I have an aggravating issue stemming from port forwarding.
Briefly, I am attempting to open a port, (25565) in order to host my minecraft computer game server. I know how to port forward, I have done everything correctly in that regard, the reason I know this, is because It was working fine before. I don't have any idea what caused it to stop working, but I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. Now, none of my ports report as open. When using my default router and network settings, they report to this website (https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2) as STEALTHED. I have read that when a port is stealthed, the fault is on the firewalls. I have 2. My router firewall and my windows firewall.
Even after disabling both of those, and disabling my 3rd party anti-virus software (AVG) I do the check again, and I get that all of the ports a CLOSED almost immediately after initiating the check. I have tried to set up a static IP and using DMZ. Niether of which changes anything about those status'. I am losing my damn mind, It's not so much that I'm a little nerd that can't play my game with my friends, I'm just extremely frustrated that I have tried fixing this for 3 straight days with no avail. I can't even get close. I want an explanation that my also help someone else that has a similar issue. Help me out!
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