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":
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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
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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!