How to use WinMX after it has been shut down
Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:19 PM
1. Open My Computer
2. Open C drive
3. Click and open Windows (Windows 98/ME users can then go to step 7)
4. Click and open system32
5. Click and open drivers
6. Click and open fold called etc
7. You will see a file named hosts. Rename it to Originalhosts as a backup.
8. Download the replacement file found at the bottom of this post.
9. It is a Zipped file, you will need to extract the file and put it in the folder you already have open. Do not just put the zipped file in there, you need the hosts file to be the only you copy into the folder.
10. Restart WinMX. (Windows 98/ME users will need to actually reboot their computers)
11. Now Connect to Secondary or Primary connections (If Primaries please don't share files)
MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ANTISPYBOT/WARE ISN'T WORKING WHEN YOUR INSTALLING THE PATCH FOR WINMX!
If you didn't see a hosts file on Step 7
Click on the tool bar on top called Tools. Go to Folder Options.
Click on the tab called View.
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types (If unchecked already that's fine)
Uncheck Hide protected operating systems files (Recommended)
Click Apply and Click Apply to All Folders
Go back to the Installing patch instructions and continue.
If you still have trouble after installing the patch
The problem could be that you have cached the DNS, if you don't know what that means, don't worry about it, it is easier to correct than it is to explain.
Make sure winmx is not trying to connect (Turn it off) and do the following:
1. Start Menu, choose Run.
2. Type in: ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
3. Now Start WinMX again, and hopefully you will connect.
If your behind a router and Still cant connect at this point.
You may need to put your IP address into the hosts file you have downloaded from this manually.
To do so go to where the file is located, c:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc for 2k/XP/2k3. (C:\Windows for Windows 98/ME users).
Open the file names hosts, if prompted as to what program you wish to open it with, select notepad. Where you see 127.0.0.1 listed, replace it with your own IP. If you dont know what your ip is click here
Save the file, restart WinMX if your on XP or 2k, Reboot the computer for 98/ME users.
Be patient, it may take a little time, things will get better, we are only 4 days after the event and already we can connect to the network again, with a little more time this will become even better.
Use the DNS Flush option as a last resort, Most users will need to reboot their computers after doing so.
WinMX Client file download : winmx353.zip 773.56KB 67 downloads
* The above is now OBSELETE! For up to date instructions and fixes regarding this issue please visit vlad's excellent page at http://www.vladd44.c.../peercaches.php
Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:43 PM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:00 AM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:14 AM
This might be a bit of a stupid question, but why would people use WinMX after it got shut down? I've used it before and it was a good program, but I don't see why they don't just switch to a differant one.
This thread has not been activated in ages so I guess it is a dead issues now
Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:58 PM
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