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#1 stackrainer

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Well guys, I took the plunge and reformatted to windows 8 beta. I can't exactly tell you how well it performs for video games (because I'm still working on getting DX11 and all the good stuff). But anyways I reformatted because I could not fix my computer so that i could host servers for minecraft and mumble. After reformatting and trying to get a server up I found out that my freinds still could not join (although people on my network can). Idk what happened but I just cant host any servers anymore. I made a few changes to the regisrty, and i think that messed it up.
here are the changes i made:

typed "netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled" into cmd
followed this video: I'll save you 10 min and say i added this to the registry into the current set folder TcpAckFrequency TCPNoDelay It used to be the old wow trick to lower latency problems

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

If you don't have a valid external IP address to give them along with forwarding the ports from your router to your machine you're not going to be able to host anything.

I'm betting you had it set up before on the router but you didn't update it when you reformatted (which will usually cause your NIC to get a new IP address).

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

If you don't have a valid external IP address to give them along with forwarding the ports from your router to your machine you're not going to be able to host anything.

I'm betting you had it set up before on the router but you didn't update it when you reformatted (which will usually cause your NIC to get a new IP address).

I think your the only one that gave me a good answer over several minecraft forums... thank you. Anyways ill get to test it when someone trys to get on the server.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

I found out my port isnt actually open. but it says it is open in the router page. So what exactly did i do wrong? my 25565 port is open and my router is directing that traffic to my computer according to my router, but according to http://www.yougetsig...ols/open-ports/ my 25565 is closed. what am i doing wrong?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Make sure windows firewall is "off" or an exception is in place to ignore 25565 and insure that your internal IP is the same as what's listed on your router page as Waco suggested.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Make sure windows firewall is "off" or an exception is in place to ignore 25565 and insure that your internal IP is the same as what's listed on your router page as Waco suggested.

I did made an exception in the firewall for port 25565 and my internal ip is the same on my routers page. But when I opened those ports there is an option in my router to open the same or different internal ports. I made it open internal port 25565, is that correct?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:40 PM

Yes that's correct. Personally I'd try disabling your software firewall entirely since your router already has a firewall built in. At the very least it rules out something.

Are you forwarding all connections or just UDP or TCP?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

Yes that's correct. Personally I'd try disabling your software firewall entirely since your router already has a firewall built in. At the very least it rules out something.

Are you forwarding all connections or just UDP or TCP?

When you say software firewall are you talking about the firewall windows has or a firewall I installed manually?

And yes I forwarded for UDP and TCP.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Just disable all firewalls on your computer (Windows Firewall, and anything else you've installed) to troubleshoot whether a software firewall is blocking the connection or not.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

When you say software firewall are you talking about the firewall windows has or a firewall I installed manually?

Both.

Although if people on your LAN can join your game it's definitely something to do with your router configuration (I would assume if it's firewall related LAN connections would be blocked too). If you're 100% positive you have the right external IP address then I'd look through your router for something that may be amiss.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

Both.

Although if people on your LAN can join your game it's definitely something to do with your router configuration (I would assume if it's firewall related LAN connections would be blocked too). If you're 100% positive you have the right external IP address then I'd look through your router for something that may be amiss.

Here is a screenshot of my router page and cmd showing my internal ip. And yes I checked the external port using http://www.yougetsig...ols/open-ports/ . its still closed even with firewall disabled =(

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

I got it fixxed. Had to use a static ip, totally forgot about that. thanks for the help guys!