I have made a Minecraft server that I host through my PC. Whenever my friends try to join, they either get this error or it doesn't stop loading. I have everything set up right in my router: I’m hosting from my PC, I have the right 25565 port.

Here is how I set it up: I went into Firewall>PortForwarding then did this: Firewall port forwarding

Here is how I set up Advanced>PortForwarding: Advanced port forwarding SO I was hoping that when they entered that IP address, it would check to see if they were using TCP or UDP, then route them through that port and into my server. Instead, the loading never stops, or they get this error. Failed to connect to server io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection timed out: no further information:


I had one of my friends take a look at it, and he said it seemed fine.

If there is something that I can try to do to fix it, please give me a detailed description on how to do it. I am awful at finding tutorials.

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    – bummi
    May 7, 2019 at 10:34
  • How do you set up your server? Do you just open it to LAN?
    – Quijibo
    May 7, 2019 at 10:35

1 Answer 1


I hope your IP address is static, not dynamic. If it's dynamic, just change it to static. Check this link out and follow those steps. Also, try disabling your firewall; sometimes it still won't work even if you allowed specific ports through it.

  • why would it change May 7, 2019 at 13:03
  • and, if I am giving people the IP address that is my computer, then I wouldn't need to make that static. Plus, if i can connect to it using my IP address, then technically shouldn't other people be able to if i am giving them the IP that i'm using? May 7, 2019 at 13:22
  • @ConnorForman actually, hosting a Minecraft server using a dynamic IP address means other devices will not be able to find that server. Try transferring to static and see what happens.
    – Quijibo
    May 7, 2019 at 13:46
  • wacky. I'll give it a try. May 7, 2019 at 18:39

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