What Do The Messages in My Transfer Screen Mean



This is a list of the messages you will/may get in your transfers window.
It will tell you what the messages mean, and how to solve problems if possible.

Note that you need to expand your transfer to see these messages. If there is a "+" in front of your transfers, click it, and you should see the messages from each user.


"Waiting for Network Reply..." (yellow)

This message will come up when the WinMX network is trying to contact the other user, to get File status, queue length etc.


"Timed Out (Waiting for Network Reply)" (red)

This means the other user could not be contacted through the WinMX connection. This would happen if the WinMX connection is broken somewhere between you and the user, and WinMX can't tell exactly what was wrong.
Note: If this happens with ALL the users in the same group, then you are more than likely trying to download a Fake File!  
Click WinMX Community Patch to keep fake files out of your searches.


"Connecting to Remote User" (yellow)

You are trying to connect to the other other user.
Note: This has nothing to do with who is downloading from who, it just tells the direction if the connection that is being etablished.  So you may see this when your downloading or when someone else is uploading from you also.


"Waiting for Incoming Connection" (yellow)

The other user is trying to connect to you
Note: This, again, has nothing to do with who is downloading from who, it just tells the direction if the connection that is being etablished


"Connected, Negotiating..."

The connection between you and the user has been etablished. Now you're telling the user what you want (which part of the file, etc).


"Timed Out (Waiting for Incoming Connection)" (red)

A connection from the user you were trying to download from never arrived.
This could be because the user you were trying to download from never got a message telling them to connect you, or your router or firewall is incorrectly set up.  

If "Waiting for incoming connection" ALWAYS times out, you'll have to either configure your router or firewall to allow connections to your WinMX, OR configure your WinMX to not use incoming connections. It is verry important to have these things configured properly as you wont be able to download or let others upload your files until they are set up correctly.
If you are using the default TCP port in WinMX (6699), then your ISP may also be blocking this port.

How to Change Your Port Settings - Click here if you don't know which port you are using, or if you don't know how to change it.
How to Configure your Firewall with WinMX - Click here if you need help setting up your firewall.
Basics Information on Routers - Click here if you need information on your router set up.


"Timed Out (Connecting to Remote User)" (red)

You were unable to connect to this user for some reason. It could be the remote user's router or firewall that is not configured correctly.
There's not much you can do about this, since the error is more than likely in their end.


"Connection Refused" (red)

When you tried to connect to the remote user, the remote user sent back a message telling you you couldn't connect. This could be caused by the user's router if it's not set to forward connections to their WinMX.
Note: If this happens with many results in the same group, along with "File mismatch errors" then you are more than likely trying to download a fake file.
Click WinMX Community Patch to keep fake files out of your searches.


"File/User Unavailable" (red)

This means the user you tried to download from has gone offline, unshared the file, or refreshed his WinMX Network Connection.  This can also happen if the user has the file 'tied up' with a player such as Music Match, if so they would have to disable that feature in order for it to work.


"Busy (x Users in Queue)" (pink)

The user you are trying to download from doesn't have any free upload slots, so you will have to wait for the other users to finish their downloads from this user.
4 users in queue means there are 4 users in their queue waiting to get their transfers started.
To enter the queue, right click the user, then click "Enter Remote Queue".


"Remotely Queued x" (purple)

This means you are user "x" in the queue before a free slot will be open. If it says "Remotely Queued 1", it means when 1 user is finished downloading, your transfer will start.


"Cancelled"

You cancelled the transfer locally.


"Disconnected" (red)

The connection between you and the other user was closed. In most cases this means the user you were downloading from cancelled you. This also happens if you are downloading an incomplete from someone, and you have downloaded the bit of the file the user has shared.  This can also happen if the user you're downloading from has an Internet Service Provider that is throttling or blocking his uploads.


"Connection Reset by Peer" (red)

This means there was an error with the connection between you and the user, so you were disconnected. This may happen if either your PC or the user you were downloading from's PC is running slow, and halts WinMX for a few seconds, but may also be caused by other things In most cases you should be able to retry if this happens.  To retry, right click the user, and click "Retry".
This can also happen if the user you're downloading from has an Internet Service Provider that is throttling or blocking his uploads.


"Connection Timed Out" (red)

The user you were downloading from stopped responding without any error messages.  The user's PC either crashed, or the user disconnected from the internet without closing WinMX first.  This can also happen if your transfer became too slow to keep a connection.  This can happen when you or the user your getting the file from do not have enough bandwidth to continue the connection.  Try closing some applications or windows you have open and limit the number of files your downloading to 3. Again, this can also happen if the user you're downloading from has an Internet Service Provider that is throttling or blocking his uploads.


"File Mismatch (002/004)"

You received a bit of a file that didn't match with the other sources you are downloading from, or the data you received wasn't like expected.
This could be caused by small differences in files or if WinMX didn't save the last bit of the file correctly.
If you have downloaded a bit of the file, and it won't continue, then you should try right clicking the file, then "Trim 10K from end of the file", do this about 10 times.  This is helpful because it chops off a bit of the file that may be corrupted, then it tries to resume the download from there..
Note: If this happens with all the users in the group, then the file is more than likely a fake file.
Click WinMX Community Patch to keep fake files out of your searches.


"Segment Error" (red)

This message means almost the same as File Mismatch, but this usually happens when you have WinMX addons installed like RCMS.
Note: If this happens with all the users in the group, then the file is more than likely a fake file.
Click WinMX Community Patch to keep fake files out of your searches.


"Complete" (blue)

Your download has finished, and the file should be in your incoming files folder.  If you're unsure where this is please click on Settings > File Transfers > Its listed at the top right of this screen.


"Finding Sources" (yellow)

WinMX is searching for other users with this file to download from.
This is a good feature in WinMX, as you don't have to be in front of your PC to finish an incomplete file.  If you have files that you suspect could be fakes in your incompletes be sure to DELETE them, as WinMX is designed to "Find Sources" when you sign on and flooding your transfer screen with so many restults may cause your WinMX and even you pc to crash.

Hope this helps you understand what those messages mean on your transfers screen so that you can use your WinMX in the best way possible.

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