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Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:38:16 PM »
    Howdy there, Shane. I got a new WNDR3700v3 Netgear Router a while back after my older Netgear WGT624v3 died on me. Unfortunately, I hadn't had the presence of mind over the course of time to back up my settings, though I'm not sure they'd have worked with this new one anyways- the interface is markedly different.

    Either way, I'd been battling off and on with port forwarding issues over the course of the previous router's lifespan and learned that one pretty well- but trying the same tricks on this one doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere. At the moment, specifically, I'm trying to get Minecraft servers to work (seems to be a lot of that going around) and I've been hunting for a cure for a couple of days now. Here's a list of the things I've tried;

    • Tried Static IP (Briefly)
    • Opened NAT
    • Left DMZ off (Though attempting to turn it on after reading around resulted in an error message 'DMZ server is not on the LAN Subnet.')
    • Looked around for DMZ server options
    • Disabled DHCP Server
    • Turned QoS on
    • Port forwarded and tested various ports with both your wonderful tool & PFPortChecker, as well as web-based testers
    • Left UPnP On
    • Decidedly didn't fiddle around with IPv6 settings
    • Turned off all Firewalls (Which when applicable already have Minecraft as an exception anyways.)

    So, yeah, I've tried a few things, hah! I'm sure one of the first things you'll tell me to do is reset to factory settings, which I've held off from doing (today) due to other folks on the network, though I'll probably do it later tonight when I get home provided you think it's a good idea.

    One of the more baffling things however is that my ports seem to be half open. 25565 and the other one I tested, 1999, when attached to 192.168.1.3 (also individually) read as the UDP being open but the TCP being closed. Either way, I still can't host a Minecraft server, so that's a problem.

    Anyways, I've been impressed by how quickly you resolve most of the issues here, so I figured I'd drop myself in as well. Thanks much in advance!
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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 01:40:51 PM »
I have the same router here at home :-)

Post 2 screen shots for me.

1. A screen shot of the port forwarding page in the router so I can see the rules.
2. A screen shot of the results of my port tester
http://www.pcwintech.com/simple-port-tester

Lets go from there :wink:

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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 02:08:16 PM »
Alright! Well here you go then. Wasn't expecting to have the home field advantage, so to speak.  :tongue: I wasn't sure which Router page you'd need so here's both of 'em.

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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 02:21:15 PM »
Ok TCP is failing while UDP is passing.

What Antivirus/Firewall program do you have installed?

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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 02:26:37 PM »
I've got the standard Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials, the latter of which has had some difficulty updating as of late, hanging and generally being a nuisance. I'd attribute it to the problem at least in part, but even deactivated or properly updated, the issue doesn't change- plus I've never found any options nor had to mess with any to make MSE let stuff through, but I may just not be looking hard enough?

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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 02:31:41 PM »
First lets find out if it is a block on your system or something on the router.

Do you have a 2nd computer you can setup a rule to and test? Do port 1980 and then run the port tester on that 2nd machine and let me know the results :wink:

If it works then we know it is your machine. If it fails then we know it is the router or ISP :-)

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Re: Port Forwarding Issue w/ Relatively New Router
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 02:31:41 PM »

 

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