Here are the server properties:
#Minecraft server properties #Mon Jan 11 19:37:17 UTC 2021 generator-settings=biomesoplenty op-permission-level=4 allow-nether=true level-name=world enable-query=false allow-flight=true prevent-proxy-connections=false server-port=25565 max-world-size=29999984 level-type=DEFAULT enable-rcon=false force-gamemode=false level-seed= server-ip=192.168.0.111 network-compression-threshold=256 max-build-height=256 spawn-npcs=true white-list=false spawn-animals=true snooper-enabled=true hardcore=false resource-pack-sha1= online-mode=true resource-pack= pvp=true difficulty=1 enable-command-block=false player-idle-timeout=0 gamemode=0 max-players=20 max-tick-time=60000 spawn-monsters=true generate-structures=true view-distance=6 motd=A Minecraft Server
I have made many servers before, and have had them working. But for some reason my forge modded server is not working. When I use "canyouseeme.org" it says connection refused on port 25565.
I have added exceptions in the windows firewall. Disabled the firewall and allowed all inbound and outbound traffic to pass through the domain, private and public networks. But it is still returning connection refused.
I am running it on my laptop, and when I go to my desktop I cannot see the server running. However I can connect using Minecraft's 'direct connect' feature and will be able to login to the server and play. But cannot see it is up, nor can my friends play remotely.
What is happening?
I have port forwarded correctly and tripple-checked, even tried different ports to the same avail. Uninstalled my vpns (as they were blocking access to the router to port forward). I have restarted the laptop many times. What is blocking connections to the server? Any ideas?