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Port Forwarding Causing Internet issues?


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#1 jnk1296

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

Hi. A few days ago, I was in a Skype call with a close friend of mine, and she wanted me to show her how to make a Minecraft server. And so I did. I showed her how to download the files, how to configure them, and most importantly how to port forward in order to allow inbound connections.

However, since we did that, she has been unable to do certain things on the internet. Namely, when she tries to play games on facebook, she gets an error about (I'm paraphrasing because I haven't seen the error myself) a proxy error and it says that she has an upstream server.

Now, I had her do exactly what I myself have done to set up her Minecraft server, and I have never experienced this problem. However, when she disables the port forwarding settings (actually, disabling them didn't help. She had to clear out the settings back to default.) the problem with FaceBook instantly resolves. :/


And i am left to sit here wondering how this is happening.

Port forwarding is intended to open ports to allow more connections, not block them. Right?

Anyone heard of this problem? It's driving me up a wall.

EDIT: I should probably mention, I only had her forward ports 25564 - 25566

Edited by jnk1296, 18 June 2012 - 06:32 PM.


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