Port Forward Minecraft Server Issues
I have scoured the internet and tried many of my own experimenting to no prevail. I simply cannot make the port 25565 become publicly open.
A list of things I have tried:
Ethernet vs. WiFi connection types
Setting both ethernet and wifi connection types as static and/or dynamic
Trying 3 different port mapper/ auto port forwarding softwares
Tested the port accessibility through a number of "is my port open/server up sites"
Reset router (multiple times)
Reset computer (multiple times)
Disabled specific parts of Windows Firewall
Disabled all Antivirus that may be interfering
Attempted to connect to the server via outside computers
Attempted the Hamachi method with a friend and another outside computer
I have a ethernet cable that stems from my computer into a small box (originally intended for streaming TV from the router, but also doubles as a conduit for internet access when a ethernet cable is attached). That box then has a cord that stems all the way down stairs into the router which is a Pace 5268AC. Ever since we have been supplied with this box it has made any kind of port forwarding a pain in the rear. I have been able to port forward on past devices, such as 2-wire, but this new box is nothing but headaches. The small box I am connected to, which is the connected to the router, is something called a Motorola Model: VIP1200. Yes this is also At&t hardware. The last thing I can think is that the motorola small box has some kind of built in firewall and that I need to connect to the Router directly, but I have been avoiding this option because 1. My computer is a big desktop 2. I have port-forwarded through this small box in the past with little to no issue.
My wireless connection is my desktop computer's secondary connection ability letting me connect straight to the Router via WiFi. This option skips the small box mentioned before meaning there shouldn't be something in the way per say. I have tried a number of different things with this but it simply doesn't work either.
This is odd because this is the "if all else fails" technique which has ultimately failed...
Hamachi does it's own type of port forwarding which is easy and simple. I have done all the correct steps to make my server run through Hamachi, but to no prevail. I hope that you all are familiar with it, and if you aren't, well I guess this portion is meaningless to you.
This sucks. Like this is actual garbage. I have NEVER in my life been so frustrated with technology as I am right now. My issue seems so unique it's almost baffling. I have taken bits and pieces from other peoples issues online, but nothing I adopt from their methods ever works. I am to the point where I want to switch providers to something a little more user friendly. If one of you magical At&t geeks could save me from this nuclear option I have considered then PLEASE do it. And hopefully soon. If you request pictures of the whole set up and pictures of the things I have tried then I can provide them. I just hope you can figure it out because it is your technology in the first place.