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So I have internet connection sharing set up and I'm getting WiFi on 1 computer, and sending it through ethernet to the other, and I'm trying to run a server on the one without WiFi. That would work I think right?

I opened my ports on my router and it looked all well and good but my friends can't connect to my server and port checker sites display my ports as closed. I tried doing DMZ and it still showed as closed. Any words of advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Edit: Yeah I'm just trying to get any type of port forwarding working. Right now I can't figure it out. I'm opening ports on the host computer providing the WiFi and I'm getting nothing.

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You're almost there... now, your 1 computer (the one with wifi) is a router for your "server". So, you'll need to set that up for port forwarding too. –  Elliott Frisch Apr 14 at 19:12
    
I've yet to get port forwarding to work on my main computer, the one who is getting directly the wifi, not being shared it. I just tried turning on DMZ and turning off every firewall option I had on my router, and forwarding the ports I want. still no dice –  logank9 Apr 14 at 19:20
    
I cant think of anything that would cause it not to work. I have my comp set up to join the network with a set IP, then I am forwarding the ports/DMZing to that IP. –  logank9 Apr 14 at 19:22
    
I also highly doubt it is my ISP that is blocking the port or anything like that, because in my routers help page it gives directions for port forwarding say it is useful to host online games. What else could be the cause of that? –  logank9 Apr 14 at 19:31
    
You need to read my first comment again. Router -> wifi -> 1 computer -> ethernet -> server? –  Elliott Frisch Apr 14 at 19:32

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