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Networking Issues

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Hi guys, hopefully someone can help me out here.

I have been looking all over the internet looking for a solution to this, but cannot seem to remedy this.

I am trying to set up a Maptools server, but no one can connect. I have opened up the required ports, and my server does appear in the serverlist, but no one can connect. Even though I have opened up my ports, https://www.canyouseeme.org/ still cannot see it.

I have tried connecting via the LAN and Direct Connect options, but none work, however if I type in localhost on the direct connect option, I can connect through a second instance of Maptools.

I cannot see what I am missing here. My Raspberry Pi seems to run fine as a webserver.

I am using a Virgin Media HUB 3 if that is of any help. I have tried the UPNP option, but it keeps saying my PC does not support it.

Also, my PC has two network ports built into it (Sabretooth X99) - could this be causing the issue?

Thanks, hopefully I can get online soon.
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Re: Networking Issues

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PillBox wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:50 am
Even though I have opened up my ports, https://www.canyouseeme.org/ still cannot see it.
That's the main issue. Either the port forwarding rule(s) are wrong or your firewall isn't letting the server be reached.
I have tried connecting via the LAN and Direct Connect options, but none work, however if I type in localhost on the direct connect option, I can connect through a second instance of Maptools.
This is also not good. In MapTool, with the server running, go to FIle -> Connection Information and check the Local Address. If a separate client, preferably on a separate PC, can't connect through the Direct Connect tab to that IP address then we are probably back to your firewall. If it can connect, then we are back to the router config.
I cannot see what I am missing here. My Raspberry Pi seems to run fine as a webserver.
Is this webserver visible to the outside? If so, then whatever was done to get it visible through your router should be sufficient for a MapTool server.
I am using a Virgin Media HUB 3 if that is of any help. I have tried the UPNP option, but it keeps saying my PC does not support it.
Actually it should be saying your router doesn't support it.
Also, my PC has two network ports built into it (Sabretooth X99) - could this be causing the issue
The check above for Local IP will tell you which network adapter it is using by looking at the address.

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Re: Networking Issues

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Hi Phergus,

Thanks for your reply. I been trying all sorts but just cannot get maptools running online. I even disabled my firewalls but no joy. My Raspberry Pi still works but for some reason I just cannot get the ports open for maptools.

No worries, thanks for your time.
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Re: Networking Issues

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Just a quick update.

I tried setting this up again since the update came out, and everything worked fine. I have not changed any settings, just thought I'd give it a go and it worked.
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Re: Networking Issues

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Thanks for the update!

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