Ports Forwarded, but test as closed.

April 9, 2013 at 09:04:01
Specs: Windows 7, Quad-Core 3.60 GHz
I have my 2Wire AT&T U-Verse router properly set up to forward the port 25565 from my machine. (Incidentally, PortForward.com gives me a blank page when I try to look up how to do this.) However, when I test the port is indeed open ( Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router ), it returns as closed. Yes, I'm running the server software while I run the test. I only have the Windows Firewall, but I ran attempts while the firewall was completely disabled as well as with just the appropriate programs allowed.

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#1
April 9, 2013 at 10:37:52
Try opening CMD (command prompt) and type in:
netstat -anp tcp

Search for port 25565 to make sure, that the service that uses this port is running and your computer is listening to that port.


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#2
April 9, 2013 at 13:30:29
I'm not sure where or how you're testing the port forward but if you want to find out if your router is now listening on that port (as compared to it being shut down and not responsive) then go to the Shield's Up website and run a port scan that includes that port. If their scanner tells you your firewall is listening on that port, then it is.

My previous modem was a 2wire combo unit and I had multiple port forwards configured on it. It was relatively simple to configure them and I tested at the Shield's Up website to ensure they were open for business.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
April 9, 2013 at 14:47:15
Interesting. Shield's Up actually gives me different information than other purported port-checking websites. It reads:
Status: Stealth
Protocol and Port: Unknown Protocol/Application for this port.
I was hoping for a bit more information. I'm still stuck with the issue that I've set these ports to forward, but they actually don't appear to be.

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#4
April 9, 2013 at 15:14:08
Have you checked, whether the ports are listening at the local machine first?
See post #1

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#5
April 9, 2013 at 17:37:13
It's listening on the Hamachi IP, but not for the external IP nor my computer's IP on the wireless network. But looking at it didn't grant me any options, if that's what was to be expected.

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#6
April 9, 2013 at 19:55:30
Did I get your right?
The Hamachi is a VPN client, right?
If so:
It uses a NAT Traversal technic, so that users do not have to configure port forwarding.

Therefore, the port will not be shown as open, cause the Hamachi uses a central server, to establish connections between your and other computers.


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#7
April 9, 2013 at 20:49:59
I see. Well, at least I don't need to worry about port forwarding when friends are connecting to Hamachi's (capitalistically limited) network. I'm still apparently unable to forward ports through my router's settings, however. Thanks for clarifying the Hamachi business, though.

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#8
April 16, 2013 at 16:49:09
Pick your own damn best answer, website, or let me edit older messages. Seriously, your micromanaging is more coding than you need to waste time on. You should focus more on solving issues than scripting.

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#9
April 16, 2013 at 16:58:22
I've nothing to do with that, I'm only trying to help people!

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