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First of all I wan't to say thank you for taking a look at my blog!
This tutorial is for Windows.(Sorry Mac/Linux users D:)
If your Minecraft server has problems being set up please let me know in the comments section!

There are pros and cons with setting up a server this way
Pro(s): 1. Setting it up is 100% free.
2. It is completely controlled by you.
Con(s): 1. The server will only stay up if you keep your server.exe(Explained later) open.
2. The server might be laggy depending on your internet connection.

1.Acquiring the files
go to Minecraft.net/download and download the latest server.EXE

Create a folder on your desktop, name it anything. (not to be taken literally :P)
Simply place the server.exe into the folder and run it once, you will have some files auto downloaded into the folder once you run it.

Port Forwarding:
This is the part most people get stuck on.
Go to run(Push The home button + R) and type in "cmd"
While in cmd type in "ipconfig". Than scroll up till you see your default gate way
It should look something like this: (Without all thecensorshipand red lines)

When you have found your default gateway go to your internet browser and in the address bar
type that in.(Most of the time it is but they can vary.)

After you do that it will request a username and password. If you do not know what they are don't worry, because unless someone changed the settings; the username is "admin" and the password is "password". If this works, skip the next green words. If you are reading this part that means the username and password did not work(or you were curious what these green words said). All you have to do is ask who ever you are living with(being your Mom, Dad, Aunt, Pet Rat, or anybody else) what the password is. If none of them know you can also reset the router. There is a button on routers that resets the router password( This will not effect the internet password but the ROUTER password) Make sure to hold the button for at least 20-30 seconds. Than retry the username and password.

Once you get the username and password correct it will lead you to a certain screen. Now, this screen will be different depending on your router, but should be more or less the same. You are going to go to the section where is says "Port Forwarding" or something like that.(I cannot provide pictures as they will not be much help for people with different routers.) It will ask for a port( if it asks for an External one and Internal one set them both the same) set the port to 25565. This is the default port for Minecraft. Also set the Protocol to UDP and TCP( I really hope you understand what I mean.) Set the To IP Address to your ipV4 Address. Than just save the changes.
(My Port forwarding screen)

Finishing Up:
After this you are pretty much done! Just run the server.exe in your desktop folder. But you might be thinking what is the ip to my server? That's easy, just go to Google.com and search "what is my ip". Google will say "Your public IP address is " copy your ip and add :25565 so it will look like ""(This is not a real IP)

Thanks for reading my tutorial blog and I hope it helped! If you still have problems please leave a comment below. I'll be sure to read it. ;)


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  • Lambros25
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 23, 2017, 11:30 am
pls help :'(
  • Baby Cute
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 1, 2016, 7:54 pm
It said that Invalid Session (Try restarting the game!)
I've solved it now.
I use BT and it asks for the port range and translate to, and you can only choose TCP or UDP. What do I do?????
  • Sp1ashC1aw
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 4, 2016, 4:16 am
the user and pass for mine are admin and password but it wont sign in
this may have solved my problem thanks
  • CoolioCat
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • June 27, 2015, 3:43 am
Um the password is not password or the username is not admin, please help, I typed it in and it just popped it up again. I don't know what to do! The password isn't pass, admin, or 1234.
  • winsa8
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Mage
  • January 5, 2015, 9:43 am
plz could you make a tutoria l for minecraft 1.8,

thx in advance
the 1.8 version is the same, I'm pretty sure.
  • Malembo01
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 10, 2014, 3:31 pm
My mom works for at&t shababh214. Shes the Manager & sort of a cashier I could say. Everyone at that at&t she works for, all the people there are like my family members. Uncle Tony. Toddy. Lisa, (MY MOM), and more people!
my ip seems to be a gateway to my internet top up page pls help
  • shababh214
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 30, 2014, 7:13 am
when i entered the numbers in my address bar an clicked enter, it brought me to a at&t u-verse page. I dont know what to do. Please help!
  • NightDivine
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • August 19, 2014, 12:29 am
Can't enter. Tried restarting but still could not. 'Could not connect to server'
  • NightDivine
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • August 19, 2014, 12:34 am
I portforwarded successfully. I CAN log in with Hamachi Address, just cant with the public one google provided ( i added the :25565 ). Should i delete the Hamachi VPN or what? PLS HELP PLS PLS
how does one of ur friends join
  • KiraMurphy
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • August 3, 2014, 5:23 pm
Just give them the IP
  • whitsend14
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 10, 2014, 9:14 pm
i cant cos i cant enter minecraft .net sever
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2014, 11:51 am
Whenever I try to connect to my server it says: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: no further information:

What do I do? Please help! Thanks!
You have to start your server (start.bat) or i dont know what windows use, but after that it should work, to get a dedicated ip for free you can use no-ip and you dont want to put your external ip in your server.properties! and whats the ip? is it for 1.7.9?
I've tried to use my IP, but I have no clue of how to portforward in General :/
I've done all this, but when I load up Minecraft_server.1.7.9.exe, it opens the log thing, but nothing else.
You guys should use bukkit heres a tutorial its very easy Click Me For Tutorial :D the explonation for Windows is in the description and just port forward it the same way as you did before :)
Yeah same here
I got until the Username and password part and then after that i couldn't do anymore because nobody in my house knows the password or username.
  • zerox699
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 2, 2014, 5:04 am
try using admin and password?

