Port Forwarding Problems (Home Network)
Right guys, I have no clue on this one. Literally no idea.
For around 6-8 months we have had BT Infinity and I have had my gaming server (Minecraft) running perfectly on it. My HDD died on me last week (Wouldn't boot OS even after clean install) and as a result I lost everything on it, including port forwarding rules.
Now obviously all of the router settings were still set to port forward (TCP and UDP 25565) and I repeated my steps from last year to setup my ports through windows firewall on my fresh HDD. (Inbound / Outbound TCP and UDP )
I thought I would just double check my ports are forwarded on Open Port Check Tool and after about 20 seconds of a loading page I got the Error: I could not see your service (Insert IP here) on Port (25565)
Great I thought, I double checked that my IPv4 was setup correctly and it was (192.168.1.100 [my router is on 192.168.1.254]). I then checked my router for the port forwarding settings and everything was fine in there too. So I decided to quickly turn off my firewall on my Router and on my PC (I know it is really unsafe but it was for less than a couple of minutes) and tried again. Through some miracle on a clean install of windows with no firewall or router firewall, I got an error saying 25565 could not be seen. I then tried port 80 which I know is working since I can browse the web, Same error. How on earth can this be possible!?
(Error I was getting)
Error: I could not see your service on **.***.***.*** on port (25565)
Reason: Connection timed out