People outside LAN can't connect

I feel like this is a discussed topic, but I can’t seem to get it right so here goes…

  • I installed it on a truenas server.
  • I am able to connect via LAN.
  • I port-forwarded 25565 with the IP adress I am using to connect via LAN with.
  • Outsiders still not able to connect.

I can’t seem the find my error.
Can someone help me please?

Hi :slight_smile:
What adress are the external users trying to use? Your Web IP or your LAN IP? They are different, and they need to use the Web IP (external IP). google “What is my IP” to find a service that tells you your external IP address.

Do I need to port forward this ip adress as well?

Nope.
The external IP adress is the IPadress that you are given from your ISP to access the Internet.
Port forwarding is always from the external to the internal IP-adress, even though you usually do not specify the external adress in the port forwarding.

UNLESS:
You have several layers of networks (daisy chained NAT routers), which is really not reccomended.

Allright thankyou so much, I am going to try this right away!

The external ip still doesn’t work. Thanks anyway!

Where did you port forward exactly? You need to do it on the router where the open ports point to the local ip of the minecraft server, you probably just opened ports in the wrong place as there is several places you could do this if you are not sure where etc.

My local pc and physical server are both connected to the same router. So I can’t imagine where else to port forward.

That is fine just checking because you can open ports in several places literally considering there is various firewalls potentially and you are using truenas which also has a firewall.

So is it possible to port forward from the truenas UI? From that firewall?

probably its a hypervisor so it will have a firewall although i don’t know truenas never used it

after looking at has one but its not there by default so it does not apply

Okay thankyou for your help anyway

You can test your outside connectivity here just type your external ip in i mean if nothing comes up its not telling you anything new but if it can see your server then at least its telling you there is discrepancies that lie somewhere with the other players https://www.mcstatus.io/

ISPs can use something called CG-NAT which would block you from hosting a server. You could ask your ISP if they do and then if you can have it removed.