Having a issue with my server.. my area lost internet when it came back up. i restarted the pc and then started the server,it started up with no issue but no one can log in and the ip and everything is right..not sure what would cause this
Few things you can check, be sure your firewall for the computer is off
Check to be sure the port is open http://canyouseeme.org/
If your behind a router, log in to the router panel online, check to be sure it still
contains your added port
Also check the time/date on the computer just to be sure it is correct
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Now back to the original topic, if you haven't figured it out yet. Sounds like the server you host your shard on has had it's internal IP changed. Meaning you'll need to go back into your router and fix the forwarded ports to point to the new internal IP. You should be setting up a static IP for this specific server in your router. If not, the internal address to it could change every time the server/router restarts.