Hey there, I am having some issues with forwarding ports with my TP-Link Archer VR1600v.
I can't see why this is not forwarding the port. I have tried connecting with both the telnet command and an internet checker, both are coming back negative.
Hi @Crimthann . You should give the Pi a fixed local ip address so the forwarding rule is always correct.
Using your mobile data and browser, put your public ip address in address bar followed by :25000 then enter. Since router has no rule for port 25000, it discards the request and your browser will eventually timeout; took too long to respond.
Repeat using :25565
What happens with this?
Add a rule for port 80 pointing to Pi. Won't matter that there is no web server. In your mobile browser, just put your public ip address and enter. Should come back straight away with "connection refused" since port is closed on Pi.
Do you have any other type of server you can run on Pi or another computer? Web server, SSL, FTP?
I have set a fixed local ip for the pi.
Using 25565 resulted in the same timeout, and just using the public IP address without a port after entering the port forward rule is hanging without a timeout. Been going for about 10 minutes now.
I am unsure exactly what you mean by this last question, sorry. Trying to ssh into the external ip times out as well.
@Crimthann . Your rules for ssh and sftp are similar to the minecraft rule, including the interface name (ewan_pppoe), just different port numbers?
Some time ago, TPG said they were blocking ports for some users with the lame excuse that there was suspicious activity against the VOIP function. Their suggestion was to use ports between 30000 and 40000. Are you able to setup minecraft in this way?
Are you familiar with any packet capture software, eg. Wireshark.
On my mobile Android Chrome, I get "refused to connect" if I browse to a port which has a rule but is closed on the computer.