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I have supposedly successfully setup a node using the Bitcoin core, but when I go to bitnodes to remotely see if the node is communicating with the network, bitnodes says i am unreachable. Bitcoin core disagrees. How can I find my node's unique address? Using cmd to run a netstat query shows me an ipv4 address that is also unsearchable with a fluid port range (49800-49950).

Something tells me I know just barely enough about networking to be dangerous.

  • Are you behind NAT or a firewall? – Nick ODell Jun 17 '15 at 19:53
  • using windows 8.1 pro and bitcoin core is listed as an exception – Micah Goldstein Jun 18 '15 at 18:50
  • Are you behind Nat? – Nick ODell Jun 18 '15 at 18:51
  • ah, perfect evidence of my lack of knowledge of networking. am i behind a NAT, yes because my computer is connecting to the internet through a router that identifies my computer with a 10.x.x.x IPv4 address? – Micah Goldstein Jun 18 '15 at 19:01
  • Yes that's a private address range. Try setting up port forwarding on your router. – Nick ODell Jun 18 '15 at 19:25
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If you are on a NAT network (192.168.**** or 10.*******) then use port forward in your router/modem and open 8333 in your firewalls.

Not behind NAT? Check all your firewalls and add a 8333 exception when needed

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