Zar
Zar2w ago

Port Forwarding Issue

Hey im not really quite smart in port forwarding and i need help. Im trying to start a minecraft server for my friends and im a self hosted mc server and i need help to give out a address for people out of my state to join my mc server. i dont want ngrok or playit.gg as we have connections and network issues. ive followed a tutorial for TP- LINK Wireless Router Archer C1200 and it didnt work for some reason.
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_null2w ago
I'm assuming the tp-link archer c1200 is your at home router. What steps did you take? What precisely failed? Perhaps you could explain conceptually what you tried to do. What port(s) does the minecraft server needed forwarded? What host in your internal network is the server?
Zar
Zar2w ago
I first go into the webpage for my router and then went to advanced > NAT Forwarding > Virtual Servers and added a virtual server. The Minecraft port is 25565 sadly i dont understand what you mean by host? if you mean the laptop's ip address which contains the server its 192.168.0.184 oh to answer your question what failed is that within my router area people could ping my server fine and be connected but people out of state couldn't ping the server nor connect to it? i tried using my data hotspot as my wifi and it also couldn't ping the server I tried stuff.. i suppose like turning off firewall making my thing into public connection and maybe also bought a domain and thought it would work. but failed
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https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/272490 Walk through these steps and let me know the results. It sounds like you have a fairly good idea of what is going on. I noticed on this website it recommends some udp ports as well. I'm not entirely familiar with Minecraft, so be sure you know all the ports you need forwarded. If you verify the server is working on your local network then it likely is something to do do with router configuration. feel free to post pictures of your config and I can try and verfiy it for you.
Open Ports for Minecraft Server on Routers - Home Network Community
This Article Applies to: TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers   Background: Some customers in the community are reporting that they cannot open ports on the TP-Link router for the local Minecraft server, so their friends and family are unable to connect to the
Zar
Zar2w ago
I'll try this out! Thanks for recommending me something so it seems like its saying i need to have a public ip for it to work.. it also says something like my wan has to be the same as my public ip for it to work and i if its not the same then i gotta ask for isp
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If your network is connected to the internet it has a public IP address. It's not likely to be static and will likely change but that's not the current issue. - I need you to verify that your Minecraft server is working on your local network. This means in your current location, people connected to your router, can connect to the server? After that we will work on configuring your router for port forwarding.
Zar
Zar2w ago
yes it is working on the local network
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_null2w ago
Your local network has internet access through your local router, correct? You pay an ISP and they provide a modem or modem/router combo? I assume that's why you mentioned "TP- LINK Wireless Router Archer C1200." So if you have verified that you both have internet access locally and that the server is functioning on the local network, then the next step would be to verify the port forwarding rules. Can you provide some pictures or screenshots of the port forwarding rules that you created?
Zar
Zar2w ago
when u mentioned port forwarding rules do you mean in firewall?
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_null2w ago
I don't think it will be called that in the routers configuration panel, but it is acting as a firewall, yes. To be clear you can also have a firewall on any or all hosts involved, but if the server is working within the internal network, we can assume if there are any host based firewalls on the server and your host, they are configured correctly.
Zar
Zar2w ago
Okay could you specify what you want to see? So i could show you correctly
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If you look back at that link I sent, we are looking at steps four and five.
Zar
Zar2w ago
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Zar
Zar2w ago
Here you go!
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That looks correct, assuming the port number and host ip are accurate. I would change the protocol to just tcp did you look up if your server requires udp ports as well? You will also want to proceed to step 5 and determine what your public ip is. If you've forwarded all necessary ports, minecraft clients should be able to be configured to connect to your public ip (step 5) at the ports you have forwarded (step 4).
Zar
Zar2w ago
Sorry for giving a late answer it was midnight when i received ur dm and i was asleep but i have tried changing all to tcp only and i have confirm my pubic ip but it still uunaccesable on public ip ive also added the port at the end of the address and it still cant not people can't not join using public ip but can on the local ip
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_null2w ago
Don't change everything to TCP, just that single port 25565. Did you look up if you need to opne up UDP ports? You are certain you have located the public IP? Would you mind showing me the config for one of the clients?
Zar
Zar2w ago
I only changed tcp for 25565 and no udp is only for bedrock servers where can i locate this? I feel like we should arrange a time for us in a vc to look into the problem quicker. if thats okay with you ofc.
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Step 5
Zar
Zar7d ago
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Zar
Zar7d ago
here u go
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Were you using your public IP to configure the clients? You just found it.
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You could also try and verify the port has been forwarded. Go to https://canyouseeme.org/ put in your public IP address and the port 25565 and click check port. I'm not as familiar with this route, typically I would check it myself using nmap. If you want, I can also attempt to scan the port to see if its open.
Open Port Check Tool -- Verify Port Forwarding on Your Router
A free open port check tool used to detect open ports on your connection. Test if port forwarding is correctly setup or if your port is being blocked by your firewall or ISP.
Zar
Zar7d ago
sorry i was not available before but i am now i located public ip by searching up whats my public ip i have tried and it says
Zar
Zar7d ago
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_null
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why are you using the IP address 180.75.253.50?
Zar
Zar7d ago
well it automatically added it as it is my public ip
_null
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thats not the IP address to the gateway your server is hosted on.
Zar
Zar7d ago
i can't change it
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remember this>?
Zar
Zar7d ago
ooh yup but i cant seem to change the [your ip:]
_null
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I've not used that site before it might be that
Zar
Zar7d ago
ohh
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I can try and scan it with nmap if you want
Zar
Zar7d ago
ooh yes please
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alright give me a moment or two to boot my vms
Zar
Zar7d ago
thank you!!
Zar
Zar7d ago
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you don't want port triggering
Zar
Zar7d ago
Ouh i was gonna ask if this is anything
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thats not definative, but it looks like it could be up and running you need to send me picutures of your configs for the clients
Zar
Zar7d ago
oh then why couldnt clients connect to my sercer
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to be honest, I don't think you configured them correctly
Zar
Zar7d ago
awh man where is this?
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the clients are the games trying to connect to the server
Zar
Zar7d ago
you want to see the game?
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the configuration, the part where you put in the connection information
Zar
Zar7d ago
ouh okay let me start up the game and connect to a different wifi
Zar
Zar7d ago
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I assuming minecraft server is the defualt name and you didn't change it
Zar
Zar7d ago
yes
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whats in the server resource packs thing?
Zar
Zar7d ago
oh if a minecraft server has a resource pack you can either want it or disable it
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what does it say when you push connect?
Zar
Zar7d ago
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no other information?
Zar
Zar7d ago
sadly no
_null
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hmmm
Zar
Zar7d ago
i just wanna ask if i did a domain for this would that help?
_null
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not if you are selfhosting
Zar
Zar7d ago
ouh okay then
_null
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A domain would add more complication. We haven't got basic functionality, we can't add more functions. If you were paying a host it would be taken care of by them, but that's just throwing resources at the problem, not really sorting it out.
Zar
Zar7d ago
ah okay then what could be the solution to this then?
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_null7d ago
its a misconfiguration of some sort, more than likely. There's always a possibility there could be some underlying hardware failure, but thats unlikely.
Zar
Zar7d ago
hm should i do the whole configuration all over again? oh and I must ask what are the differences of PPoE, Static IP and Dynamic IP are ? and is there somewhat related to the issue?
_null
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Just go through what you know. - The server is working on the lan. - Port forwarding has been setup to forward tcp 25565 to host 192.168.0.184
Zar
Zar7d ago
183 actually
_null
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thats not what was in the pic
Zar
Zar7d ago
sorry i changed it
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...
Zar
Zar7d ago
184 was on the wireless and that was a mistake before this
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what?
Zar
Zar7d ago
i changed back to using ethernet and the ip4 changed to 183
_null
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what you are saying doesn't make sense
Zar
Zar7d ago
my computer ipv4 are different when connected to the wifi ethernet is 192.168.0.183
_null
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oh dear lord ok. Stop
Zar
Zar7d ago
wireless: 192.168.0.184 sorry
_null
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you can't just swap out these addresses wow ok this is why people recommned setting up a static ip lol
Zar
Zar7d ago
again sorry..
_null
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what is the ip address of the host with the server? No worries man, we all are learning something
Zar
Zar7d ago
thank you
Zar
Zar7d ago
do you mean this?
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Zar
Zar7d ago
or this?
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ok, thats the config in the router. Go to the computer with the server running on it I'm assuming windows. Go into cmd prompt and type "ipconfig"
Zar
Zar7d ago
ah alright
Zar
Zar7d ago
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_null
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ok, so you are connected via ethernet as 192.168.0.183 ok, so the change you made is correct
Zar
Zar7d ago
yey
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ok so: - server: 192.168.0.183:25565 - portforward: 192.168.0.183 TCP 25565 100% positive this server is running locally, right?
Zar
Zar7d ago
yep!
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alright then I need to think of someway to verfiy that your router is handling port forwards correct have you rebooted the router?
Zar
Zar7d ago
I have
_null
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its always worth a shot, it reloads all the configs fresh ok
Zar
Zar7d ago
ill try that again then
_null
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sure, give it a shot out of curiosity, how are you checking connection to the server over the internet? Mobile network or something?
Zar
Zar7d ago
well i woud do two things one from a mobile connection and a friend that is out of state
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ok thats cool, I was just curious if it was possibly a host file issue or something
Zar
Zar7d ago
ooh okay then
_null
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ok, I'm going to research your router a bit
Zar
Zar7d ago
I really appreaciate you helping me out here, sorry if i give you any problems
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no worries. Can you look up which firware version you are running on your router? have you updated it in the last 6 months?
Zar
Zar7d ago
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Zar
Zar7d ago
is this it?
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yup lol that has never been updated
Zar
Zar7d ago
Oh shi never knew
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it might be something to consider doing
Zar
Zar7d ago
how to do so because i need browse a firmware file
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https://static.tp-link.com/2018/201802/20180224/1910012180_Archer%20C1200_UG.pdf Pg 83ish hold off a bit though it could possibly fix the problem but its not a given
Zar
Zar7d ago
well might aswell
_null
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sure, sure there is some minor danger, dont interupt the power when its flashing the firmware
Zar
Zar7d ago
okayy
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lol I guess we could drop the whole server into the DMZ, but we couldn't leave it that way
Zar
Zar7d ago
DMZ? whats that?
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Demilitarized Zone its outside of the firewall so it would be completely exposed
Zar
Zar7d ago
oooh
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its a way to verify that the firewall isn't configured correctly and is what is preventing the connections the only thing we didn't do was give the host a static ip I don't see why that is a necessity, but I can't assume their software doesn't expect it so we can try to give your minecraft server host a static IP
Zar
Zar7d ago
well i have updated my firmware
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good! I'd try to connect
Zar
Zar7d ago
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Zar
Zar7d ago
the ip address changed here is that suppose to be?
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yes
Zar
Zar7d ago
alrighty then
_null
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typically you have to pay for a static ip from an ISP they have different lease lengths, but typically they have a pool of IPs that they give out first come first serve
Zar
Zar7d ago
would it be expensive
_null
_null7d ago
expensive is relative, but I don't really think it's too expensive a domain name also can mitigate the fact that you use a dynamic ip though typically when you buy a domain you also just go for a static ip
Zar
Zar7d ago
oh alright then what do i do now?
_null
_null7d ago
have you tried to connect since you flashed? remember to use the new public ip if it's still not working we will try and set the server to a static IP
Zar
Zar7d ago
well ive tried and it seems only locally still
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ok To set a static IP address in Windows 7, 8, and 10: Click Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center or Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click Change adapter settings. Right-click on Wi-Fi or Local Area Connection. Click Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click Properties. Select Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, and DNS server. Click OK. Your computer displays a static IP address. go to your server host and follow those intructions. Send me a pic for verfication. IP address: pick something within your range (183 is fine if you would like to keep that) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default gateway: As is DNS Servere: as is
Zar
Zar7d ago
alrighty
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take a pic before you make any changes in case you want to go back to dynamic latter
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Zar7d ago
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Zar
Zar7d ago
is this correct?
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default gateway: 100.119.255.254 primary dns: 202.188.18.188 secondary dns: 1.9.1.9
Zar
Zar7d ago
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primary dns is missing a 1 .188
Zar
Zar7d ago
done
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that looks right then so you should be able to set those, reboot and still connect to the network
Zar
Zar7d ago
ah alright
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if you don't connect to the network, we did something wrong
Zar
Zar7d ago
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it connected? Does it really not have internet?
Zar
Zar7d ago
yeah no internet
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huh, was it like that before?
Zar
Zar7d ago
no
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double check these addresses match
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in the network adapter settings
Zar
Zar7d ago
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open the browser and try to access google.com
Zar
Zar7d ago
alright
Zar
Zar7d ago
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ugh ok well try using googles dns servers go to the ipv4 settings and set the default dns to 8.8.8.8 and the alternate to 1.1.1.1
Zar
Zar7d ago
is it the [preferred DNS server]
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yea and then try to go to google again
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Zar7d ago
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nothing can be easy lol ok
Zar
Zar7d ago
yeah..
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ipconfig/release ipconfig/all ipconfig/flushdns ipconfig/renew netsh int ip set dns netsh winsock reset type these commnads into cmd then restart
Zar
Zar7d ago
alright
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you will need to be admin I think
Zar
Zar7d ago
yep
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you might need to right click on the command prompt and run as admin
Zar
Zar7d ago
alright done
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restart and hopefully that will fix the netwrok connection issue
Zar
Zar7d ago
oh yep!
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and with luck that host will now have a static ip so that ip will always be 192.168.0.183 now
Zar
Zar7d ago
woah
_null
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and that might have fixed the overall issue if for some reason your router requires a static ip
Zar
Zar7d ago
alright so i can try connecting the server now?
_null
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I would if it doesn't work, restart the router and try again if they both don't work, then we still have a problme
Zar
Zar7d ago
so which address should i put?
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you will always use your local networks public ip thats the address of the server think of it as it's home address and the configurations you did with the router are basically telling it: "anytime someone shows up looking for a minecraft server, its on this computer."
Zar
Zar7d ago
so wait im a lil confused
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ok
Zar
Zar7d ago
sorry
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no, thats fine try explaining it to me
Zar
Zar7d ago
what do i write in the server address? 192.168.0.183? or 100.119.255.26?
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the 100 one the 192 is just your local network none of those addresses can be accessed without direct connection to the router. Basically the whole problem we are circumventing
Zar
Zar7d ago
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dang it ok I'm going to scan it again bah ok, send me a pic of your portfowrd settings
Zar
Zar7d ago
in the router?
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yes
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Zar7d ago
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the protocol set it to tcp
Zar
Zar7d ago
ouh okay why did it set back to tcp?
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the pic shows all it should be tcp though
Zar
Zar7d ago
well ive set it up back to tcp
_null
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ok what happens when you click view existing services? anyway, assuming that existing service menu doesn't bring up anything of interest. Make sure to save that change to tcp then reboot the router and try to connect
Zar
Zar7d ago
okayy ill show it anyways
Zar
Zar7d ago
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oh, ok yeah, we can ignore that
Zar
Zar7d ago
alrightyy
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any luck?
Zar
Zar7d ago
still rebooting
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ok out of curioisty, does the minecraft box have python? if this doesn't work we need to verify that your router is doing port forwarding period. I was thinking we could use pythons simple webserver to do that if you have python on the box
Zar
Zar7d ago
So there is no internet connection No but it uses java? Sadly i dont think there is python
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wait, so the box rebooted and ran into a dns problem again?
Zar
Zar7d ago
Yeah
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... https://discord.com/channels/543652415870730240/1247156002525282405/1248657534450143262 I mean you can manually flush it again, but you shouldn't have to flush it and reboot and then I'm going to have you reboot it yet again, assumning that it boots fine the first time so I'm looking for two clean boots without you needing to manage anything inbetween meaning it accepts the new configuration and will maintain between boots it's just a static ip and dns servers, there's really no good reason why it shouldn't maintain that
Zar
Zar7d ago
This is very complicated wow But i havr now flushed it and rebooted
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ok it's not super complicated, just a lot of moving pieces
Zar
Zar7d ago
Sadly it is saying no network still Or no internet
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show me the ipv4 settings please
Zar
Zar7d ago
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gateways is wrong
Zar
Zar7d ago
Ohhh
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Zar7d ago
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Zar
Zar7d ago
Idk if there is difference But after clicking OK It still won't have wifi
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you need to flush and then set the config correctly and reboot and if it works, dont open it again lol how did it go? I know you are in another time zone. We'll figure it out. I think I will have you move the whole server into the DMZ and see if you can connect. Just don't leave it there. Its exposed in the DMZ and should only be put there temporarily to bypass the firewall and verify that is the issue.
Zar
Zar7d ago
Yeahh Okay sure! Should I remove the ipv4 thing?
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The IPv4 settings are just to make the IP static. If you change it it will simply go back to being dynamic, meaning it leases an IP address for a time and it can be a diffrent IP each time
Zar
Zar6d ago
what do i do now?
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Is the server maintaining it's static IP without issue?
Zar
Zar6d ago
well not really there still is no internet
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well, technically it's connecting to the network, its just got connectivity issues did you fix the gateway? ip, in the network adapter's ipv4 config? I believe the last octet was missing a digit, if I recall correctly
Zar
Zar6d ago
oh! okay well i shall do that once i got home
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ok, yes. Let me know when you are availible, if I've got the time we'll try and work it out again.
Zar
Zar6d ago
alright im home! for now ive been using playit.gg to create a server address for my friends but its impractical as it has a lot of network issues and sudden shutdowns on the address
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So did you check the settings? Sorry, I wasn't expecting you to get home so soon
Zar
Zar6d ago
its fine!
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ok I'm reading through the manual pull up your network adapaters ipv4 config for the server also if you can send me a pic of your routers web panel you might be able to bind the ip address through the routers admin panel we can try throwing the server into the DMZ list too, we just need to make sure we take it out after testing
Zar
Zar6d ago
im having problems on the connection again should i flush it again?
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well flush it, verify that you have the right config set and then reboot
Zar
Zar6d ago
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last time you sent me a pic of the config the last octet of the gateway was wrong
Zar
Zar6d ago
is this correct?
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no
Zar
Zar6d ago
what is wrong?
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the gateways look
Zar
Zar6d ago
oh. fk does that also mean my subnet mask is wrong aswell?
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no subnet mask is a bit harder to explain
Zar
Zar6d ago
ah alright then
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but 255.255.255.0 is what you want it has to do with how many hosts you can have in your network so where we at? update?
Zar
Zar6d ago
is this correct now? or did i fk it up again
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yes, thats right. We are still using google's DNS settings rather than your isp's but that should be fine
Zar
Zar6d ago
alright let me see if there is connection seems like not ill try flushing
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try doing a request to a website and tell me what the error is dns.... blah blah
Zar
Zar6d ago
still no internet
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try doing a request to a website and tell me what the error is
Zar
Zar6d ago
okay
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Zar6d ago
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Zar6d ago
Hope you don't mind the way i screenshotted this
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ok lets take a diffrent approach put that back to dynamic
Zar
Zar6d ago
alright
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let it pull its own IP for now, we can't even connect to the server yet so it hardly matters. Mostly it makes it more stable and permanent, so you don't have to open anything back up to configure it again. I was only doing it because the manual had it listed as a step lets just drop it in the dmz and see if that resolves the port forward
Zar
Zar6d ago
okay i have made it back to dynamic
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ok its connected to the internet again?
Zar
Zar6d ago
yep!
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got the current ip?
Zar
Zar6d ago
uh wdym by that?
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its current ip on the local network... go to cmd and type "ipconfig"
Zar
Zar6d ago
ouh okay it is 192.168.0.183
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its likely 192.168.0.* ok go to your router config you are looking for the dmz list it should be near the port forwarding area
Zar
Zar6d ago
yep
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add that ip to the list
Zar
Zar6d ago
alrighty
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thats going to do the same thing we have been trying to do by making that host a virtual server, but every port will be open try to connect if you can't connect this way, the hosts has a local firewall (which it shouldn't, you said you can connect from within your local network), or the router isn't port forwarding to specification and you would need to talk to them meaning, the router is malfunctioning
Zar
Zar6d ago
Sorry it's taking awhile its a bit slow rn
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_null6d ago
no worries
Zar
Zar6d ago
Starting up the server Seems like i still can't connect
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_null6d ago
ok open your cmd prompt
Zar
Zar6d ago
Alright
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_null6d ago
netstat -an | find "LISTEN" send me it
Zar
Zar6d ago
No description
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_null6d ago
ok turn off the firewall do you know what you have, just winodws defneder or thrid party?
Zar
Zar6d ago
Windows defender But i have turned off all my windows firewall tho? Is there more?
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_null6d ago
oh you have it disabled?
Zar
Zar6d ago
Yeah it has been for a long time
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_null6d ago
then that's everything man
Zar
Zar6d ago
Should have i mentioned that earlier?
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_null6d ago
that should be bare to the internet
Zar
Zar6d ago
Ouh
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_null6d ago
if it's not then I would have to say the router isn't functioning the way it's supposed to - you can connect to your server locally, this proves server functionality and the ports are open - we tried targeted port forwarding - we tried putting it in the DMZ, which should mean every port is now open double check, I have the right manual correct? User Guide TP-lInk AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C1200
Zar
Zar6d ago
Yep!
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_null6d ago
yeah, I'm really sorry. You would need one of their router techs to explain why we can't get it to forward
Zar
Zar6d ago
Well i really wanna thank you for helping me out Ive learned a lot Sadly this is probably an issue with hardware maybe
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_null6d ago
No problem, I'm really sorry I couldnt resolve it
Zar
Zar6d ago
Its fine!
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_null6d ago
I think it very well might be, or at least I highly suspect so I don't know what else to rule out
Zar
Zar6d ago
Oh one question
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_null6d ago
take that host out of the DMZ just in case it decides to start working randomly lol
Zar
Zar6d ago
Playit.gg and ngrok was software i used before and people say it's tunneling. What's tunneling? Ah alright
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_null6d ago
so there are diffrent protocols like http, ftp, https etc tunneling is when you create a connection over a diffrent, usually less restricted, proctocol so I could create a connection with your https traffic and tunnel another protocol over it
Zar
Zar6d ago
Ooo
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_null6d ago
and as you see, https is usally open for internet browsing and NAT takes care of basically all the port forwarding underneath routing would be a better word
Zar
Zar6d ago
I see
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_null6d ago
thats sort of over simplified, but it gives a broad overview basically they leverage the fact that you can connect to their servers via https and construct a connection in reverse which is usually less restricted
Zar
Zar6d ago
Wow u know so much
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_null6d ago
haha thank you glad to help
Zar
Zar6d ago
I think im gonna try one last thing Because i think I've fiddled with my hardware by a bunch before coming to you So im gonna reset my pc and retry the steps you've told me
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_null6d ago
lol it's a hail mary, but it's worked for me in the past let me know if it works
Zar
Zar6d ago
Alrighty! Ill give you updates if anything happenss
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_null6d ago
Good luck
Zar
Zar6d ago
Thank you!
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_null6d ago
I was washing the dishes and it occurred to me why the static IP wasn't working. My fault, I confused the gateways. Essentially I was having you set it as the router that your internet connection connects to, when it should have been the IP to the local router. my bad
Zar
Zar5d ago
Oh We could try again if you wanted to I was gonna ask about
Zar
Zar5d ago
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Zar
Zar5d ago
What does it mean by DHCP client disabled? Or is it always has been disabled?
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_null5d ago
dhcp is how it pulls an IP address automatically I mean you are welcome to try, but in my opinion it would be weird that its absolutely essentially on your router to have a static ip to rotue to it shouldn't be a requirement, I was only treating it as such because the manual recommends it in its steps oh actually from what that says, maybe it is essential with the dmz well let me know if you try. we have to figure out the IP of your rotuer, it should be somewhere in the config then that's your gateway in the IPv4 settings
Zar
Zar5d ago
Okay so static ip Could you run it down again for me?
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_null5d ago
lol sure
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_null5d ago
this the same? I think if you scroll down a bit it might show you the gateways ip, but it's probabally 192.168.0.1 the convention is for the gateway to be your lowest address in your subnet and the broadcast is your highest
Zar
Zar5d ago
Yep Yes So what should i change then?
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_null5d ago
ok so: ip: 192.168.0.183 Mask: 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.0.1 dns: 8.8.8.8 1.1.1.1 we might go back to your isp's recommended dns settings, but for now, unless you suspect your country is censoring google, it should be fine
Zar
Zar5d ago
Okay i shall try It's connected!
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_null5d ago
yeah I figured lol
Zar
Zar5d ago
Now what?
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_null5d ago
I was washing dishes and realized my mistake try adding that host to the dmz list again that basically disables the routers firewall, or bypasses it which means every port will be open so you should be able to connect
Zar
Zar5d ago
Question Would the address be 100.119.165.200? Do i need to add 25565?
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_null5d ago
yes to the first, not sure about the second send me a pic of the client the game It might just expect port 25565
Zar
Zar5d ago
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_null5d ago
yeah I assume it just expects 25565 but if it doesn't work you can try <ip>:<port>
Zar
Zar5d ago
Well I've tried both
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_null5d ago
still not working?
Zar
Zar5d ago
Let me ask my friend to try For me using mobile data no
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_null5d ago
huh
Zar
Zar5d ago
i meant i tried connecting using a different network
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_null5d ago
yeah
Zar
Zar5d ago
sadly it doesnt work so i wanna see if my friend could ping it?
_null
_null5d ago
well its a windows host, it doesn't respond to pings or it might not I'm running nmap
Zar
Zar5d ago
yey
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_null5d ago
ok, so just to double check you added 192.168.0.183 to the dmz list? and it's still not forwarding I guess we can reboot the router but it should be forwarding....
Zar
Zar5d ago
Im rebooting
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_null5d ago
lol I was running a topp 1000 scan but I don't think its forwarding anything I went back and looked at the ports you typically had open I should be able to see smb or something
Zar
Zar5d ago
The reboots is done Yet i cant connect to anything Oh after rebooting the wan ip address changed
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_null5d ago
oh
Zar
Zar5d ago
Into 100.119.212.233 Is that supposed to happend?
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_null5d ago
it can its not a bad thing I'm running a scan but I think you are going to need to reach out to the routers tech support, we can't seem to get it to forward anything
Zar
Zar5d ago
Awh I have tried to contact support But all they said was about "is router okay? Wifi good?" I asked something else and they gave me different answer I asked about forwarding and such The next day they told some people to come over. And all they did was take a pic of the router and just bailed
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_null5d ago
well, I'm not bailing on you but that seems to be where the issue lies
Zar
Zar5d ago
Damn man u a homie fr So What do i do now 😭
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_null5d ago
I'm assuming they own the router?? the ISP?
Zar
Zar5d ago
I guess? Idk
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_null5d ago
did they provide it?
Zar
Zar5d ago
My uncle bought the router
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_null5d ago
oh is the modem seperate?
