i just started a minecraft server for me and one of my friend groups to use, but i'd also like a separate server for my other friends. I downloaded the server file again, made a new folder, did all the same things I had done to start up the first server, and I used Port Map to create a new port. Now, I've heard you're supposed to log in to your router to do this, however, after looking up my ipv4 address online and entering it in my browser, nothing showed up. The port number i used with port map is 25566, as opposed to the first, which was 25565. To test if this server worked, I tried joining it my putting in my IP, adding a colon, and adding the new port, so it looked something like 111.222.333:25566 , however, it didn't work. This is the method I had found online, though it wasn't a very detailed explanation, and i'd like to find a way to do this. If anyone can help me out, that would be greatly appreciated.

For KJBuilds, here's what's going on when I try to log in with my IP address. enter image description here


Your public IP address is not the same as your router’s local address. If you open your powershell and enter the command ipconfig you should get a big dump of data with a bunch of internet-looking stuff there. Your router’s local IP (the one you should use in your browser) should be one that ends in a 0 or a 1. Then just use whatever your details are to log in and look for a tutorial on port forwarding for your type of router.

By the end of that you should have at least two different open ports: 25565 and 25566

In the Minecraft server config there will be a port value. Change this for the second server so it’s 25566 to match the open port on your router. This should be all you need to do but tell me if I missed something

  • Hi, thanks for replying. I've checked out what my local IP address is, but it still won't work when I type it into my browser. Is it just an issue with my router? By the way, when I do change the port in the second server, will the people joining need to add the new port at the end of the server IP? – Paul Stack Jun 3 at 22:13
  • If you don’t mind, what is your router’s local IP? This isn’t sensitive information. Never give your public IP to the internet. Your local IP should start with 192, 172, or 10. – Jam Jun 3 at 22:17
  • Yes, my local IP starts with 192. Sorry, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable, even though I know it's probably safe, I just wouldn't like that information to be public. If I might ask, why do you need it? – Paul Stack Jun 3 at 22:25
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    I want to see if you’ve got something that looks like a router’s address, but it’s okay if you aren’t comfortable. Try removing the last cluster of numbers from your local IP and making it 0 instead? It’s hard to know what the problem is – Jam Jun 3 at 22:28
  • Right, well if it's helpful, my IP looks like this 192.xxx.x.xx – Paul Stack Jun 3 at 22:29

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