So I am not new to hosting a home server at all. I know how to do it, I know how to port forward, change settings, install plugins, the whole thing. So everything was working fine until I decided to do a clean intall of Vista ( was previously running Vista before I wiped everything) but I backed up my server on a flash drive before as to not lose anything. The install went fine and the computer works great! Except now I get kicked from the server 30 seconds after joining and a message says: "Internal Exception : java.net.SocketTimeoutException : Read Timed Out" This ONLY HAPPENS TO ME. The server is running on the vista and I am trying to connect to it on my wireless macbook on the same network. I have been doing it like this for months with no problems but now it times me out. Everyone else on other networks can join the server fine with no lag or anything. I can connect to the server fine but after I join I almost immediately time out ( within 1 minute ). I can join other servers just fine with no lag or anything also... So whats up with this? Why is it just starting now? I have had this setup for months with no issues and now I get timed out of my own server literally every time I try to play. Please offer me any advice on what to do. I'll even pay someone 5 bucks who can help me fix this problem otherwise my hosting days are over. PLEASE RESPOND WITH ANY ADVICE. Thank you so much. TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW I TIME OUT WATCH THIS VIDEO. Also sometimes, the screen gets stuck on "downloading terrain" and then after a while it will say "connection lost : timed out" EDIT: I also discovered I can run a server from my laptop from the same port that the desktop server is running on. It normally would say "ERROR: COULD NOT BIND TO PORT, IS THERE ANOTHER SERVER RUNNING ON THAT PORT" but now it does nothing so this makes me think something is wrong with the internal network connection. But I'm not sure. EDIT: This person seemed to have the same problem I did but nobody answered him. http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1035370-dedicated-server-everyone-else-can-connect-but-me/ EDIT: Turns out I just needed to update the drivers on the server computer. Thanks again for all the help guys! bump EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.