or admin for both, this seems to be the default for most routers ive used.
I did it multiple times, didn't work no matter what.
  • tyran285
  • Level 22
  • Expert Skinner
  • July 3, 2014, 3:49 am
the pass can vary, it may be admin, or just pass ... and in rare cases, 1234 ....
i tried all that x-x
  • jviperj
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 8, 2014, 11:16 pm
Easiest way is to google your router's make and model default password. Some routers like Motorola use "motorola" as a password. So your best bet is to look up your router and go from there.
I guess i'll have a go at it later then.
Iv typed in the default gateway thing, then there is all these websites and i dont know which one to use. Any help?
I've done all of these steps, but when I go to change my port settings it doesn't say a "to IP"  and I try to type "ipV4" on "private IP adress" so I just put 1, which is the last number on my ip, and it says "No1. Lan Ip adress is invalid" Please help me, you can email me at [url=mailto:[email protected] ][email protected] [/url]if you'd like
it works because I am not a noob
  • oxlad29
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 19, 2014, 7:51 am
the admin password doesn't can you reset it please
didnt work >=(
I've followed all the steps, I don't know if it's worked how would I check? also I cannot connect using my Ip
adress with :25565 on the end it says "Cannot connect to server" Should I connect with "localhost"? I don't know If my friends can connect or not...
To check if it worked go to This and put in for router 25565 (or the port you used)
  • It says:Can't reach the connetcion
nevermind it works thank you
i have found it but it says instead of internal and external port, start and end port is this ok?
i am dutch and working with ziggo (maybe you know it) but i cant find port forward but i can find ip filtering plz answer
  • klynnbell
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 1, 2014, 4:07 pm
I have the same router system (or whatever) as you, but when I put the External and Internal with the same number, when I click "Save Settings" It says "Port overlap occurred! Please change your entry." Did I do something wrong?
  • Aoifa12
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 31, 2014, 10:00 pm
Help When ii open it it says
Add WPS Client
Wireless Settings
Content Filtering
Block Sites
Gateway Status
MTA Status
Signal Status
Set Password
Event Log
Wireless Settings
Firewall Rules
WAN Setup
Dynamic DNS
Remote Management

Web Support

what do i press??
when i try to log in with the admin and password it says Failed reading shares. Please verify access to the share. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN HELP!
When I type it in the adress bar it goes to an error page
  • Flagrante
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 23, 2014, 5:43 pm
I need to ask something. Will me resetting the router password be dangerous in any way? Me dad is very strict on this. Will it also reset the wifi password or something?
  • DvnMC
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 16, 2014, 12:14 am
in tp-link, port fowarding is port trigerring, it is same?
Hey titanzlongshot! thanks for telling me i will try that. I appreciate it! :D
No problem! :D
  • archerfox
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Archer
  • March 10, 2014, 7:05 pm
you should make a youtube video
when I try to put in the user and password it doesn't do anything
Make sure you have the correct username and password. If it is incorrect it will ask again.
  • Natade13
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 2, 2014, 6:38 am
I can't get to where I need to put in the user and password...
When you type in your default gateway in the browswer it should pop up.
Hey how do I add plugins to the server?
You would need bukkit.
  • FunnyBuns
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 23, 2014, 8:06 am
nvrmind found port fowarding but do i do single port, port range fowarding or port range triggering
You use the single port. :)
  • FunnyBuns
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 23, 2014, 8:03 am
i have a linksys router and when i type my gateway in ad put in my password it brings me to a whoe different website nd i cant find port fowarding HELP PLZ!!!
My router password is incorrect no matter what i do... plz help!!!!!
If the username is not "admin" and the password is not "password" than your Mom or Dad probably changed the settings. Just ask them for the password. If they do not know it you could reset your router password (not the internet password) by holding the reset button in for about 30 seconds. Hope this helped. :)
my permissions.yml folder is not loading the permissions. it wont let me get in creative mode please help
permissions.yml is part of bukkit. if you want permissions on a vannila server simply type "/op <yourname>" in the console (The minecraft_server.exe). Hope this helped. :)
i made a server with portforwarding but i want people to use some commands but it wont let them because they are not opped. help please
First you will have to op yourself. Go in your minecraft_server.exe and type /op . Than you can /op others from minecraft. If you do not want them to be able to use the commands anymore you can do /deop . Hope this helped. :)
  • demon9845
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • February 16, 2014, 12:36 pm
ok so if i tried this i would be able to set it up as a server on pmc (this website) and other people would join no problem or is there something to it like getting mcprohosting (or a host for that)
Yep, if you did this you could set it up on PMC and people could join. And no you don't need to get another host like mcprohosting because you are the host. But, the problem is that you would have to have your computer on and your minecraft_server.exe running for the server to stay up. Hope this helped. :)

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