You have not been able to connect to eMule servers for a few days. You asked your friend "geek", the one who knows about PC, if he knew how to solve the problem and he suggested you download a new file server with. Well, indeed fantastic! It will certainly be a very easy operation to complete ... too bad you don't have the faintest idea what the server.met file is or where to find it!
Apparently you need someone to clarify your ideas a little better, and don't worry, I'm here for just that. Let's start by understanding exactly what this infamous server.met file is and what it is for.
The server.met file is a small configuration file that allows eMule to download a list of eD2K servers (the servers that catalog users' files and allow them to contact each other to exchange them). Finding it from reliable sources, such as those I am about to tell you, allows you to avoid "trouble" such as spy servers that monitor users' activities and limits the risk of finding servers that are no longer active. Clear, right? So, if you agree, I would say not to get lost in useless preambles and take action immediately.
How to Download the Server.met File
Download the file server with inside eMule it is very simple, however before proceeding I suggest you delete the list of servers currently configured within the program (in order to free it from any spy servers or no longer working). If you don't know how to do this, don't worry, it's child's play!
All you have to do is open eMule, go to the tab Server & Hosting and right click anywhere in the server list. At this point, select the item Delete all servers from the menu that opens and confirm the operation by clicking on the button Yes.
After making a clean sweep of the eMule servers, you can download the new server.met file using one of the addresses you find below. The URLs are pasted into the field Update server.met from URL (located in the right sidebar, always in the tab Server & Hosting) and then the download of the list of servers to which they refer must be started by clicking on the button Update.
- http://update.adunanza.net/servers.met (solo per connessioni in fibra ottica ed eMule Adunanza)
If downloading the server with has been successful, the eMule list will populate with some safe and working servers to which you can connect to download (and share) any type of file on the eD2K network. Run a connection test now by double clicking on any of them, preferably one with a very high number of users.
Server.met for AMule
You are using a Mac or Linux computer with su installed aMule? No problem, you can update the server list in an extremely easy and fast way even in this modified version of the popular P2P client. The first step you need to take, however, is always to delete the existing server list.
Then start the application, go to the tab Networks and right click anywhere on the server list. At this point, select the item Remove all servers from the menu that appears and confirm the operation by clicking on the button Yes.
Now all you have to do is paste one of the following addresses into the field Server & Hosting located at the top of the window and press the key Submit on the Mac keyboard to start downloading the updated server list.
Et voila! Now try to connect to one of the eD2K servers just imported into the software and, in case of problems, check that the router settings are correct (you can refer to the guide for eMule, the procedure to follow is the same). And if you need some specific "tips" on how to set up eMule on Mac, take a look at the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.
Add Single Servers to EMule
If you want, you can also add individual servers in eMule or aMule by manually entering the "coordinates" to reach them.
In eMule, to add a server you have to go to the tab Server & Hosting of the program and type the data of the server to reach in the field New Server (in the right sidebar), while in aMule you have to select the tab Networks and type the "coordinates" of the server in the text fields next to the entry Add a server manually.
Below you will find the names, addresses and ports to use to reach the main eD2K servers currently active in the eMule / aMule network.
- Server name: eMule Security No1 Address: 18.104.22.168 Door: 1176
- Server name: eMule Security No2 Address: 22.214.171.124 Door:3883
- Server name: eMule Security No3 Address: 126.96.36.199 Door:9939
- Server name: eMule Security No4 Address: 188.8.131.52 Door:5041
- Server name: PeerBooter Address: 184.108.40.206 Door: 7111
- Server name: PEERATES.NET Address: 220.127.116.11 Door: 7111
I remind you that eMule can work even without an eD2K server. Just go to the network Kad, which is safer than eD2K as it puts users in communication with each other without going through servers and, moreover, does not risk stopping working overnight due to the closure of some servers.
To activate the Kad network for the first time, go to the tab Kad of eMule, tick next to the entry Load nodes.dat from the URL and type the following address in the text field below.
At this point, click on your button BootStrap and wait for the contact list to populate making you connect to the Kad network. The icon dedicated to this network located in the lower right corner of the eMule window should “light up” with the appearance of two green arrows.
If you encounter any difficulties or need more information on how to connect to the Kad network, consult the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.
Should the connection fail and / or eMule should indicate that you have a Low ID, do not immediately look for faults in the server.met file you used or in the Kad network. The problem, almost certainly, lies in the configuration of the router you use to connect to the Internet.
More precisely, what you need to do is enter the configuration panel of your router and open the ports used by eMule to communicate with the outside. Doing so will allow the program to freely exchange files with other users and therefore have download and upload speeds suitable for your Internet connection.
To find out what the eMule doors that you need to open in the router, go to options program and select the item Connection from the left sidebar (in the window that opens). The ports you need to open in the router are those indicated in the fields TCP e UDP. If you use instead aMule, you have to go to the Pref Renze program, select the item Connection from the left sidebar (in the window that opens) and note the ports indicated in the fields Standard TCP port e Extended UDP port.
At this point, access the management panel of your router by opening the browser and connecting to the address 192.168.1.1 oppure all'indirizzo 192.168.0.1 and type the combination of username and password necessary to enter the device settings. If neither address works, find out how to find router IP address by following the instructions I gave you in my tutorial dedicated to the topic. If you don't remember the username and password combination needed to access the router, try using admin / admin, admin / password.
Once logged into the router panel, locate the option relating toport forwarding or to virtual server, start creating a new rule or of an new virtual server and fill out the form that is proposed to you in this way.
- Local Port (or Internal Port) - the number of one of the doors used by eMule.
- Public Port (or External Port) - the number of one of the ports used by eMule (the same value as the field relating to the local port).
- Destination IP (or Server IP Address) - the local IP address of your PC. If you don't know what it is, check out my tutorial on how to view your PC's IP address.
- Protocol - TCP or UDP, depending on the port you are configuring.
- Name (or service name)- any name for the rule to be created (eg eMule TCP).
- Interface name - the connection in use. Generally it is sufficient to leave the default value proposed by the router active.
After completing the form, click on the button OK / Apply to save the rule you just created.
At this point, repeat the same operation for the second door of eMule, save that rule as well and that's it. If any steps are not clear to you, find out how to configure the ports in all the major brands of routers (each of which has a configuration panel structured in a different way) by reading my thematic guides.
- How will I configure Netgear router
- How to configure D-Link router
- How to configure TP-Link router
- How to configure TIM router
- How to configure Fastweb router
- How will I configure Infostrada router
Finally, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to open the doors of eMule in which I have explained to you in even more detail how to open the router ports for eMule.