I am not sure where I should post this, so I apologize if this is the wrong place.
First, I want to let you know that I am completely computer illiterate (which I am sure you will be able to tell). So, if I get some terminology wrong or am not explaining things well enough, please let me know.
I have been trying to set up a TS3 server, and just can't get it to work. I can connect to the server, but others can't connect remotely. I have spent hours on this, following walk through after walkthrough (for various things), and going further down the rabbit hole with each one. I will list what all I remember doing so that you can see if there is something I am missing.
1) Found external IP
2) Set up static IP
3) Attempted to open ports on my router (10011, 30033, and 9987 - all set to "both", and enabled - entered static IP and external IP)
3) Unblocked WAN on router
4) Attempted to open ports in Windows firewall
5) Followed directions to make sure I am not behind 2 routers, and it appears I am not
*6) Used a program called Advanced Port Scanner - this determined that 10011 and 30033 are open, but 9987 is not*
7) Probably some stuff I forgot
How do I get 9987 to open? I am at a complete loss as to what all this means, and have just been following step by step instructions I have come across, so I don't really know what I am doing/have done. (that's bad, I know)
I appreciate any advice you can give me, and will answer any questions you have to the best of my ability. Just remember to phrase them in layman's terms.