I'm trying to port forward my Minecraft server, and I'm pretty sure I did everything right, but when I try to connect to my server, I get a "Can't reach server" error. I entered in my IP as my physical IP (I used whatismyipadress.com or whatever its called). Additonally, this is what I have entered into my server.properties file. Not sure what the problem is.
I managed to open my ports, but when I start up my server, I get this message:
[INFO] Starting minecraft server version 12w23b
[INFO] Loading properties
[INFO] Default game type: SURVIVAL
[INFO] Generating keypair
[INFO] Starting Minecraft server on *:25565
[WARNING] **** FAILED TO BIND TO PORT!
[WARNING] The exception was: java.net.BindException: Address already in use: JVM_Bind
[WARNING] Perhaps a server is already running on that port?
Any idea what could be the problem? As far as I know I don't have anything running on that port.
So, when you portforwarded, you used your internal IP address, right?
Is the port TCP/UDP and 25565 in starting port and ending port?
Are you sure you did EVERYTHING right?
I'm sorry for the bombardment of questions, but I'm just making sure. This seems like a portforwarding problem.
"verify-names=true" underneath motd in the server.properties and then attempt to connect. When I first set up my server that was my original problem. I think somethin' has happened recently with Minecraft servers though because I am havin' issues of my own settin' up my server again. I can get on no issues but my friends can't.