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Can not host any server on anything at all (Need help)

by jimfrank192 / August 28, 2014 4:26 PM PDT

It all came to my attention recently that i have been unable to host servers for any game for awhile.

A few months ago i was playing co-op Portal 2 until we reached a point where we could no longer connect to each other. I just thought something went wrong and disregarded it. That was only the start.

I have always had my ports forwarded and have been able to host servers perfectly fine for as long as i can remember.
But after a series of annoyances i now understand what is happening.

1) Portal 2: Could not do co-op.

2) Tried to host an Anno 2070 server, friend's connection would time out. Disregarded due to thinking servers had been shut down,

3) Modded Minecraft server, friend's connections failed. Disregarded thinking it may be the mod.

4) Modded Mount and Blade server. Could not connect. Disregarded

5) New game i just bought World in Conflict. Forwarded ports, friends connection timed out. FED UP.

6) Finally experimented with a tried and true server. Tried to host a Mount and Blade Native server. When my friend was unable to connect i knew what was wrong.

For some reason i am no longer able to host ANYTHING. My ports have been forwarded correctly. But when i went onto a Port checker it said they were still blocked. I dont know what has happened and i dont know what to do.

My IPv4 to which the ports are forwarded has stayed the same and has not changed. Everything is how it should be but it does not work. My firewall is allowing access to all of it.

If anyone is able to. please please help

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Did you try it without forwarding?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2014 1:45 AM PDT

That is, we can always try putting the server's IP into the DMZ.

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by jimfrank192 / August 29, 2014 8:55 AM PDT

I removed on of the ports and yes, the port is still closed which is expected.

Its like something is currently blocking all my ports that are opened

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Then it's an ISP issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2014 9:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Given how putting it into the DMZ works, it's clearly an ISP blockade.

Now having written that, once in a while a member will write they did as asked but didn't.

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by jimfrank192 / August 29, 2014 9:55 AM PDT

im sorry but i dont know what the DMZ is. All i know is that everything was working fine until all my ports are blocked.

Strangely my internet service has been phenomenal and i seem to be getting 60 mb/s on speedtest which is much more than usual.

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It's where we can put a server without blocks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2014 10:01 AM PDT
In reply to: DMZ?

It's in most routers. If I need to point it out in your router manual, I'd need to know make, model, version, etc. Of you can just share a link to the router.

Port forwarding is fine and all that but it failed so we go to the next stop. (DMZ)

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by jimfrank192 / August 29, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

I have an Apple Time Capsule. But my computer is far away from it. If that is what is required.

I would like to know what are the effects of this DMZ. Would i be better off calling my service provider

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2014 10:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok

I guess you are asking me to duplicate the web. I don't mind but I tend to keep it short. As in, when I want to see if it's a port blocked, I put the server's IP into the DMZ.

What the DMZ does is to allow traffic to get to the server from the web. It's that simple. I guess you could use a search engine for more detail.

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PS. I see others asked how at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2014 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: OK
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by jimfrank192 / August 29, 2014 10:26 AM PDT

setting this up should enable all the ports to now work once more?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2014 1:45 AM PDT
In reply to: so

I think between the web and my writing here you would have tried it. I have failed you.

I apologize.

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Did not work
by jimfrank192 / August 30, 2014 9:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Im sorry the way you explained was very confusing and the link did not help at all in the way of DMZ. The pictures are different from my program. I got support though and was able to do the equivalent of DMZ on my router and it does not work.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2014 3:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Did not work

Apple changed the name of what we see as DMZ in all other routers. I attempted to point that out with a few links but as you can tell, revealing details really matters. Since 99% of routers have a DMZ entry, well, without a make/model of the router I will point out the DMZ.

Got it?

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