Connections, Server and ID
How to connect
eMule automatically tries to enter the Kademlia network booting
from any compatible client it finds. If it cannot connect
simply connect to a server and start a download. Kademlia
will follow shortly after.
Where to get
a server list?
– Just click on Add to eMule.
server is the best the fastest?
There is no fastest or best server. They are used to
connect to the network and to search for files and sources.
eMule asks every server on its list and using Global
Search all of them are asked for search results.
Also eMule exchanges sources with other eMule clients and thus
finds sources a lot faster this way.
often do I have to update the server list?
During sessions or if you use eMule regularly there is no need
to update the server list as eMule's default settings will
take care that it stays updated.
Why does eMule not connect?
It may take a while until eMule is connected as servers may
be down or not responding. If eMule will not connect at all
make sure that you have a recent server list and check if
any software like firewalls, routers, dial in software is
blocking eMule's traffic.
You may also check Preferences -> Server -> Autoconnect
to static servers only. If it is checked and you do not
provide a staticservers.dat with valid servers eMule
will not connect.
Why do I get a low ID?
eMule will only work fully if following ports are open for
• 4662 TCP
• 4672 UDP
• 4711 TCP
There are several reason why these ports may be block:
• Firewalls - also the built in of Windows XP
• Dail-In software of some ISPs
• Connection sharing software / Software routers
• Networks with any form of NATed connection
• Ports blockes by the Internet Service Provider
Check your used software and hardware for any firewall or
routing functions and configure it properly to allow incoming
connections to the mentioned ports. Also you can try to use
different clients ports like 6666, 80 or 21.
More information in the chapters on Firewalls
always disconnects from the server
There are some reasons why eMule could disconnect from
Too many files in the downloads list (only eMule prior v.30a)
Too many shared files (only eMule prior v.29a)
general network problem
eMule usually reconnects on loss of the server connection.
This is no critical event.
Updated on: 2003-09-03 by Monk