I have been working on setting up a Minecraft server for a couple of days now, and I cannot find a way to get my friends outside of my network to connect. I know I gave them the right IP address, and I have tried several solutions with no luck. I can, however, connect to the server from other computers connected to the same router, but I think that only works when I have it set to "cracked" mode. I tried disabling my firewall on both my host computer and my router, using a different computer as the server host, and changing the port. All solutions I have tried gave the same message to my friends: "Cannot reach server", when I was able to connect just fine. Here is some possibly useful information: Host computer (It's not the best...): -OS:Windows XP Professional SP2 -Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (uni-core) -RAM: 448 MB -IP Address: 192.168.1.111 Minecraft Server: -Version: 1.0.0 (jar) Router: -Type: Wired/Wireless -Brand: Cisco -Model: Linksys E2000 -IP Address: 192.168.1.1 -Router Information: Firmware Version: 1.0.01 build 7Apr 15, 2010 Firmware Verification: 5447e765c2287b134ec7028c3b7c9ceb Current Time: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:44:02 Internet MAC Address: 98:FC:11:719:CB -Internet Connection: Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP Internet IP Address: 188.8.131.52 Subnet Mask: 255.255.248.0 Default Gateway: 184.108.40.206 DNS1: 220.127.116.11 DNS2: 18.104.22.168 DNS3: 22.214.171.124 MTU: 1500 DHCP Lease Time: 4 Hour If there is any other information you need, please tell me.