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Offline Goodmandan

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Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:40:12 AM »
When i test with the simple port tester, it says port is open but testing sites say that it isn't and it doesn't work

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Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:40:12 AM »

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Re: Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 11:20:26 AM »
Thats because online port testers fail if nothing accepts the connection. Thats why I have this info on the port tester page :wink:

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Re: Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 09:07:00 AM »
But it is acting like the port is closed. My friends can't connect to my server

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Re: Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 02:39:51 PM »
If the port tester says the port it is open then it is.

If your friend is having trouble connecting then you need to check the server itself :wink:

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Re: Port is open on simple port tester but does not work.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 02:39:51 PM »

 

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