• Cant connect to my own server but other's can!
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This problem has been making me very mad. i have done all proper port forwarding AND all my friends can join BUT I CANT. just a simple connection failed after 4 retries. please help me!!! :suicide:
We seriously need some sort of port forwarding for dummies thread. If you are sure you did everything correct, then I'm not gonna bother to interrogate you on the details. Just set up a DMZ and call it a day. [editline]12th April 2013[/editline] Whoa whoa wait. Hang on. Your friends can join a server hosted on your machine, but you can't?
To connect to your own server, just go to Local tab of the servers and connect from there.
[QUOTE=deraphel;40262247] You can connect to your own external IP. But, you can connect to your own internal IP.[/QUOTE] What? Are you trying to say you CANT connect to your own external? If so, let me stop you now because you're dead wrong.
[QUOTE=SeveredSkull;40262305]What? Are you trying to say you CANT connect to your own external? If so, let me stop you now because you're dead wrong.[/QUOTE] Some routers have an option for that (look up NAT loopback) I think most do it automatically. Maybe his doesn't. Setting DMZ is never a good permanent solution to a port forwarding problem... The easiest thing to do here would be just to connect to 127.0.0.1
[QUOTE=SeveredSkull;40262305]What? Are you trying to say you CANT connect to your own external? If so, let me stop you now because you're dead wrong.[/QUOTE] Just connect to your server from Local tab. It's that simple. No need to start complaining about something that I said that was wrong.
[QUOTE=deraphel;40264404]Just connect to your server from Local tab. It's that simple. No need to start complaining about something that I said that was wrong.[/QUOTE] I wasn't complaining munchkin. I was stopping you from giving out wrong information. [QUOTE=TweaK2007;40264066]Some routers have an option for that (look up NAT loopback) I think most do it automatically. Maybe his doesn't. Setting DMZ is never a good permanent solution to a port forwarding problem... The easiest thing to do here would be just to connect to 127.0.0.1[/QUOTE] Oh I know. Any modern router usually supports it, and literally just about every computer has 'localhost' defined in the hosts file to point to that. But you do know that pointing to that address you never leave the NIC card right? As this is the case, router configuration has nothing to do with any loopback problems. I'm just sick and tired of helping people with port forwarding over and over only to have them not listen and get mad at me because they don't know what they are doing.
Right. I was just suggesting connecting to localhost as an alternative to trying to troubleshoot the nat loopback problem.
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