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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:50 PM

If this does not work for you and you cannot get it to work, search on google for how to port forward for your type of router. Just remember to use the minecraft ports.

After trying to find an easy way to port forward and make a server, I discovered an element that made my life easier.

First of all, download the minecraft server stuff.

http://minecraft.net...raft-server.zip
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Correct link is here: http://www.minecraft.net/download

Now say hello to your new best friend:

http://www.pcwintech...port-forwarding

Download this program and you're one step closer to being awesome.

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Once you've downloaded this program, install it and run it. You may be prompted for admin access if you're running vista. You should see something like this.

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From the "Router" dropdown, select your router. It should be there, if it isn't try clicking "Tools > Update Database". If that doesn't work, you'll have to enter your router IP, Username and password manually. Normally the IP will be 192.168.0.1, the username "admin" and the password "password" or "admin".

So select your router...

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And next right-click on the white space and click "Add new"

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Click the "Custom" tab.

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Now under name type whatever. I have "Mcrft".

Under type, set it to "TCP/UDP".

Now for the start port, type "25565" and the same for the end port.

The IP address should be auto-detected, and if it isn't, click the red icon next to it. Now click "Add".

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Now click "update router", and a popup should come up and display what it's doing, whilst adding the new port to your router.

You're almost there...

Now click "Tools > Windows firewall port exceptions > add current ports list".

Now get this program:

http://portforward.c...p/portcheck.htm

Download and install that, then run it:

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Under the port type "25565" and then make sure TCP is selected, and click "check port"

If all goes well:

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Next check the UDP port and click Check and the same thing should be displayed. If you are presented with RED text, saying it is not open and is unreachable, you've done something wrong. Go back and make sure you've done it all right.

Next step is server config.

Go into your minecraft server folder and find the "server.properties" file. Open it with notepad and you should see:

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Change "Verify-names=true" to "verify-names=false".
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Mod Edit: DO NOT CHANGE THIS TO FALSE UNLESS YOU CANNOT CONNECT TO YOUR SERVER AND HAVE EXHAUSTED OTHER POSSIBILITIES. SETTING THIS TO FALSE OPENS UP A VULNERABILITY FOR ACCOUNT STEALING.
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Leave the port.

Change the max players if you like.

Change the server name.

Change public to "false" if you don't want random people joining.

Change the motd (this is displayed when someone connects to the server).

And I dunno about the max connections so let someone else explain that to you xD

Save and close, now run "start server.bat".

Everything should load up A-OKAY. You're now ready to play with friends! But wait, one more thing you should know...

When you want someone else to join your server, give them the URL that is inside the text file "Externalurl".

This is how OTHER PEOPLE JOIN. YOU CANNOT JOIN WITH THIS URL.

For YOU to join, connect with this url:

http://www.minecraft... ... port=25565

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Bump... As people aren't posting in this I want to keep it close to the top :D

I've received several emails and gotten in contact with a few people on MSN, so far it's been successful for all of them.

Thanks for the positive feed back (via email)!

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:13 PM

"And I dunno about the max connections so let someone else explain that to you xD"
Max connection per ip. Usually a building only has one ip, so that ip represents a house, a LAN building, ect.


Oh, and how well does that program work with custom firmware (dd-wrt)?
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

I believe there are options for custom firmware, but in truth I do not know. The program is just a shortcut/easy way to port forward. You should be able to do it yourself.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:19 PM

It's not that I don't know how, it's just that I'm lazy.
But on dling the program, I saw that it does have support for DD-WRT v24 and v23.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

the port-forwarding software apperently you have to purchase it is this true? you can download a demo but for full access you need to pay $15, did u do this or is there another way around this?

[EDIT] ok it is free but i cant find the download source, the link provided doesnt have a 'click here to download' option help me i only kno 5% about technical stuff lol

[edit] K i found it theres a link on the side that clearly reads 'download' my excuse is i drank last night and still hungover so :) anyways sorted now so ignore this :D
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:33 PM

Lol I'm glad it worked out for you.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:45 AM

i can't seem to use the program because it fails on setup 17 of  the auto-editing. Seeing that it is unable to press the apply button because it freezes. Can someone tell me how to get around this or do it manually.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:08 AM

Log into your router via the gateway.

Post a screenshot.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

Ok i figured it all out now, its open at last :D, recently my bthomehub was being gay and not allowin me to access internet so i conected to an unprotected source that was picked up and due to this i had that IP address rather than my own... so alas its sorted, however lol... Everything is as illustrated above, but its still sayin my server is down / unavailagle when i try connecting to it, what am i doing wrong here?

The url above where you say for ME to join use that url, i've put my IP address instead of that one, i also tried the gateway IP but that hasnt changed anything so.... Help! lol thanks for taking your time to help btw much appreciated.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:10 PM

Posting a screenshot isn't going to help but here is the program's log of procedure

Step 17. set_combobox_actiontec_mi424wr_verizon_if_in_combo_false("port_dst_combo,Range,Single")
(Failed - Object Not Found)
Step 18. timeout_if_in_combo_false("1500")
(Successful)
Step 19. set_ports_actiontec_mi424wr_verizon_if_in_combo_false("port_dst_start,port_dst_end")
(Failed - Object Not Found)

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:17 AM

We can't tell you what to do without a screenshot of your gateway.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:58 AM

Make sure the port is added to the firewall exception list.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:16 AM

It does it auto.. To let it go through the firewall, how do I know? I use BT Home Hub V1 and it tells me on the api.home site.



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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:10 AM

Log into your router and double check the right port is forwarded to the right IP.

Post the IP it's forwarded to here, and post a screen shot of the Simple port Forwarding program.

Sometimes it forwards the wrong port, especially if you have Hamatchi installed.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:42 AM

Hey thanks for the sticky ^o^

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

Misleading title, but very helpful.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:21 PM

hey skype. ok I need some help. where is the download button lol?

http://img190.images.../clip0083n.mp4/

theirs a pic of the screen I get. where exactly is the download button for the umm download?

thanks. also sorry. I had to use hypercam to make it into a video to post a screenshot. my screenshot little buttony thing wouldnt do anything so...

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for the help :D

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:21 PM

Sorry about my absense. I don't really play Minecraft any more, and therefore have stopped attending the forums.

If you have any problems that don't get answered in this thread, add me to msn or email me and I will help you.

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hey skype. ok I need some help. where is the download button lol?

http://img190.images.../clip0083n.mp4/

theirs a pic of the screen I get. where exactly is the download button for the umm download?

thanks. also sorry. I had to use hypercam to make it into a video to post a screenshot. my screenshot little buttony thing wouldnt do anything so...
Hmm I have no idea... Maybe they took the link down. Here, I hosted the install file I had for you.

http://www.mediafire.com/?jqmtmdctoue