Newbie here, don't know where to start!

Having a problem or need a question answered? Request any form of help here, technical or non-technical.
User avatar
Rich_Visiting
Posts: 416
Likes:
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Re: Newbie here, don't know where to start!

Postby Rich_Visiting » Sat May 07, 2022 4:58 am  0 likes

Night457 wrote:
Rich_Visiting wrote: It's also worth mentioning to new emule users to avoid other files on the network, and not be tempted to search and download files outside the links given here

Whaaaat, why not? ;)

Some trolls think it amusing to name and share fake files as something else. Sometimes you download what seems to be a perfectly ordinary movie and it turns out to be unrelated porn.

I think this is totally ridiculous because the most obscene content is readily available with very descriptive titles. Well, I am just assuming it is porn. Maybe they are just episodes of "Sesame Street" or "Care Bears" with fake disgusting titles, just to troll the perverts who are intrigued.

The advantage of using the files shared here is that usually a member has already downloaded and verified that the film is actually what it claims to be. They have already assumed any "risk" on behalf of everyone else. They help weed out the flawed and fake files.

But let us not overstate this risk: if I am looking for something, I will search in emule and on torrent sites, downloading anything until I get what I want. Most of the time a movie IS what it claims to be.


Ahhh, lol no conspiracy, I was talking abour pron type searches where temptation awaits :onfire
DylanFennel
Posts: 2
Likes:
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:29 pm

Re: Newbie here, don't know where to start!

Postby DylanFennel » Sat May 14, 2022 8:04 am  0 likes

Also a newbie to the site and eMule. I followed the set-up guide meticulously but got stuck at the point where I needed to login to the router to adjust settings there. I'm not the admin of the router so I have no access to the settings.

Also the server list I copied from the guide yielded blank results so I went back to one of the servers that came with the installation. Results have been spotty as far as using links from here.

Anyway I'm glad this site exists.
NOMAP
User avatar
Night457
Global Moderator
Posts: 1537
Likes:
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:44 pm

Re: Newbie here, don't know where to start!

Postby Night457 » Sat May 14, 2022 9:20 am  0 likes

DylanFennel wrote:Also a newbie to the site and eMule. I followed the set-up guide meticulously but got stuck at the point where I needed to login to the router to adjust settings there. I'm not the admin of the router so I have no access to the settings.

That could be a serious problem for doing some things in eMule, for sure. Depending on the source of your internet (work, university) you may not be permitted to do peer-to-peer sharing on it, so make sure to consider that also. (You could end up getting fired!) I am not sure what workarounds are possible, which depends on what exactly you are trying to do. The one thing I can think of that involves router settings is trying to get HighID. I have access to any router or router administrator that I would use for personal reasons (rather than business). Even then, my current ISP does not have the capability to do port-forwarding. There are some (not all!) VPNs that allow port-forwarding, which can give you HighID. Whether your ISP / employer / university even allows you to use VPNs is another possible restriction.

I use AirVPN because of its optional port-forwarding. There are inexpensive short-term packages that can be used to try it out and see if it is what a user wants.
https://airvpn.org/
[DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with AirVPN in any way and this is not paid advertising. I am simply sharing what I use. Naturally you should explore other options.]

I should also state that there are many FLM members who have only LowID and seem to manage just fine with it. The difficulty is mainly in sharing with other LowID emule users. The HighID users act as an intermediary by also sharing other people's files. This is something that people ought to do anway, at least in the short term: share back what is taken. Don't tell anyone, but there are times when I download and share files even when I am not particularly interested in them myself, because I happen to know the uploader has LowID and that other LowID members will want that file.

Also the server list I copied from the guide yielded blank results so I went back to one of the servers that came with the installation. Results have been spotty as far as using links from here.

At least you managed to get emule set up, good job!

In the "Server" tab of your eMule client, in the box "Update server.met from URL" you can paste the following and click "Update":

Code: Select all

http://upd.emule-security.org/server.met
The above is the address that I use to update my server list.

Searching this site or the Setup thread you may find additional useful information.
Step-by-Step eMule Setup (use the "Search this topic..." search box)
You can post any specific questions in that same thread. If you check out the last few pages of it, you will see some of the more recent issues that have been discussed. There are people here with an incredible amount of eMule experience and are willing to help.

Welcome to FLM!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests