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My Friends Can't Connect To My Minecraft Server You are using an old browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly. You should upgrade your browser or use an alternate browser. My friends can't connect to my Minecraft server - Thread starter bwarren97 - Start date Jan 6, 2012 - - #1 I have been working on setting up a Minecraft server for a couple of days now, and I cannot find a way to get my friends outside of my network to connect. I know they have the correct IP address. I have tried multiple solutions to no avail. I can however connect to the server via other computers connected through the same router. However, this only works if I have it set up to "cracked". I tried disabling both my router and host firewalls, using a different host computer as my server host, and changing my port. All solutions I have tried gave the same message to my friends: "Cannot reach server", when I was able to connect just fine. Here's some information that might be useful: Host computer (It is not the best ...): ) -OS:Windows XP Pro SP2 -Processor Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz(uni-core). -RAM 448 MB -IP address: 192.168.1.111 Minecraft Server: -Version: 1.0.0 (jar) Router: -Type: Wired/Wireless -Brand: Cisco -Model: Linksys E2000 -IP Address: 192.168.1.1 -Router Information: Firmware Version: 1.0.01 build 7Apr 15, 2010 Firmware Verification: 5447e765c2287b134ec7028c3b7c9ceb Current Time: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:44:02 Internet MAC Address: 98:FC:11:719:CB -Internet Connection: Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP Internet IP Address: 184.108.40.206 Subnet Mask: 255.255.248.0 Default Gateway: 220.127.116.11 DNS1: 18.104.22.168 DNS2: 22.214.171.124 DNS3: 126.96.36.199 MTU: 1500 DHCP Lease Time: 4 Hour Please let me know if there are any other details you require. Jan 6, 2012 - - #2 You will need to forward certain ports (router settings), and then open an incoming port in the firewall (OS settings). This is where you start. - - #3 no luck I tried that. It didn’t work. Jan 11, 2012 - - #4 What error did you get? Does minecraft have a manual on hosting a server does it state which port it uses? Forward the correct port to your server's LAN IP (assign the server static ip). Also, make sure there is no firewall blocking that port. - - #5 On my friend's computer, it says, "Cannot reach server". Jan 15, 2012 - - #6 Most ISPs provide dynamic WAN IP. You should always check your WANIP as it could change. They may also need the port whem to connect like 188.8.131.52.12345. - Feb 2, 2012 - - #7 I solved the problem. I got it to work...actually...quite a while ago. It wasn't posted. I gave my friend the address of an external IP, and I used my own internal IP address for computers in my home network. On top of that, I set my router's port forwarding settings and forwarded port 25565 to my internal IP (Server IP). I'm sure many of you said it before, but I didn't understand it enough. We are very grateful. M mscholes Feb 25, 2012 - - #8 Does your external IP change frequently? If your external IP address changes, wouldn't that mean you should give it to him every time he wanted to play? What happens if the friend's IP address changes? Is there something I am missing about dynamic IPs - - #9 mscholes said: Doesn't your external IP address constantly change? That would mean that you need to give the external to the friend each time he wishes to play. What happens if the friend's IP address changes? Am I missing something about dynamic IPs? Click to expand... Your ISP may have a variety of IP addresses. An IP address is assigned to a user when they connect to the internet. The expiry date/time is extended if the user remains connected. When the user disconnects the IP which he previously used will be available to be assigned to another user. - Feb 27, 2012. - - #10 You should put your host computer's ip address in the dmz of the router (Applications and Gaming > DMZ). Check if it works (list the routing table). If it works, set up Advanced Routing > Setup to assign the computer a static IP address. It's something like a address at 192.168.1.100. I can't even read your manual, so I can no longer help you. Put your friend's computers in the dmzs of their routers also. You my also have to disable the router firewall. Good luck. - - #11 I don't know how to find My minecraft server's IP. I have tried IPchicken.com and my friends are still unable to connect. My friends cannot connect to localhost. I can connect using localhost. I'm stuck! !!!! PLEASE HELP ! T tonylukac Posts: 1,388 +72 February 28, 2012 - - #12 I know there are various posters but if you're following my idea look in the routing table of your router for the ip address I'm talking about. I think you find it in Setup > Advanced Routing in your router's setup. Or keep it simple. You can do the whole thing without a router. wrt54gs7 Posts: 14 +1 Mar 1, 2012 - - #13 ineedhelp101 said: I don't know how to find My minecraft server's IP. I have tried IPchicken.com and my friends are still unable to connect. I can connect using localhost but my friends can't. I'm stuck! !!!!! PLEASE HELP Click to expand... Go to whatismyipaddress.com this will show you your external IP used this IP to let anyone over the internet to connect to your server. You need to assign static LAN IP to your mincecraft server (OS settings), forward the ports used by your minecraft server (router settings), you need to open the firewall ports used by minecraft server game (OS settings). user --> internet --> port:1234 WAN IP, ROUTER-->port1234LAN IP, minecraft server any data that goes through port 1234 (internet facing) will be forwarded to port 1234 of your minecraft server. I ineedhelp101 Mar 19, 2012 - - #14 I don't get that! I have gotten the Ip but my friends can't play on it! They can't, but I can! It simply states that they failed to connect to the sever connections refused:connect. I have done everything. Changed WAN port to 25565 in minecraft. The server ip was added to the server propities. I'm stuck! Please help me! I have a Tp-link and the modle is W8950ND. Mar 28, 2012 - - #15 Please read the previous posts. Okay, now what? -Go to your web browser using any device connected to the network and type "what's my IP address?" You will see four strings of numbers that vary in length and are separated by dots. If not, you can try a different search provider. This is your external IP address. This information should be given to your server members. Next, open Command Prompt. The first string of numbers is your internal IP address. This is used to connect your "game" computer and any other computers directly connected to your router. You should keep in mind that this name can change. This is the hard part. Now, go to your internet browser. Type your external IP into your address bar and hit Enter. If your router can be configured via an internet browser, the router setup webpage should appear. Take a screenshot of the page and post it on this thread. I will direct you to the right place. NOTE: You still might not be able to allow your friends to connect, so just post what is on your router's setup page and I will help you finish your setup. However, you can try to let your friends connect at this point, but I don't know that it will work; It didn't for me. lebalen - April 7, 2012 - - #16 i DID EVERYTHING! ! hello i did everything that you typed in here but nothing helps!!! help me please! ! April 8, 2012 - - #17 Read all directions lebalen said, Hello, i did everything you wrote in here but it didn't help! help me please!! Click to expand... I instructed you to upload a picture of the router settings. Enter the external IP address in your browser's address box and let me know what you see. If nothing appears, your router might not be compatible with port forwarding. After you have reached the page, press [Print Screen] and go into any image editor. Copy the screenshot into another picture, save it, then post it on this thread. Simple. If you can't follow my directions from typed words, shoot me your Skype or Yahoo username and I can talk you through the process with Skype or Yahoo! Messenger. Apr 10, 2012 - - #18 Hey, guys. I've been having sort of the same problem lately. I haven't been able to connect to any Minecraft servers for about a month. I had a list at least ten servers that I wanted to connect to and they all said "Cannot Connect to Server". A few days before this happened, my brother and me had made our own server. He port-forwarded and everything, and I was able to connect to it just fine for the first few days, and then I couldn't connect anymore, unless I was using his laptop which is where we are hosting the server from. This may have something to do with the situation, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. I can still connect if I use his computer and his only laptop. He cannot also connect to servers other than ours. I don't see any reason why we shouldn't be connected. I understand that he had some issues with the router for port forwarding. However, we were able connect to other servers for a few more days before everything went down. I would be grateful if you could help me with this! To add onto this, we got a new router right around the time that our problems started. I don't see why this would have changed anything, but maybe there's something I'll need to fix with this router? Let me know, please. Apr 11, 2012 - - #19 @Seanic 1: Talk to your internet provider to see if there are any problems there 2: Make sure you have the correct IP address for the servers you tried to connect to. If necessary, include a port number. Note: you do not need the port number if it is 25565, which is the Minecraft default port. Example: IP Address: 184.108.40.206 Port Number: 25566 IP Address with port: 220.127.116.11.25566 3: If your problem persists, post your server IP address in the forums. I will also need to know when it will be on, so figure out a scheduled time range and post that, as well. Don't worry, it will only work if I get a signal. I will not do any other thing unless it is permitted. Though I am not a professional, I can still be of great help, because I have dealt with setting up a Minecraft server, and most of the problems comming from the laptop that runs it. Seanic April 16, 2012 - - #20 I'll make every effort to schedule a time when I can turn the server on, but it might take a while. But I thought I'd let everyone know that I can connect to only one server other than the one we host. It's the only one that shows up as online and the only one I can connect to. Apr 22, 2012 Well, you need to also keep in mind that not all public servers are online 24/7--even the servers listed as 24/7 aren't online completely non-stop. There are certain factors like server maintanence, power outages, or crashes that affect those. This might be why you can't connect to them. Magicflags818 - Apr 25, 2012 ITS Simple I had the same problem #1 download Simple Port Forwarding #2 you have to Allow something in the Start Page but I don't remember what it was. It had something to do with The Jar or Java Check on you tube #3 Then if your friends still can't connect. If they are still having trouble connecting, unlock your Internet Router and give them the Internet Router Password. I have a question for everyone. I have an Normal server and my friends can connect to it. I created a BukkitServer but I cannot join it. My friends cant, and everythings the same as the Normal Server. Do I need to Port anything else? ? - Apr 27, 2012 Magicflags818 said: I have 1 question for everybody, i have a Normal server and my friends CAN connect to it, I made a Bukkit Server but i can join it, but my friends cant and everythings the same as the Normal server, Do i have to Port anything else??? Click to expand... Your internal IP address might have changed. Go to the server computer, click Start, and click My Network Places. Double-click on the internet link it is using. The dialog box will open. Click on the Support tab if the server is Windows XP. It should give you the IP address. Update the port forwarding settings to forward to the new IP, and you should be all set. Note: I don't know which tab the IP address is shown for Windows Vista or 7, but I assure you, the IP address is in that dialog box. redtiger - May 1, 2012 I'm having the same problem. I tried the steps you suggested but it didn't work. bwarren97 Posts: 60 +1 - May 4, 2012. redtiger said: I have the same problem I tried what you said to do but I think I may have done it wrong because when I put my external Ip into the browser address bar it couldn't find anything so what do I do if that doesn't work? Click to expand... If your browser cannot access your router's settings pages, you can try entering the external IP into the address bar. Does not have a settings page accessable with a web browser, in which case you will need to use compatible software to access the settings, or 2. Does not have any settings pages. minecraft survival servers In this case, it will not support port-forwarding. You will need to find a different method to forward the server port to your router or get one that does. Note: My Linksys E2000 wireless/wired router supports port-forwarding. 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