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Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

Hey, sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I'm new to these forums. Smiley Happy


I was wondering if anybody could explain how exactly I'm meant to port forward Minecraft on a BT Home Hub 3, because I really need to get a server set up. I've gone into my router settings through my browser, and I've set up the port for Minecraft (under a new application) which is 25565. Now, this bit I'm fine with, but it's all the IP address that are bound to the port that confuse me. Which IP do I need to put into my folder? Which IP address do my friends need to connect to? If they can't connect, then what?


I would greatly appreciate it if you could answer this, and I would especially like it if you have successfully set up a Minecraft server in the past without fail. Smiley Happy I would also love it if you could make it as clear, and as simple as possible to follow as possible: preferably in step by step instructions. Thanks for the help!


Tech Specs:

Toshiba Satellite L775-13K

Windows 7 Home Premium

Intel Core i5 Processor

BT Infinity Broadband with BT Home Hub 3

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Message 2 of 9

Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

See Port forwarding with home hub


If you want to allow people to connect, even if your public IP changes, then you will have to sign up for a DDNS account with NO-IP or DynDNS.



Forumhelp (Private website) Lots of additional information and help.
You will need to be connected to your home BT Broadband connection to view it, or any links to it that I post on this forum.

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Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

Thanks Smiley Happy

I know about that page, I get all that, it's just the IP binding I don't understand.

Eitherway, what you mentioned worked.

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Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

I have the same problem, In which I have set up Port Forwarding settings for Minecraft (both TCP and UDP all fields 25565) and allowed it through the firewall of my PC. Furthermore I have set up a no-ip account and configured it correctly but yet this does not solve the problem. Any advice? Thanks
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Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?


My son wants to also have Minecraft on our Hub 3, his friends tell him it easy!!

 Ready hear do not seem so!


My question is i am new to this port forwarding, is it safe can people access my home net work and take our data etc?

Or is this a case of pc to pc via a IP address and can't access anything  else.


Also with this does this slow down my band width?


I have not tried yet to set up the Minecraft, as wanted to make sure it is secure for the rest of the family!





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Message 6 of 9

Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

This may help

Upnp the port forwarding is auto set when needed then removed when not

Upnp and HH3 works
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Message 7 of 9

Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

I host a minecraft server and all you need to-do is portforward the port you've said for UDP and TCP. Then it will just be your IP from


You don't need to put your IP in the server properties as it will be automatically assigned from your network once started. You need to make sure it is hosting from your Hub and not your local LAN connection.


Like 192.xx.xx..xx instead of probably 86.xx.xx.xx

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Message 8 of 9

Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

make sure windows firewall is turned off too.

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Re: Port Forwarding Minecraft on a Home Hub 3?

I've set mine up.first you have to login to the settings page (need admin password) then go to advanced settings, and click yes. then go to port forwarding then supported applications, then add a game or app. Then call it minecraft server (or whatever) and make sure that the copy another application is off, then add aport range of 25565 - 25567 (just in case) and make it translate to 25565 - 25567. then add it then save. then go to the 1st subcategory (config) and select what u called it on the left, and the PC name on the right, (it'll refresh, and glitch, just reselect the program,) and hit add then apply. Done Smiley Very Happy
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