Port forwarding problem.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Bertinator, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Bertinator

    Bertinator Serious Server Member

    I am not totally new to Tomato & Port forwarding, but this problem has me wondering that very comment. Long story short, I am trying to open port 25565 to create a Minecraft server, yet when I go to http://www.yougetsignal.com/ to check if the port is open, I keep getting a message saying it's closed. I am enclosing a screenshot of what I set Tomato at. Maybe someone can guide me to get the port open for gameplay? Do I need to setup a static IP address? I know that used to be an issue with XP & Farcry, but I don't think it applies to Win 7?


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  2. waeking

    waeking Addicted to LI Member

    so your pc is using the static ip
    is Minecraft server running?
    is your pc using a firewall that could be block the por?
    Can you access your minecraft server from another pc from within your network?
  3. Bertinator

    Bertinator Serious Server Member

    To answer your questions waeking
    I changed my static IP to, but it IS static now.
    Minecraft server is running
    My PC firewall didn't have "minecraft" in it's list of programs allowed to communicate, so I added Minecraft.exe AND Minecraft_Server.exe in the list and selected "Home/Work" as well as "Public" in the list, yet I still cannot get my other computers to even see the server.

    Question (grey area I don't know about). When I run the server.exe program, a console opens up (see attached). When others open Minecraft, do they just click on "Multiplayer", and I my game should be there? or do they have to click Multiplayer and THEN "Add a server"? OR do I have to "Add a server within my computer. This part confuses me.

    Even though I allowed Minecraft_Server.exe through Windows 7 firewall, port 25565 is still listed as "closed" in http://www.yougetsignal.com/

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  4. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Turn off the Windows firewall entirely and retry your public/Internet tests.
  5. Bertinator

    Bertinator Serious Server Member

    Hey Koitsu, that worked, but now, how can I enable Windows firewall AND have my server running? is there a way?

  6. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    I have nothing further to help with in this thread. The problem is obviously with your Windows firewall configuration; rephrased: the issue is not with Tomato or TomatoUSB or its port forwarding.

    If you want two firewalls (TomatoUSB + Windows firewall -- and god only knows why you'd want this), it's 100% possible, but here's the important part:

    If you need help with the Windows firewall, please seek help on a Microsoft or Windows forum of some kind.

    Good luck!
  7. Bertinator

    Bertinator Serious Server Member

    That's ok Koitsu, I found the answer to allowing both. My server now can let people in, they just need to know my IP address that's all, but everyone is connecting. Now I need to find a way to secure it so it doesn't get deleted by accident

    Thanks for help.

  8. StickMonster

    StickMonster Networkin' Nut Member

    Minecraft is a java application. On another java game I had to configure the windows firewall to allow java, in addition to the specific application.

    But, yeah, this is a windows problem, not a router problem.
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