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June 14, 2011, 02:52:25 AM
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I have had the client running for 5 days now and am stuck at 92146 blocks. I ma consistently at 1 or 2 connections. I have done the add node thing which made no difference. I have got two transactions accepted and confirmed by blockexplorer but I guess they won't show on my client until all the blocks are downloaded.

Is there a way to reinstall the client and start again but keep the same address or is there another fix to this???

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June 14, 2011, 02:57:06 AM
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I have had the client running for 5 days now and am stuck at 92146 blocks. I ma consistently at 1 or 2 connections. I have done the add node thing which made no difference. I have got two transactions accepted and confirmed by blockexplorer but I guess they won't show on my client until all the blocks are downloaded.

Is there a way to reinstall the client and start again but keep the same address or is there another fix to this???

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I suggest upgrading to the new client:
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=16553.msg215510;topicseen#new

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June 14, 2011, 06:25:13 AM
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Still no move. Have updated my client and nothing. Still 1-2 connections and still 92146 blocks.......  Cry
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June 14, 2011, 06:30:53 AM
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Make sure you don't have anything blocking download of the block chain, i.e, firewall, peerblock, unforwarded router, ISP.

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June 14, 2011, 06:37:26 AM
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I had some problems as well (0-1 connections) and fixed it by adding a port forwarding rule (port 8333) in the router to my computer.
Guess the client got some problems to connect if there is no non-established way back.
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June 14, 2011, 07:06:14 AM
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Sorry - I am a rookie. On my client I have a port number 8333. Should I change this? What do I do on my router? How do I forward that thing?
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June 14, 2011, 07:08:46 AM
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Google the model of your router and port forward. I don't know how each models UI so your going to need to find it online. There are lots of guide so it shouldn't be hard.

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June 14, 2011, 07:24:15 AM
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Sorry - I am a rookie. On my client I have a port number 8333. Should I change this? What do I do on my router? How do I forward that thing?

Sorry, it is port "8333" - mistyped it. Well, like swusc2 already wrote you need to search for your router in the internet and look for a tutorial. Look for keywords like "port forwarding <vendor> <model>".
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June 14, 2011, 11:42:45 AM
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ya, forwarding port 8333 multiplied my connections by 10, should help to hurry up downloading blocks, if u havent done so , yet...

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June 15, 2011, 04:20:57 AM
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Well I have forwarded my port to 8333 - no change to download.
I unchecked the UPnP - no change.
Changed the proxy IP address to my computers - no change.

What am I missing, why is it still stopped at 92146?

Am I able to completely start again then change my address to what it is now?
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June 15, 2011, 04:24:39 AM
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If you want to redownload the block chain.

Go to where your wallet.dat file is copy the wallet.dat file somewhere safe. Delete the entire folder the wallet.dat file is. Start Bitcoin it will recreate the folder. Put wallet.dat file back into the folder and tell it to replace.

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June 15, 2011, 04:29:46 AM
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Is there a way to reinstall the client and start again but keep the same address or is there another fix to this???


Kill your client, wait an hour or more....


restart your client from the command line using the following switches...

-rescan -noirc -addnode=ip.address.of.a.known.fallback.node -addnode=another.fallback.ip

google "bitcoin fallback nodes" to find addresses, choose them randomly, not from the top of the list.

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June 15, 2011, 04:32:00 AM
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Actually, if you're using the new version, start it with -dnsseed

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June 15, 2011, 05:43:41 AM
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If you want to redownload the block chain.

Go to where your wallet.dat file is copy the wallet.dat file somewhere safe. Delete the entire folder the wallet.dat file is. Start Bitcoin it will recreate the folder. Put wallet.dat file back into the folder and tell it to replace.

Here's the thing. I can't find a wallet.dat - even doing a computer search of it.
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June 15, 2011, 07:53:06 AM
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Found my wallet.dat copied it to USB and unplugged then removed all trace of bitcoin and reinstalled. I now have 14 connections and am already up to where i was stuck. Win.

Now I just hope the transfer of the wallet works.

Thanks for all who helped
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