If attempting to access your router through a web browser (by entering the external IP address into the address bar) does not bring you to the router's settings page, your router either...
Ok, I saw your, um, picture, and that problem was caused by you entering the IP address into the server.properties file, then the IP address changing afterwards, in which case the server tries to bind to that IP, but can't, cause your computer does not have that IP anymore. You really don't need to put your IP into the properties file; just leave it blank.Umm help!
Ok my server does all the things when it starts up it doesn''t say error. but when I try and go on, It says can't reach server!
No, not internal IP address, because that is the address of the computer itself. The external IP address is what everything goes through to get to the computer, and, therefore, is what you need to put into the address bar to access any settings page that the router provides, if one. It works for me, anyway.Was this just a typo? Did you mean to say internal IP address? You will never be able to access the web config of a router from its external IP address (unless you have specifically enabled it). I don't know of any router that comes with it enabled by default.
Routers do have separate external(WAN) and internal(LAN) IP addresses. The external is assigned by your ISP, the internal is whatever you set it to. The internal IP address of a router is not the IP address of the computer. Any router config I have ever worked on was accessed using the internal IP of the router (also the IP address of the Default Gateway of the pc). Unless, as stated before, access to the config was enabled from the external IP address. No router comes with access to the config from the external IP enabled by default, this would be a huge security risk/flaw.
can you help?
Well, first of all, what is your problem?
If you are looking at how to connect, you need to have the computers directly connected to the router connect to the internal (local) IP address, and all others connect to the external IP.
If you need to forward ports, look in the tabs in the browser utility and try to find something called "Single Port Forwarding". It should look something like the attached picture. (how do I put pictures in the text?) Make sure you forward the right port (default: 25565) to the local IP address.
If you can't find it, go to all the tabs in your browser utility, and screenshot them (censor the personal info like SSID, router name, and passwords and stuff), and put them in a .zip file.
as you can see in the image it dont have that tab why im haveing trouble. nothing about how to open a port in there and its kind of frustrating