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Can someone help me set up a server?

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Can someone help me set up a server?

Areon3363
Okay so I used to have a minecraft server up and running before I switched ISP (from bell to teksavvy) and ever since the switch, I can't access my server anymore. I erased everything and redid everything from scratch. I port forwarded my ports on my Asus RT-N56U router and when I go to check if the ports are open correctly, they are not. On the PFchecker program, they show up as closed but on ShieldsUP, they all show up as stealth. Every single port is stealthed. I'm at the end of my knowledge here. I even made sure that the ICMP Echo Requests are being approved on my computer. Any help would really be appreciated.
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    cmiller5400

    It could be your ISP blocking the ports. Check with them...

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    Areon3363

    I called them already and the only port that they are blocking is port 25. No other.

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    robo_dev

    One common problem is that you have a router/firewall that you use, and what your new ISP has given you is another router/firewall.

    Even to confuse you further, the ISP may call the device a 'modem' but it may be a full-featured NAT router with all ports closed (thus very secure). Thus if you have your router/firewall plugged into your ISPs router/firewall, you can open and forward every single port on your firewall and not one packet is going to hit it.

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    Areon3363

    The modem I have is a Speedtouch 516v6 from Thomson. I don't know if that is any help to you?

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    matthewhastings

    check the ports are open with this http://canyouseeme.org/ if it says there not open and they are in your router the ISP is blocking them.

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    Areon3363

    I did it and it gives me this: Error: I could not see your service on 184.175.11.58 on port (25565)
    Reason: Connection timed out

    But I called my ISP and they said that they are not blocking any ports except port 25.

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    seanferd

    Also, the IP/identity of the machine which actually handles the forwarded traffic? (This is better if statically addressed. If DHCP leases the LAN address to a different machine, your port may appear closed.)

    Did you turn off stealth for the port? (Stealth means the router doesn't reply <i>at all</i> to incoming packets, as opposed to replying "I hear you knocking but you can't come in." Some tests only report open or closed, with stealth equal to closed.

    Are you sure you have your current IP correct when checking from outside? If using a DDNS service, is your IP updated for your domain name?

    Does the ISP NAT or proxy your IP address? (Some do.)

    The router manual is less than helpful, so I can't make any specific suggestions in that respect.
    This looks better: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Asus/RT-N56U/Minecraft_Server.htm
    You are forwarded for both TCP & UDP? This router doesn't appear to restrict application forwarding by anything but IP unless this simply isn't shown here. Point being, if you set up the forwarding for the server from a different machine, or the server LAN IP changes, you may not have forwarding to the server unless you specify it somehow.

    edit: Also, type port 25565 into a search engine and you will get a lot of completion suggestions as well as search results involving Minecraft server.

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    Areon3363

    How do you turn off stealth for the ports? I already followed that guide before and still it did not work. My main problem is that I just can't open the ports. I have forwarded them both in TCP and UDP. My computer IP is static and I'm not sure about the DHCP thing you mentioned.

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    djsesso

    Connect the server directly to the modem and run the port check. If its still blocked them its the ISP. If not then you know its a router config problem. I have had a router many years ago that would keep all Ports stealth no matter what I told it to do.I replaced the router and the issue went away.

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    Areon3363

    Okay. I did this and the ports are still stealthed.

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    cmiller5400

    It could be your ISP blocking the ports. Check with them...

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    Areon3363

    I called them already and the only port that they are blocking is port 25. No other.

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    robo_dev

    One common problem is that you have a router/firewall that you use, and what your new ISP has given you is another router/firewall.

    Even to confuse you further, the ISP may call the device a 'modem' but it may be a full-featured NAT router with all ports closed (thus very secure). Thus if you have your router/firewall plugged into your ISPs router/firewall, you can open and forward every single port on your firewall and not one packet is going to hit it.

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    Areon3363

    The modem I have is a Speedtouch 516v6 from Thomson. I don't know if that is any help to you?

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    matthewhastings

    check the ports are open with this http://canyouseeme.org/ if it says there not open and they are in your router the ISP is blocking them.

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    Areon3363

    I did it and it gives me this: Error: I could not see your service on 184.175.11.58 on port (25565)
    Reason: Connection timed out

    But I called my ISP and they said that they are not blocking any ports except port 25.

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    seanferd

    Also, the IP/identity of the machine which actually handles the forwarded traffic? (This is better if statically addressed. If DHCP leases the LAN address to a different machine, your port may appear closed.)

    Did you turn off stealth for the port? (Stealth means the router doesn't reply <i>at all</i> to incoming packets, as opposed to replying "I hear you knocking but you can't come in." Some tests only report open or closed, with stealth equal to closed.

    Are you sure you have your current IP correct when checking from outside? If using a DDNS service, is your IP updated for your domain name?

    Does the ISP NAT or proxy your IP address? (Some do.)

    The router manual is less than helpful, so I can't make any specific suggestions in that respect.
    This looks better: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Asus/RT-N56U/Minecraft_Server.htm
    You are forwarded for both TCP & UDP? This router doesn't appear to restrict application forwarding by anything but IP unless this simply isn't shown here. Point being, if you set up the forwarding for the server from a different machine, or the server LAN IP changes, you may not have forwarding to the server unless you specify it somehow.

    edit: Also, type port 25565 into a search engine and you will get a lot of completion suggestions as well as search results involving Minecraft server.

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    Areon3363

    How do you turn off stealth for the ports? I already followed that guide before and still it did not work. My main problem is that I just can't open the ports. I have forwarded them both in TCP and UDP. My computer IP is static and I'm not sure about the DHCP thing you mentioned.

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    djsesso

    Connect the server directly to the modem and run the port check. If its still blocked them its the ISP. If not then you know its a router config problem. I have had a router many years ago that would keep all Ports stealth no matter what I told it to do.I replaced the router and the issue went away.

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    Areon3363

    Okay. I did this and the ports are still stealthed.