Question People outside of my network cant connect to my minecraft server

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Im trying to set up a minecraft server but port forwarding doesnt seem to be working, i can connect to the server on other devices on the same network though.
I tried several times, I restarted the router, enabled the UPnP but nothing.
I allowed the ports on my firewall on windows.
My router is the zte mf286r, it has a dynamic ip and im using 4g and sim card with it, idk if that changes anything though.

Screenshots of my router settings:
https://ibb.co/qWmZm2Z
https://ibb.co/qCYkPbK
 

kanewolf

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Im trying to set up a minecraft server but port forwarding doesnt seem to be working, i can connect to the server on other devices on the same network though.
I tried several times, I restarted the router, enabled the UPnP but nothing.
I allowed the ports on my firewall on windows.
My router is the zte mf286r, it has a dynamic ip and im using 4g and sim card with it, idk if that changes anything though.

Screenshots of my router settings:
https://ibb.co/qWmZm2Z
https://ibb.co/qCYkPbK
You probably don't have a public IP address since you are using cellular internet.
 
Whatsmyip only shows the IP you are using to access the server. It does not mean that IP is actually assigned to you. Just like things on the internet do not see the actual IP assigned to your machines in your house they all share the IP the router has on its wan port.

What you need to do is check that the IP on your wan port is the same as the whatsmyip address. If not the ISP has a router doing NAT someplace in their network. Since mobile broadband is main used for portable devices which can't really function as a server there is almost no need for assigning public IP to end device. Since there is a shortage of IP addresses many ISP will share them between their uses. It is extremely common to not have a public IP on mobile broadband.

If you do not have a public IP it is a question for the ISP. Some their system has technical limitation that prevent giving you a public IP. Others charge a extra monthly fee and if you are really lucky there are some that will give you one just for asking.
 

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