I'm looking to port forward my Minecraft server so that I can play it with my friend who is on a different network.

I am aware that there are other questions on this topic, but they are all specific to certain modems.

My modem is a ZTE MF275R, which is missing some of the inputs on the other modems.

Here is a reference image

IP: (computer's private IP)
Port Range: 25565-25565
Protocol: TCP&UDP
Comment: minecraft

When I put these into my router and then Put my router's WAN IP address into minecraft, it gives me this error:

io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused:

If somebody could please tell me what I am doing wrong and how to fix it that would be great.

Thanks in advance,
Lennon McLean

edit: When I put in my computer's local IP address I can join the server fine.


I've just discovered a cool service called ngrok which forwards any server running on a local computer (e.g. localhost:25565) to a URL that looks like: https://xxxxxxxxxxxx.ngrok.io for a web server, or tcp://0.tcp.ngrok.io:xxxxx for a different server.
For a minecraft server:

ngrok tcp 25565


your server is available at: tcp://0.tcp.ngrok.io:xxxxx
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