Hello, I have Ares 2.0.8,3029 and it won't connect. It keeps on saying "connecting" for hours. But does not connect! I don't know what to do! I want to connect my internet so I can download music online. Can you please help me?
I had the same problem but if you go into the Control Panel and click on Transfer, there is a box that asks for the port which should be used. Delete that number, then close ares down. Then reload ares and a different port number would be found. Then ares will start working.
I had ares on my PC before, got a virus and had to have my computer wiped and restored. I re-downloaded ares and for some reason wouldnt connect. I got it to work so I dont know if this will help anyone. If you have Nortons 360 on your PC, click on the icon, it gives you 4 options, click on PC security and then manage firewall, take the tick out of the 1st box so there is no firewall (for 15 mins if the options pops up). If you have Mcfee on your Pc, click ont he icon, click on Internet and network, click on cunfigure, go to the 2nd box and make sure the option off is selected (for 15 mins if the options pops up). Close it all down and open ares, it will now connect and when the firewall comes back on in the 15 minutes you will still be able to use it
i've had the same problem for a few days.....
now that I have my computer working I tried again but it wouldn't connect again...
so I tried this....
1.- open ARES and wait a moment....
2.- after it says connecting for a little while go to control panel and disconnect....
3.- wait about 30 sec and connect again
after doing this it sholud connect and work right... if not just do 2 and 3 a couple more times...
hey guys I have ares 2.1.1 I dont remember what other one I had when it didnt work but when I downloaded this one it wouldnt work either and I went to my firewall options and put this ares as an exception. I would also recomend downloading the newest version of Ares at http://aresgalaxy.sourceforge.net/ . To find your firewall go to start/control panel/ windows firewall. Also for you guys worried about losing songs is move your library from your default folder and it wont be removed when you uninstall old one and when you download new ares go to control panel then transfer and change folder into the folder u moved your library into
hi, I have the same problem too. I have windows vista and it just keeps saying connecting but never connects. everyone keeps giving the advice of checking the exceptions on each of your firewalls which I have done, and made exceptions for ares. I have even turned them all off to see if it wors still with no luc k which means it cannot be a firewall problem... is it anything to do with the ports im sharing through... any help would be appreciated thanks
I've been having the same problem. I've been using Ares for a few years now, and just recently (about a week ago), it decided it no longer wanted to connect. I did just recently jump from XP to Vista (mandatory jump due to new motherboard's limitations), but even under Vista, it handled just fine over the past few months I've had the new system. I've tried adjusting my firewall settings, my router settings, opening ports, making exceptions, and still nothing... I even tried Ares Vista's trial, but that didn't work either. Over the past week, I've tried several other p2p programs, but none of them worked as well as Ares used to. After reading some more posts similar to this, I decided to give Ares Vista one more shot. I just installed it about 15 minutes ago, and this time around, after about two minutes of the "connecting..." status, a pop-up asked me if I wanted to install a new connection file. Never having seen this before, I clicked yes, and Ares Vista instantly connected. Not having uninstalled Ares Galaxy yet (even though I know I'm supposed to before installing Ares Vista), I got curious. So, I closed Ares Vista, opened Ares Galaxy, and viola, instant "online" status. So, this very long winded response is me thinking that Ares is now trying to FORCE a membership on their open source program by limiting connection availability via software restriction. I know this isn't a "fix" to the problem, but hopefully it's a neat work around till someone else comes up with something more practical.
I also have Ares on 2 diff operating systems and as of the 16th of October neither of them will connect. Nothing has changed with either system. It just wont connect. Is there an update out there. I presentyly have the lates version
I'm having that same exact problem as well. It was working a few weeks ago and now it stopped. It says connecting at the top and never moves. I've re-installed it multiple times and my firewall has been disabled and my anti virus uninstalled.
The strange this I have two different OS on my laptop, Windows XP PRO and Windows Vista Business and Ares wont work on EITHER of them.
what you have to do is uninstall Ares first then download the most current version. Then make the xp account you want install ares on ADMINISTRATOR account. Then while you upgraded that account, install Ares and run it. After Ares works you can go back and downgrade account to LIMITED.
It took me a while to figure that one out. Have Fun!
Follow this advice n your ares will be work soon :
1st don't uninstall your older ares
2nd Download new ares from ares.net
3rd instal new ares
4th open new ares n wait a second till it go online(tough it's online but you cant download cz it needs activation code)
5th open your older ares n its already have a new looks
6th search a file that you want to download it
7th download it n your older ares works
8th enjoy it ^_^
* credit to joshua that recommend to download new ares
hey guys I had the same problem and I had a little look around =/ I downloaded ares of the aresgalaxy site and it didnt connect but then I found another ares site which I downloaded another version and it worked perfectly.
i beleive this is the most uptodate 1 :)
1. Go to Control Panel/Transfer/Accept incomming connections on port.
2. Change the port to another one.
Wait a few seconds. If that doesnt work, try again.
Last tip?. Make sure that you have choose a port bigger than 40000.