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Port forwarding issue.

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I have been running a Minecraft server since way back in Alpha. I have never had an issue with people being able to connect to the server. Well, all the people who regularly use the server got kinda tired of the game back when it went beta for some reason and so I have not had the server up in a while. Today I decided to get it back up and going and start playing again but to my surprise I can only connect using my internal IP. My public IP is refusing connections.

I assumed something happened with the ports on the router so I went and checked and to my surprise everything is still forwarded properly. So I used a port checker tool to see if the port was indeed closed like minecraft was saying and sure enough it is closed. As a test I checked all the other ports I have forwarded on the router to see if they were closed as well and sure enough all of the forwarded ports are closed except for the one my Ventrilo server uses. Weird.

Now I know that ISPs sometimes block ports (like port 80) but I know that this port has worked in the recent past, so unless they started blocking it (and all of the other gaming ports I use) recently I suspect a router issue. Or possibly there is something else on my system blocking these ports? I have tried turning windows firewall off just to see if that was the culprit and it was not.

INFO:
Router: Linksys WRT54G
Port I am trying to forward: 25565
I have a static IP set.

Screencap:
http://i.imgur.com/NlfP0.jpg


So what is the issue here?

EDIT: before someone asks: No I do not have Peerblock turned on.
Edited by Reebbo - 3/27/11 at 10:47am
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Maybe your external ip changed?

Every so often my ISP will change my ip making all my game servers, ftp, ect stop working. Its kind of annoying because I have to log into my dns and change the ip my url forwards to.

You probably checked this already but its worth mentioning I suppose.
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1. You didn't block your external IP from that port checker webpage.
2. Have you tried another port? Maybe like 25566? Check that in the settings & try again.
3. Use DynDNS, it works for me. Always keeps track of my IP changes.
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Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
Maybe your external ip changed?

Every so often my ISP will change my ip making all my game servers, ftp, ect stop working. Its kind of annoying because I have to log into my dns and change the ip my url forwards to.
Nope still exactly the same.
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1. You didn't block your external IP from that port checker webpage.
Lol so I didn't. Whatever, not a huge deal. Fix'd anyway.

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Have you tried another port? Maybe like 25566? Check that in the settings & try again.
25566 is also blocked. Put it in as a forwarded port and then checked it. Closed.
Edited by Reebbo - 3/27/11 at 10:48am
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Interesting. Did you do anything on your PC that's not allowing the connection out? New A/V, Firewall etc?

Have you tried reseting your router? I know that problem isn't the problem, but it could possibly help.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Interesting. Did you do anything on your PC that's not allowing the connection out? New A/V, Firewall etc?

Have you tried reseting your router? I know that problem isn't the problem, but it could possibly help.
I reset the router and modem a bit ago just to make sure. No dice.

I don't think I have anything running that would block connections. I tried disabling Windows Firewall and I even turned off MS Security Essentials. Same thing.
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