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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:59 pm
by chainsaw
i recently switched from using Ares to using Emule but im dissapointed.

as i type this emule has been running for about 1 hour and has downloaded 0 bytes

my question is why does it take so long to start and what does the 'waiting' status mean is happening?

thanks in advance.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:03 pm
by Unbiased_Opinion

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:07 pm
by P2P_G
Why don't use both? When you cant find a file on Ares, look 4 it on eMule :)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:19 pm
by zim
you are not sharing anything are you....

uploaders give prefrence to people who have sent them something before. as a new user you start at zero credit on other peoples machines.

share a large collection of stuff like the stuff you are trying to download. build credit with people most likely to have what you are intrested in.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:22 pm
by LD50%
If you have set it up (router port forwarding, win network settings to the non dynamic 10.0 192.0 variety) correctly, then just leave it alone and wait.

My aMule (eMule for Linux) is maxing my connection 24/7 give or take the odd fluctuation.

A good way to kick start your emule is to download a VERY popular video file (some real trashy pop music crap) that all the kids want and let it upload you some credits.

Emule is not the fastest (ducks screen grabs), but it is very good at what it does if you can be patient with it.

Ares is a great little network, ed2k however is a massive network with almost endless content. If speed is your thing then look away, it's almost painful.... :lol:

Stick with it and you won't be blown away with the g-force accelerating download speeds, but you may just be delighted with the swag..... :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:28 pm
by IceCube
It depends on what you're downloading. A lot of users start eMule for the first time and find everything they are looking for that they can't get anywhere else and wonder why it takes more then 5 minutes to get the file - because everyone else is after the files the users has like you.

That's a start of a short answer, you should find that and everything else in the FAQ linked above really.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:47 am
by JayC32
Ah people wondering why they are waiting. Queue is the answer.

As has been said some in the network give preference to those who have uploaded to them with a queue boost through the credit system, this is automatic, some just do it first come first served by turning it off.

Double click on a file to expand it and you will see the sources and yuor queue position in the status column.

How many files are you trying to download at the same time? Multiple files means you have a bettter chance to be downloading something all the time.

Other than that just be patient when it gets going it goes at a steady pace and you get what you get when you get it.