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Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    boo router boo


    Actually... Something really annoying happened. I had disabled the DMZ yesterday and then re-enabled it today but it didn't work today. I think the trouble is that my NAT must have reset my IP address, so I did ipconfig /all, and got my iPv4 address (Preferred- that word appeared for some reason) and put that in, but it still doesn't work. WTF. This is so despair-inducing. Why can't this stupid router open the ports I want?

    To set up DMZ my router (I hate it so much, it's an Apple Airport my mother bought years ago) you basically have to put the local NAT address in to allow DMZ at that address. Yesterday I just had 10.0.1.25 and it worked fine, but it didn't work today so I tried the number (1) on the ipconfig image I have attached. The number (2) marks an address I tried to put in but came back as an invalid address for some reason. And neither of those options work even though I'm technically putting the right IP in... At least, I thought I was. But there is no other address with the 10.0.1.xx configuration to try!

    /commits suicide

    Actually I should answer some of the other questions. Sorry for the delay. There isn't a firewall option on my router to disable flood filtering. As per the non static IP, the DHCP IPs are set to reset every 24 hours so it doesn't look like a statis IP is set up. If I'm looking at the right thing. Derrp feel like such a noob. Several people connect to this wireless network, btw.

    It might also be worth mentioning that I can connect to several games online with no problem (e.g. Dark Souls, League of Legends, other MMOs) but it's just Terraria that doesn't work and requires Hamachi to work so that's why I'm trying to get Hamachi to work...

    EDIT: Attached another ipconfig screenshot because on the first I accidentally merged the Ethernet Adapter and Hamachi Adapter sections so parts from both are missing.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ip config.png   ipconfig2.png  

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  2. #12


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Is there a specific reason to using hamachi? It can cause a host of problems...

    Are you hosting the server or running it as a peer to peer style system that is restricted to the LAN? If you are hosting a public server then all you need is to forward the ports as needed. Does the hamachi connection succeed?

    The hamachi adapter uses both an IPv6 and IPv4 address. What was the address that you entered before that allowed it to work?

    My apologies for the questions, I am trying to determine if there issue is with hamachi or if there is an issue with the addressing used in the DMZ section.

    Many Thanks,
    Josh
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Hamachi works well (or better than anything else). I tried Tunngle but had issues getting that to work as well. Hamachi seems to have the higher success. I am joining the server on Hamachi and Terraria. My partner (who I am trying to connect to) hosted a server on Terraria but I had trouble connecting to that as wel, even without Hamachi installedl. We have managed to play together in the past and each time it's been an issue on my end preventing us from connecting with Hamachi.

    We use iPv4 addresses for connecting, so I assume putting my iPv4 address into the NAT default host (DMZ) is correct. I did on online test awhile ago and the result was iPv4 was used for visiting websites most frequently and was the preferred protocol to use.

    I suspect a static IP issue so I might have a look at that later. Still, other suggestions are welcome - particularly why putting my iPv4 address into the router didn't work... because that was strange.

    Thank you everyone for your help thus far. Much appreciated.
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  4. #14


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    What IP address did you put in the DMZ that worked? You have multiple addresses

    Josh
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    I put in the one ending in 11 in. The DMZ set up for my router only accepts IP addresses starting with 10.0.1.xx so I used 10.0.1.11
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  6. #16


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Quote Originally Posted by Flower View Post
    I put in the one ending in 11 in. The DMZ set up for my router only accepts IP addresses starting with 10.0.1.xx so I used 10.0.1.11
    I have a feeling that this may be the issue, Hamachi is reporting to be using the public IP address of 25.24.233.184. This might be blocked by the firewall unless granted access.

    Follow this tutorial on STEPs 1-3 ONLY - IP Address - Enable Alternate Configuration

    When you get to the IPv4 properties box for your wireless NIC (If you wish to connect using wireless), enter the following address:

    IP address: 10.0.1.11

    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway: 10.0.1.1

    DNS server: 10.0.1.1

    In the DMZ box enter the IP address '10.0.1.11'. Apply and then reboot the router and computer. Try connection to the server without using hamachi. What are the results?

    Josh
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Hey guys sorry for the delay, I got pretty busy but only tried fixing this yesterday. I discovered that reinstalling Hamachi helped fix the problem with DMZ set up under the same address. Not sure why Hamachi keeps pooping itself but whatever.

    Shadowjk, thanks for the info. I didn't try that since reinstalling Hamachi seemed to work but if it decides to poop itself again I will give that method a try.
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  8. #18


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Hamachi was the most likely cause because of the IP address differences. I am glad you found a suitable solution however please do not hesitate to post back should the issue reoccur!

    Josh
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