I just created a server on my mac for me and my friends to play on. We bought a router just for the server. When we are both in the same room we can access the server, but when we try to get our girlfriends to play who live in entirely different states they cant join. We have tried turning off their firewall and we have tried entering my computer IP, :, 25565. I attached my server.properties if that could help. I went online to add a port through for Minecraft on my router, which is a Linksys AC1200 Wi-Fi Router E5400. Any ideas on where the block is? The error is always that the server took too long to load and times out. Help we need this long distance double date.