Hello! I hope that I'm posting this in the right area.
I've been trying to set up my own server for various games ever since I bought my desktop. I've followed various tutorials to the letter, but I've never been able to get one up and running. I've been wondering if it's because of how I receive internet. Previously, I had a Mac Mini, which receives internet wirelessly. I didn't want to buy a wireless card for my new computer, so I set up my Mac to communicate with my PC via ethernet cable so that I can use my PC to connect to the internet. It's fully functional and I've never had any problems since I set it up, except for when I want to port forward.
My setup is something like this:
Verizon FiOS <-> Actiontec M1424WR Router <-> Mac Mini <-> Windows 7 PC
I allowed the application (currently Terraria) to have access through Windows Firewall (I don't have any other firewalls installed). Mcafee Security Scan Plus is on my computer, but my computer was shipped with it installed and it never does anything besides tell me that it doesn't protect me while I browse the internet. I have Spybot installed too, but I haven't found any firewall settings on it, so I don't think it acts as one, but I could be wrong.
Using my PC, I type my IP address into the address bar, then log into my Verizon router, and create a new port-forwarding rule for my Mac to the port I need.
I don't see my PC on the list, but that's probably because it doesn't actually communicate with the internet, it tells my Mac what to do, then the Mac communicates with the internet, then sends it back to my computer.
At least, that's my understanding of it! I could be wrong.
I did ipconfig/all on my PC:
Is there any other information you need?
I'm just confused because I don't know if my setup even allows for me to host a server. I've tried everything I can think of to fix it, but I'm not an expert on these kinds of things.
What am I doing wrong?