I've looked all over this forum and google itself for a solution to this problem, but so far I've had no luck. Yesterday I set up a server on my computer, properly followed the instructions and port forwarded (25565), however even though my port status is open and I am using my external IP to invite my friends into the server, everytime someone enters it, they're immediately killed on spawn and receive a TIMED OUT error screen afterwards.
I have disabled my computer's firewall to test if it was the problem, and nothing changed. The port has been connected properly since I tested it in different sites, and I can access the server normally in Local Host, the problem is that my friends cannot enter the server at all.
Here's extra information, and I have added minecraft to the firewall permissions in both public and private setting:
(My friend's screens upon logging into the server.)
(Port forwarding tests)
( My friend being both in the white list, and repeatedly joining in and timing out.)
I'll appreciate any help, since I got no clue about what may be the source of the problem now!