I have searched this forum, and a few others. I have tried :
-uninstalling reinstalling, minecraft, java, server
-had my boyfriend triple check i was port forwarding correctly
-tried different startserver.bat methods
-tried .exe, and .jar both are not working, expecially the .exe
-tried different names and ports nthings
-allowed JAVA to inbound and outbound firewall, and firewalls are turned off
-i dont have anti virus software
-i dont have hamachi or anything like that
i feel like i have tried a million different things. on top of that, my brother is having the same problems. he was running a server for a few weeks, we built it up hella nice, and one day all of a suddon, we tried logging on and it cant connect. here is a snipet of the start server error i get:
"[10:48:45 ERROR]: Exception handling console input
java.io.IOException: The handle is invalid"
so, i am not sure if that is related to my issue, and as i understand alot of people are having an issue getting their at home servers to work. also, my brother lives away from me, we are not trying to LAN, we are trying over the internet. this is driving me mad.
Yea, i have a feeling the team is working on it now. i just have to be patient. but i miss playing with friends! but I think what ill do is go to my brothers house tonight to see if we can LAN. that will provide me a fix for a while