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.
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:
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