If I’m being stupid by posting this, I apologize… I’ve been searching for 2 and 1/2 hrs straight on this issue. It’s posted all over the net, Steam forums, here, Synergy, and I just keep seeing the same questions asked in response to this problem. (port forwarding, router, proper IP, jealous girlfriend) and no solutions.
Has a solution been found?
I’ve established, checked, and re-checked port forwarding as the majority of tutorials and forum posts have suggested. I also have no other firewalls (windows fire is turned off) and no ip blockers aside from my router. I’m using Windows XP 32-bit. I’ve tried providing friends with the IP that appears on the server as well as the other that appears on whatsmyip.com (which is the address I have the ports forwarding to)
I’ve also created a server.cfg file that is working and have made sure sv_lan 0 is set.
I can connect from the same computer as the server, however no one else can. If there weren’t any gmod servers running, I’d swear this one issue would be part of some epidemic conspiracy to kill the program on the internet.