[SOLVED] Difficulty With Minecraft Server
This is yet another "cant' set up a Minecraft server" post ... I hope someone can assist me. Gaming is that the server functions on my computer, but not on his.
Our computers are connected via ethernet cable directly to the ASUS RT–AC86U router. His IP address local to the United States is 192.168.50.166.
The port forwarding settings are:
Service Name Minecraft Source IP (blank). Port Range 2565 Local IP: 192.168.50.166 Port: 25565 TCP: BOTH
He connects to 192.168.50.166 when he plays Minecraft from his own computer. However when he enters the external IP (obtained from the "Network Map" page of the router settings) it will give the error:
Failed to connect to the server io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection timed out: no further information
If I try to connect my computer to 192.168.50.166, I get the exact same error from Minecraft.
Here's the kicker: If I run the server on MY computer (192.168.50.48) and change the Local IP port forward settings in accordance with the settings, everything works. I can connect to the Minecraft server using either my local IP or the external IP.