One possible effect of the firewall you use is that
Bearshare has connection issues or you just can't sign-in to
Generally speaking, this may be caused by one or more of the following
- You have lost your connection with your Internet Service
- The connection between your ISP (Internet Service Provider)
and our servers was lost.
Here's a short list of things that can help you work through
- If you are behind a corporate firewall, check with your
Administrator that the ports used by Bearshare for communication are
not blocked for outgoing connection.
The port numbers are the following: Port 1863, port 80 and port 443.
- If you are using a local firewall software (such as the
firewall in Windows XP, Norton Firewall, Kerio Personal
Firewall,Outpost Firewall, SyGate Personal Firewall, ZoneAlarm
make sure that the port is not blocked.
This article is intended to be a quick refference help on how to setup
Bearshare Firewall Settings . In order to see exactly how to setup you
firewall, please choose the firewall you use :
If you are using Windows XP you
can temporarily disable the built in
To do that - go to your 'Start' menu -> 'Settings' ->
'Network connections'. Then, choose the connection you're using, right
click on it and choose 'Properties'. In the dialog window that opened
go to 'Advanced' tab and uncheck 'Internet Connection Firewall'
If you are using Windows XP SP2 verify that Bearshare is not blocked.
To do that - go to 'Start' --> 'Settings' --> 'Windows
Firewall' -->and select 'Exceptions'. Make sure that Bearshare
is in the Exceptions list and add it if its not.