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Port Forwarding for Minecraft Issue, Also my brother can not connect to my LAN!

Discussion in 'Games' started by dklink750, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. dklink750

    dklink750 Thread Starter

    Jan 7, 2013
    1. Okay, so here is the problem, I've port forwarded, I know, for almost 99% that I have port forwarded perfectly fine, because in the past it has worked with no problem. I've had 20 people on my server, not too long ago and it recently decided to stop working, I've been in a skype call with my friend trying to get him to join my server I tried changing my internal ip, yes it is static, it was then today I changed the last three to 111 to try to get it to work, I re-port forwarded with that same IP and he could still not connect. I find this really odd that randomly it decides to stop working. It's also not firewalls cause I've disabled all my firewalls temp to try and get this to work. Help? :confused:
    2. Okay, this is the oddest thing of all! My brother, whose computer is not far from me, and is directly connected through a Ethernet cable. He can not connect to something I host LAN, I go into minecraft press the "Open to LAN" button. He goes into the server list, it shows up and then it fails to connect when he tries join! When he hosted it via open to lan I dont even see the thing! But he went online and said to me to try to connect via direct connect, put in his internal ip, and gives me the port that changes every time he hosts it and I can join, fine. But I really want to fix the problem that he can not join mine via LAN. :( :confused:

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  2. Adam42Almighty


    Aug 31, 2012
    The first thing that came to mind was that your public IP address has changed?
    I would try putting your IP into DMZ (Demiliterized Zone) This will disabled any firewalls and stuff and make it as fast as possible. Try DMZ and see if people can connect and also test to see if everyone has the right public IP address.
    As for the LAN i cant think of anything that would be stopping that at the moment.
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