Hey guys and gals, I need some help with my server and nothing I've read on here seems to help :sad.gif: though I haven't been through it all.
I have downloaded the program, fiddled with the properties and forwarded ports where forwarding ports was needed, and I can connect. But the problem is that no-one else can. I've tried turning of the firewall, but nothing.
My friends are over for a lan-party and I've tried everything I can think of, such as changing the IP in the link used for hosts and laners (http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?ip=12 ... port=21000) to my external IP, my internal IP, and their internal IP but nothing helps.
I also had one of my other friends try connecting to my server but he just got a screen with "Connecting" written on it, then it fails.
I am not sure what the problem was, I think it was just my router acting up. He sent me a program which simplified the opening of the ports, and linked to a guide here on the forum which I had missed. (Program is called Simple Port Forward).