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Offline nitron_zx

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Minecraft isn't opening the port, and i can't figure out why
« on: February 10, 2013, 11:55:34 PM »
okay, so briefly, here is my problem.
i'm trying to run a Minecraft server for me and a few friends, and such, normal stuff.
I know I need to port forward, which i've done,
I have a static IP,
I have port forwarded before,

and I just don't understand why on earth this isn't working.
the server software is running on my computer, and isn't giving me any errors.
the port is forwarded on my router.

yet, nobody can connect to me (save myself of course, with localhost) and any verifier that i've used says that the port is still closed.

now, i don't know what's going on here, but i've port forwarded before. i have absolutely zero issues running, for example, a terraria server. in fact, i even got my terraria server to try on minecraft's port, and lo and behold, port opens. this makes no sense to me, I can't figure out why Minecraft's server isn't opening the port, i've been at this for hours and nothing i've tried works. ;-;
it's being extremely frustrating.

i do know of programs such as hamachi, but i would GREATLY prefer not to use them. i previously had hamachi on my computer, and i uninstalled it for a reason.

can anyone help at all? TT^TT
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Re: Minecraft isn't opening the port, and i can't figure out why
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:31:29 PM »
First lets make sure the port forwarding is working, post 2 screen shots for me.

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

Lets go from there :wink:

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Re: Minecraft isn't opening the port, and i can't figure out why
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:31:29 PM »