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Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out

I am trying to port forward from my PC to host a minecraft server. I have forwarded the port 25565. However, when I try to use them the connection times out. I have looked up the port on canyouseeme.org and, yet again, connection timed out. I haven't found a single solution so far. Yesterday, everything was working perfectly fine and I haven't changed anything. I just tried to star the server up today and it didn't work. And yes, I am using the correct IP as that can sometimes change.

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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out


@Smithy295 wrote:

when I try to use them the connection times out.


Where are trying from? From outside your LAN? Have you checked the public IP you are addressing is still the IP assigned to your router? This could potentially change at any re-sync.

 

 

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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out

Like I said, I'm using the right IP. I try to use the port from multiple places and nothing will connect.

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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out

Welcome to the forum.

What router are you using and have you set a static IP on your game server?

Next thing is have you set up a Dynamic DNS service?

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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out


@Smithy295 wrote:

I am trying to port forward from my PC to host a minecraft server. I have forwarded the port 25565. However, when I try to use them the connection times out. I have looked up the port on canyouseeme.org and, yet again, connection timed out. I haven't found a single solution so far. Yesterday, everything was working perfectly fine and I haven't changed anything. I just tried to star the server up today and it didn't work. And yes, I am using the correct IP as that can sometimes change.


It sounds like the port forwarding rule isn't working, the port number looks correct but what about the protocol, did you create your rule for TCP/IP?

As well as creating the port forwarding rule on your router you will also have to change the firewall settings on the host machine to open the port you are forwarding.

 


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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out

I came back an hour later and it started working. I don't honestly know how this happened. Anyone got any theories?

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Re: Port Forwarding - Connection Timed Out

Not really.  On the few occasions I tried using hubs port forwarding was often unpredictable.  Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't and no changes were made to settings to cause issues.  So hope it keeps working for you.

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