Ok so I finally installed and got a Bukkit server running..YAY....but, after giving other players my external IP for the server...they cannot connect with it. I am running on a 64-bit windows 7 computer with java 6, update 26. My server's port forwarding is done through my verizon modem where I have set these settings.. Minecraft: TCP Any--> 25565 UDP Any--> 25565 My server IP address is 192.168.1.2:25565 Then the external IP address is 126.96.36.199:25565 I use the following Plug-Ins... World Edit World Guard GroupManager FakePermissions Anti-Grief If necessary to know...I check to see if my server is open using PFPortChecker.....at portchecker.com And my server properties... #Minecraft server properties #Wed Jul 06 18:47:51 CDT 2011 level-name=RogsMultiplayer allow-nether=true view-distance=10 spawn-monsters=false online-mode=true spawn-animals=false max-players=20 server-ip= pvp=false level-seed= server-port=25565 allow-flight=true white-list=false Any more information that you might need to know PLEASE ask me...I would love to know the answer to this problem...THANKS! Ok so my server is running on a wireless connection. Ok so the image above is a picture of my server running, with my server properties as server-ip= (blank) and my portchecker receiving the error message that it could not test the port because some other application was blocking it. When others try to connect...it just says "Connecting to the server" then it times out. The picture above is my server running, with my server properties as server-ip=localhost......It now says that my port is open and other players CAN connect to my server....but, when they try to... it just says "logging in" and then times out. The picture above is of my server running, with the server properties as server-ip=192.168.1.2 (which is my IP) The portchecker is now saying that my port is NOT OPEN, therefore others CANT connect to my server. When they try to it just says "Connecting to server" then it times out. The picture above is of my port forwarding rule for minecraft. The image above is of my port forwarding of minecraft....(third one down from Networked Computer/Device) PLEASE READ THIS: If you need anymore screenshots for more info...PLEASE LET ME KNOW EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.