Zar
Zar5d ago
Well they're connected?
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_null5d ago
um do you have a seperate box that the boradband comes in on and then connects through ethernet to the router?
Zar
Zar5d ago
Actually
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_null5d ago
I don't think so, now that I'm thinking of the config but if you did we could bypass the router not a great permanent solution but it would prove the router is the issue
Zar
Zar5d ago
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Zar
Zar5d ago
This is the routers?
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_null5d ago
the tplink one is I'm not sure what the other is, have to get a closer look
Zar
Zar5d ago
No description
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_null5d ago
looks like fiber? how far away is the host though? you would need to direct connect it with ethernet. where does the other end of that blue tip cable go? the wall?
Zar
Zar5d ago
To the tplink
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_null5d ago
not the ethernet, the blue-tipped cable out of the bottom of the white box
Zar
Zar5d ago
Yea its connected to the router
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_null5d ago
I can't tell what that is then where are all the different cables coming and going from it?
Zar
Zar5d ago
Okay so i have checked again It's in the wall Sorry for the misinformation
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_null5d ago
lol no worries I'm not 100% certain because its blurry but I think thats fiber in which case you could plug the server directly into the internet bypassing the router, the suspected issue
Zar
Zar5d ago
oh really? ill try that4
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_null5d ago
yes, take the ethernet cable from the fiber modem and connect it directly to the host
Zar
Zar5d ago
i dont have wifi
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_null5d ago
you wont it's not a permananet solution, it will just prove that the problem is indeed routing
Zar
Zar5d ago
so what now?
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_null5d ago
you got internet on that host?
Zar
Zar5d ago
no...
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_null5d ago
well, it's either not fiber or dhcp failed reboot the host, I don't think it will work, but its worth a shot
Zar
Zar5d ago
so it does not work still no internet
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_null5d ago
it was worth a shot. I'm not certain what that is. it still might be a modem, but it'll need to be manually configured well, I'm sort of out of ideas
Zar
Zar5d ago
well i checked for google and they say i have to set a dhcp ip?
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_null5d ago
that would have occured at the isps level
Zar
Zar5d ago
ah so i just have to get a static ip from the isp?
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_null5d ago
or you wouldnt be assigned an ip I mean you could, but right now it looks like the router doesnt function we havent got that thing to forward anyhting
Zar
Zar5d ago
yeah..
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_null5d ago
so right now we can confirm that NAT works on the rotuer, but it's absolutely essential that PAT be working too which is port forwarding
Zar
Zar5d ago
i see
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_null5d ago
everything we have done has either been to try and get it working or to bypass it to prove that it's the point of failure we haven't exactly proven it, but I've excluded everything else I could
Zar
Zar5d ago
ah then there's nothing i could do just i need a tech support to help me irl
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_null5d ago
you need to contact tplink if your ISP didn't provide it, they don't care
Zar
Zar5d ago
man thats going to take an hour because i have to wait in line to connect to a live agent damn
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_null5d ago
sorry you can tell them all the things we have tried you followed both port forwarding and dmz lists they'll prpbably have you repeat a lot of it
Zar
Zar5d ago
its okay you've tried ur best! i see okay so question is there a way to have an ip address a different way like playit.gg but like better? and free perhaps?
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_null5d ago
You can use something like normal k to tunnel Ngrok*
Zar
Zar5d ago
oh ngrok ngrok's good i guess but there is a 1gb limit for free users
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_null5d ago
Yeah
Zar
Zar5d ago
yeah and it doesnt last pretty long
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_null5d ago
If you get creative you might find something free, but I can't guarantee that
Zar
Zar5d ago
i found nish but i dont really know how to set it up
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_null5d ago
Ngrok is the only one I have used personally For catching shells
Zar
Zar5d ago
i see thanks for suggesting one
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_null5d ago
I would really recommend seeing what tplink says port forwarding is a pretty standard networking practice
Zar
Zar5d ago
Well i have to wait till tomorrow as live agents are not on on this hour Same with emails