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Can't Connect. All Servers "appear To Be Dead" Please help

#1 User is offline   adihead 

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Post icon  Posted 28 October 2006 - 04:29 PM

Hi. I've been using Emule happily for almost a year. Suddenly today I am unable to connect to servers. I keep getting a message that server appears to be dead.

I update my server list with http://corpo.free.fr/server.met.

I've tried selecting several servers from the server list. All get the same message:

10/28/2006 6:20:32 PM: Byte Devils (194.213.0.10:3306) appears to be dead.
10/28/2006 6:22:18 PM: DonkeyServer No2 (62.241.53.16:4242) appears to be dead.
10/28/2006 6:22:43 PM: DonkeyServer No1 (72.51.37.237:8899) appears to be dead.
10/28/2006 6:24:23 PM: The Cherry Popper (72.51.38.140:8118) appears to be dead.
10/28/2006 6:25:42 PM: MacroPirate (209.204.61.170:6789) appears to be dead.
and so on...


Does anyone have any ideas?


My specs:

Pc Configuration
- Operating System >>> Windows xp SP2
- Internet connection type (Bandwidth, Eg: 1024/320 DSL) >>> ADSL, 750 Kbps
- Modem, Router, Proxy (manufacturer and model) >>> USB ADSL MODEM ALE 130
- Firewalls >>> Norton Internet Security
- Antivirus >>> Norton Antivirus
- Spyware detector >>> Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot Search&Destroy
- Emule Version >>> v0.47c

Emule Settings (Options tab)
- Dl/Ul capacity >>> 91/16
- Dl/Ul limits >>> unchecked/10
- Hard limit >>> 400
- Max Connection >>> 500
- Activated networks (ED2k, Kad, Both) >>> Both
- Max. new connection/5 secs (Options -> Extended) >>> 20
- Max half open connection (Options -> Extended) >>> 9
- Ports TCP/UDP >>> 8080/4672
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 04:52 PM

Firewall of some sort is blocking.

Most common reason is change of IP if your modem is also a router.

or NIS.

Try changing ports.
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:16 PM

Some of the server in your server list are fake.

To get a clean server list without fake servers, do the following:
In Options > Server, disable the options "Update server list when connecting to a server" and "Update server list when client connects".
Go to the Servers screen.
Delete all servers from your server list.
Add this URL to the "Update server.met from URL" field in the Servers screen and click the Update button: http://www.gruk.org/server.met.gz
It said: "Insert disk #3 into drive...", but only 2 will fit...?!?
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:15 AM

If changing port doesn't work.That should be the problem of your ISP.I've got the message from my friend working in my ISP that they prohibit the protocol of BT and eMule .I can't connect to server by common method,either.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:35 PM

In the case of protocol blocking/throttling try using Obfuscated connetion.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

View Postniclights, on 29 October 2006 - 01:35 PM, said:

In the case of protocol blocking/throttling try using Obfuscated connetion.

Can U please tell me how to change ports cuz im having the same problem and I live in USA
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

This thread is seven years old.
In eMule Options -> Connection -> Client Port
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