My old computer broke so now I had to make a new Minecraft server, but now my friend Joe can't join.
The obvious "can't connect to server" shows up every time he tries it. I have forwarded the port and my firewall is turned off.

P.S. Whenever I test it with my IP as the IP instead of localhost, I can't connect either. I can connect fine when I use local host.

  • Guaranteed, you haven't port forwarded it properly. – Frank Nov 17 '14 at 22:50
  • Did you send them the public IP instead of the private IP – FireStrike289 Nov 18 '14 at 0:50
  • @Frank Have you considered actually explaining how he would go about doing that? – GnomeSlice Nov 18 '14 at 4:34
  • related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/190718/… – MrLemon Nov 18 '14 at 10:35
  • I port forwarded 5 times. I was bound to get it right at least once – TheBrokenWalrus Nov 18 '14 at 13:15

If you're hosting a server, it is possible that you will need to go into your host settings and white-list your friend's username. If you can connect fine using local host, this probably means that your public server is filtering who is allowed to join. I've heard that the newest Minecraft upgrade made server hosting more strict as far as public settings go.

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  • As mentioned by the OP: he himself can't join if he uses his public Ip either, so it's not a whitelist issue. – Arperum Nov 19 '14 at 9:45

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