Port forwarding not working at all!!!!!!!!!!

im port forwarding for my proxy server and i have it set up with my static ip address and i port forwarded 8080 witch i want it to be on and it is closed when i check if it is open
help please i will post pictures if requested i will pick a best answer btw
my router is a vizio xwr100
modem semins speedstream 8200 (windstream)
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  1. Are you sure you're port forward correct IP address?
  2. yes its the static ip addres that i set want me to post a pic of the port forwarding page of my router to verify i have everything correct?
  3. Sure. Do it!
  4. here you go
  5. Could you open command prompt on your PC, and type this:

    ipconfig /all > C:\ip.txt

    Now, open C:\ip.txt file and paste the results here. Make sure to engulf them in tags.
    Windows IP Configuration
            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : serverPC
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-74-E2-39-FA
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
  7. I take it all your other port forwards work? For example, you can access the web server on port 80 from the outside world.

    Anyway, some ISPs block port 8080 so you might want to check that this is not the case. It's difficult to see what else you can be doing wrong as long as you have a process running on listening on port 8080. You are sure that is so? Have you tested access from within your network?
  8. no 80 does not work NONE of my port forwards work i reset my router to system setings and its still not forwarding
  9. How do you check if it's port forwarding? Are you sure your ISP gives you separate IP and there's no other people sharing it with you?
  10. i use and also tried portforwards port checker.
    what do you mean about my isp giving me a separate ip and sharing it?
  11. If the web server works when you access it from within the network, using the internal address, but not when accessing it from outside the network, using your router's external address then the only sensible option is that your ISP is blocking those ports inbound to prevent you running servers.

    But, as Sunius says, it very much depends upon how you are doing the testing.
  12. IF my isp is blocking the ports any way to get around it or fix it?
  13. ok i was reading about if windstream blocks ports and i foudn out they dont one post said something about bridge mode could that be the problem?
  14. I don't know whether you can trust because it gives me errors when I test open ports (and I know they are open, I've hosted terraria server successful on that port).

    Do you have two PCs in your home? That way you could check it for sure.
  15. yes i have 2 pcs
  16. Could you connect your second PC to the router through "Internet" port (as if the cable from your second PC would be the Internet cable). Then, try connecting to the first PC ports that you have forwarded.
  17. ok so basicly im connecting my pc to the router where the internet from the modem would go.. and trying to connect to the proxy server with the port that is suppose to be forwarded? will post results when i get home in about 45 mins

    edit: i tried the way i understood and could not get it to work but idk if i did it right..
  18. You're hosting a proxy server on your PC?
  19. a laptop sitting in my room is running the proxy my 2nd pc is my alienware :)
  20. Did you try disabling the firewall?
  21. on my router yes that was one of the first things i did when it wouldnt work and i still couldnt get through

    on the proxy server laptop its set to get through windows firewall. and also when i put that laptop in dmz from my router canyouseeme said it could see the port but right after it didnt work anymore.
  22. bumping mah post:)
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