Port forwarding not working :(

By Anthony123098
Jun 28, 2012
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  1. This is my first post :D

    But I have a problem I do everything that portforward.com tells me but it just doesn't work and when I type in cmd "ipconfig" it shows a different thing than it is suppose to be.

    Ok this is what It says when I type in "ipconfig" to cmd :

    C:\Users\12802>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f8d6:6520:60cd:31b0%13
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Ethernet adapter Hamachi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2620:9b::53c:5400
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::58e4:d8a5:d1d8:1033%15
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 5.60.84.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 5.0.0.1

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:ce5:f6b:f5ff:
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ce5:f6b:f5ff:fefa%11
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.Home:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{8D9D493A-209F-4A65-9683-7AF31B8A22CF}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{A2F3DB14-E89E-4559-B9A5-8634E6BD4646}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :


    This is what it says when I type the default gateway it has provided me into google chrome:

    Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to 10.0.1.1

    Suggestions:

    • Try reloading: 10.0.1.1
    • Search on Google:
      I know what the default gateway is but when I go on it and portforward it just doesn't work
      I downloaded the port-checker and this is what it said :
      Your External Ip Adress : Your external ip adress is "myip"
      Ping Result: We were able to ping your router
      Port Check Result: Your port is NOT OPEN or not reachable!
      I was portforwarding awhile back and the way I fixed this was plugging my laptop into a ethernet cable but we moved house and the closest ethernet cable is in the kitchen which is 3 stories down and I don't want to keep my laptop down there to run the server
      This is what the router says :
      GATEWAY

      IP Address: 192.168.2.1
      Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
      DHCP Server: Enabled
      Firewall: Disabled
      UPnP: Enabled
      Wireless: Disabled
    By the way this router is a smc7904wbra2​
    So can you please help​
    Btw I am trying to run a minecraft server​
    Here's a screenshot of the portforwarding: http://prntscr.com/bacbg
  2. ThExRedPanda

    ThExRedPanda Newcomer, in training

    This is EXACLTY what is happening to me and it makes me SO mad. I also need help with this problem.
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 429

    Did you setup a static IP address for the computer your trying to port forward?
  4. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 232

    It looks like you have a double NAT situation (a router plugged into a router). My guess is that you only have the port forward configured in one of the routers.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but my assumption is the following:
    You logged into your router (10.0.1.1) and forwarded a port to your pc (10.0.1.5). When you checked to see if the port appeared open from the internet, you found that it did not.

    I have a few questions.
    1. Do you have a static IP address set on your pc?
    2. The info you posted from the gateway (192.168.2.1, etc), what device did this come from (is it the wireless router you are connected to)?
    3. What is the default gateway of the router listed above (192.168.2.1)?

    edit: One other thing to check. Are you sure that you are connected to your wireless router? Because your wireless adapter has a 10.0.1.x address, but in the screen shot you have, you are forwarding to a 192.168.2.x address (these are clearly 2 completely different subnets).
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,354   +302

    get cmd prompt and run this tracert 8.8.8.8
    the first three-four lines will tell you the devices you are traversing.
    #1 is always the nearest router
    #x somewhere near the top is your ISP gateway address
    if #2 is not your ISP gateway, then it is another router

    Q? WHY are both the WiFi and wired interfaces active and configured?
    You should use one OR the other, but not both at the same time.
  6. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 232

    I thought the same thing the first time I looked at it. Then I realized his wired interface is not connected. What is connected is the Hamachi interface (probably has LogMeIn installed).
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,354   +302

  8. 0utsky

    0utsky Newcomer, in training

    Here's a good Port forwarding tutorial, check it out to see if you've missed something :)

    Port forwarding any other router:


    If you live in Belgium here's a Telenet port forwarding Modem:



    Hope it helps!


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