How do I forward ports with my public IP?

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Aug 31, 2011
  1. Zorua
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    My router's page lets me only forward ports for my Private IP. I'm creating a Minecraft server so I wanted to know how to do that.
     
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    Port forwarding is used to bridge the gap between your internal IP (for your LAN) and your external IP (for your Internet). To set it up, in your router settings put in the IP of the computer your Minecraft server is on, then set the port range you wish to open. Some routers let you specify if you want to open incoming/outgoing/both directions, and some let you choose between UDP/TCP/both.

    A connection to your external IP on a port that has been opened will be routed to the internal IP specified. This means that they can directly connect to your server/computer. You also should have the option to create a DMZ (demilitarised zone) which will route all incoming connections to the specified computer/IP, but this makes you easy to hack.
     
  3. Zorua
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    I've tried forwading ports normally through my router's page but yougetsignal.com says that they aren't open.
     
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    You have to be hosting the game at the time you do the test in order for it to actually see if they're open or not (as it checks for a response, and if there's nothing listening on those ports at the time then there's no response).
     
  5. Zorua
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    Nope, still not working.
     
  6. kevan

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    hmm odd I just forwarded I think and that usually never worked [​IMG]

    what model of router do you have?
     
  7. Zorua
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    Belkin F5D8635-4 v1
     
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  9. Zorua
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    As a matter of fact, I know how to forward ports.....
    Oh and I did follow a tutorial as well.
    It told me nothing new, as I already had a static IP set up.
     
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    Screenshot the output of ipconfig, and screenshot your current port forwarding settings.
     
  11. Zorua
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  12. Zorua
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    Anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That does look like it's done correctly.

    Do you have some sort of software firewall or security program that may be stopping it?
     
  14. Zorua
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    I feel so stupid. *facedesk*
    I had my firewall enabled......
     
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    You would probably feel even more stupid knowing that hackers can use that cmd prompt to hack your computer...

    Edit: Well done sir, 5 guests, may have gone into the wrong hands [​IMG]
     
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    What was on the command prompt that allowed him to be hacked =\?

    and define hacking because I honestly think you are just blowing steam.
     
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    Remember that most TV shows and movies about hacking treat IP addresses like something you can use to hack people in a moment's notice with no effort, so the average person believes it.
     
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    Don't worry bout being hacked, people post their settings all the time over
    Portforward.com. They don't get hacked and like Rydian said it's not that
    easy.
     

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