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How to port forward your minecraft server WINDOWS

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Rouge's Avatar Rouge
Level 51 : Grandmaster Geek
1.Click the start button located on the bottom left of your screen.
2. Windows 7 and vista users: Type in CMD and click on the first result.
Windows XP or older users: Click on run and type in CMD. and type in ipconfig
3. Scroll all the way up and you should see default gateway, open up your internet browser and type in that address. HINT: THERE SHOULD BE NO .COM OR WWW.
4. Now we have to figure out the login information. This may vary from the brand of router you have. You may want to check with your parents to see if they have changed it. If they haven't or it is your own setup, look on this list www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html find the corresponding router brand and look at the default logins.
5. Once you've gotten into the router page, you should see something that says port forwarding, or something about games. Click on that link.
6. On the port forwarding page, click on add a custom service, or anything that seems to be similar to that as it may vary for different routers. Now you should be prompted for a service name, which can be whatever you want (ex. BukkitServer) a protocol (should be TCP/UDP, if you router only has a option for one of those at a time choose TCP, then after you add it go back and add one for UDP) a starting and ending port (can be whatever, should be 25565 for both) and a server IP address (go back to the CMD and use the IPv4 address on there) now click apply.
7. You should be done now! Go to www.whatismyip.com and you should be able to connect to your server with that IP address. If you can not, make sure you have your server running on your computer, and make sure any antivirus/firewalls are disabled.

If you have any questions or issues please post in the comments and I will respond asap.

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02/12/2015 1:48 am
Level 1 : New Miner
aawwssdd123's Avatar
I made a guide. It shows you two ways to port forward.
12/09/2014 11:31 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Crafter
Wither_Creeper_9's Avatar
08/06/2014 11:38 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Warrior
ValleyDew's Avatar
When I do it(I use google chrome) It says "1**.***.*.1 is not avalible." anyone know why?
08/06/2014 1:09 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
Mr_FrostyBoss's Avatar
how do u do it for linksys cause my router dont work with that
11/25/2013 3:17 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
sungod+3324+'s Avatar
can you tell me how to do it for verison plz
10/08/2013 10:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
chaosgamesmc's Avatar
No need to give away any of your IP's , just use No-IP.org. should be better ;). And no need to disable firewall , worked for me without disabling !
11/05/2013 10:12 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Geek
Rouge's Avatar
No-IP doesn't protect your ip what so ever...
09/26/2013 7:37 am
Level 1 : New Miner
cake27's Avatar
it says failed to bind to port
any help?
09/12/2013 10:08 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Nerd
jccreszMC's Avatar
Thank you rouge. I have been searchin all over for this kind of forum.
I read some of the comments and some of those guys seem like dimwits
08/25/2013 10:58 pm
Level 1 : New Engineer
eazyrider101's Avatar
I made a server before. THAT'S HOW MY INTERNET WAS DOWN FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS. Guys if you want hackers and viruses in your computer do this, but I'm warning you. Trust me having a server is great and all but there is some serious deadly disadvantages ok, go with it if you want but just take this warning.
Eazy out!
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