Why is does my server say,"Failed to connect, it is probably down"?
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Okay, I downloaded the server program, and everything is fine, but when somebody tries to join, even me, it says,"Failed to connect, server is probably down."

Could you help me fix the problem, or at least (try) to give me the source?

Any help would be appreciated. 
Thanks,
-Mvp-
Here's the properties. 
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#Minecraft server properties
#Sun Nov 29 15:49:50 CST 2009
verify-names=false
port=25565
grow-trees=true
server-name=Free build -Mvp-
max-players=16
motd=No griefing please.
public=true
max-connections=16
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For you to join, you must use

For you to join, you must use this link:

Make sure the port 25565 is forwarded.

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Is there a way to forward a

Is there a way to forward a port without a router?

Because I connect wirelessly.

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same prob

hi mvp 

i can connect through the url in the external url in the file but when some1 else not on my ip says failed to connect
and mvp y isnt ur server up no more 
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i have same problemwindows

i have same problem
windows firewall i did open both ports
but on router i dont know how to do...

Zyxel p-660r-d1 

if i am at right place:
In Network, NAT, Port Forwarding:

here i can choose:
WWW
HTTPS
FTP
E-Mail (SMTP) or (POP3)
Telnet
Netmeeting
PPTP
IPSec
VoIP (SIP)
TFTP
Real-Audio
User Define
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What is the right one?
i know port is 25565
my second question is:
what ip to type in?  it says 0.0.0.0

i really hope any here know it
thanks

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same

I have the same problem!

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lavajoe

hello lavajoe are you from that server lavajoe that i go to?

 

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Possible solution..

Hi. in my case when i run my MCderp Server on my other dedicated computer, i can't connect on this computer via minecraft.net/serverlist...(other plays can connect! but not me!i think its a router problem..)
It says, "you failed to connect to the server. it's probably down" i have found this possible solution, it works for me(i'm using one router to connect to the internet)... just go to ur browser and

http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp?ip=<thelanipofurdedicatedmachine>&port=<theportuareusing>

Make sure u got ur port open on the router ;)
Test here-> http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

I hope it helps u!
have fun (sorry about my english)

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my beta dont work and where to place

where do you place the notepad thing for the properties.. i have it saved .. but where do i place it

 

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I have port forwarded and it

I have port forwarded and it still says failed to connect :(

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i can go in my server but my friends cant please help

i can go in my server but my friends cant please help no one can come in

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I cannot connect to any server

When I try to connect to any server there is:
"You failed to connect the server. It's probably down."
HEELP pls...

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All of you having port

All of you having port forwarding issues please see here: www.portforward.com

A mod really needs to lock this topic.

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same

i have seme problem nut im running on router and my friend next to me with laptop cant enter and me not..Failed to conect and not only in wom even in official minecraft site