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On what platform are you playing? Windows for instance has a software firewall that might have to be told to allow traffic over port 3979.
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Make sure your router is diverting the traffic to the right local address. Some routers need to be told that you're forwarding a port and its traffic should go to a specific local IP address (machine) rather than a blanket all of them.
If you are trying to find each other on the server browser, make sure that the hosting computer has set 'advertise' to on.
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We are playing on Windows 10, Windows Firewall is off.
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You can start your server and then either try to connect (e.g. telnet) or run a port scan (e.g. nmap) to see if your server is visible to the world. The easy way is to use a web service to run the port scan. e.g. https://www.whatsmyip.org/port-scanner/
If that doesn't show an open port, you need to look again at the router and/or firewall configuration.
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