i started up a server and i got the port forward working. checked and double checked.
i can connect to the server using localhost:32111 (i changed the port because it wouldn't let me use 25565) but i cannot connect with the internal ip. also no one can connect with the external ip either.
i have ther server properties- server IP left blank though i have tried setting the IP to the internal IP with no luck.
i have tried to turn the firewall off to see if that was it but it did not change anything. any suggestions?
Okay if you have skype or some other thing i could help you faster, but if you don't want to do that then read on.
Check and make sure your internal ip is what you think it is, open network and sharing center, click on the blue text next to the word Connections:, make sure its the connection that provides you with internet, then press details. And look for IPv4 Address, this is your local ip address