Ok, now before I get flamed out, here's the stitch. My cousin started a server for JKA, he's not running any mods, and he doesn't have a router. It's on it's own internet connection. We opened all the ports on his firewall, double checked it, tripple checked it. Then we watched the window that came up with dedicated server. It says: "local host" in the spot where there's supposed to be an IP. And we tried to network his pc to it, and sure enough, he can get onto it through the network. But when he disables the network, and tries to get on it through the separate internet connection...nadda. Nothing. Zip. I've looked through the forums, and looked at somewhat similar problems, tried them. And still have no idea what's wrong. Can anyone help us? Thanks, SESSH
Open up your ports. How? Google port forwarding.
Or even better, read the router's manual for specific port forwarding info.
It will display "localhost" as the IP on his computer via the popup window, because that's the IP the server resides it. "localhost" is essentially a way of setting the IP address to it's default value (i.e. the same IP as the location the file/whatever resides at). It should display properly ingame if he goes into the server and calls up the server info.
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
Well see that's the thing...it isnt on a router for the server. It's just supposed to go straight to the internet connection. The router was for just the two pc's being connected. When it's by itself, it wont broadcast. The only thing between the internet and the server is the modem. Could it be the modem that's giving the problems? I've gone through the software, and opened all ports from 29070 to 29079, and 2100-2109. Are there any others? It's pretty frustrating.. Thanks in advance... SESSH