Can't see my own dedi using my new Mikrotik router

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  1. zmitya

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    Hi All,

    A few days ago I bought a new router, since then I am unable to play on my own dedicated server.
    The new router is one from Mikrotik (http://bit.ly/34PFyYi) .

    I have set up the same port forwarding rules I had previously (in a Linksys WRT54G) without success.

    The interesting thing is that my friends can see my server in the list and they CAN CONNECT and PLAY on it.
    But my rFactor does not see my dedi in the match maker list for some reason.

    Here are my rules from the config: http://bit.ly/2Q1EEns
    This is how these rules looks like in the web config: http://bit.ly/2q28dL0

    I assume that this is a router config issue, but what is that ?
    Could somebody please help me out ?

    Thanks,
    Mitya
     
  2. Bernd

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    @zmitya Maybe your router don't supports the NAT-Loopback.
    If that is the case, search this forum.
    If i remember it right, there have been some threads about it already.
     
  3. GrimDad

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  4. JimmyT

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    @zmitya is the dedicated server at the same location as your client PC. If so, when you start the game and go to multiplayer, check in the LAN listing for your server. That was the issue I was having as my router doesn't support NAT loopback. I can join on LAN while my friends join via WAN and it all works fine here. Hope this helps.
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  5. zmitya

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    Hi Guys,

    Thank you very much for the answers.

    I read about the NAT-loopback issue. I'll check this in the evening how I can do it in a Mikrotik router.

    In my understanding the NAT loopback issue causes that the user is not able to join (but others saw themselves on the list).
    So can the NAT loopback issue cause that I can't even see my server on the list ?
     

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