p2p) - movies etc (p2p)

booth got Firewall to firewall … working great :slight_smile:


If you are like I am and are lacking in the “technical skills” department, but at the same time, miss using WinMX, there is a quick, easy and free solution it is called MXPIE. There is no spyware or anything else bundled with it. For those a little more savvy and courageous, there is even a manual option.

So come on back to WinMX, and download to your hearts content. Thanks to these updates, not even the power of the RIAA can stop a network.

IF you have downloaded WinMX and still cannot connect, you can even get personalized realtime help. Just go to this link WinMX Channels Copy the Room name appropriate for your Language and paste it into your WinMX chat screen, then press the Join Button. This works on version 3.53 and up even if you are not connected. It allows you to join into chatrooms set up for you to get immediate help.

Everything you need at the MXPIE Website Free and Spyware free.

I have also found a site for Computer problem that is nice, prompt and VERY helpful. If there is a problem you need an answer to, they can help.

Realtime help available for WinMX 3.53 users having trouble getting connected. Go to WinMX Channels.