Hello all! I have ran a Minecraft server before and had lots of fun with it. After a computer wipe, I decided to re-download Minecraft and start the server again. However, others cannot connect.
I have a static IP, have port-forwarded my router, and have allowed exceptions in my Windows and McAfee firewall. See attached screenshots.
Router: Arris DG950
I can connect just fine to the server. My friend is trying to connect using my external IP, but alas nothing is working. On canyouseeme.org, all I get is "connection timed out" when I test the port (yes, the server is up).
Ok, I have finally fixed the issue. I did two things and I'm not sure which one fixed the issue.
1. I changed "open ports" under my McAfee firewall to "All computers" (see attachment)
2. I returned my Arris DG950 (modem+router) for just a standard Arris modem and am now using my own router (Netgear). I then port-forwarded the new router. *Note* WIth my new modem and router, my IP changed.