G1100 router, I've made the rules for both UDP and TCP for Any ->7777 and 27015 (setting up dedicated Ark server), the firewall security settings are at low, UPnP is off, I've set up the port forward rules for the router itsself and made specific ones for the host PC as well, I've made rules in my windows firewall for these ports as well. I've tried setting the host as DMZ to no avail, as well as setting a static NAT with specific port forwarding enabled the same way (not all at the same time, different attempts as different setups)
Doing all this and running ShieldsUP I am able to get these ports from 'closed' to 'stealth' but still any other port checker just says closed and I can not see the server I'm trying to host (which is 99.9% certainly set up and running correctly) but regardless I'm still having trouble with these ports showing as stealth or sometimes when I run the scan they will alternate closed and stealth randomly... Banging my head against the wall, my brother who lives 10 minutes away with the same service is forwarding with no issues but he's running pFsense direct from the ONT so it's a bit different there. Any other ideas anyone? Please and thankyou!
Hopefully something that I am saying will give you a clue in the right direction.
See if the port is open from the outside.
#1 This could mean using a port checker.
An example of a web based port checker, is
If you use a web based port checker, be sure that:
the server is in the listening state and you are forwarding the ports that you want to check.
you are forwarding the ports that you want to check and the server that you are trying to forward is NOT in the listening state.
Stated reason that the server that you make sure the server trying to forward is NOT in the listening state when using an inbound client side port checker, when using this kind of port checker - it will try to listen on that port and you can not have two servers listening on the same port at the same time.
#3 Once you know that the port is open from the outside (not talking about from behind the router), as need be see Port forwarding only works seen from outside my local network?
PSS, like not just forwarding the port(s) in the router to the computer - it would help not only that computer is on, it would help that the server is in the listening state.