I have an issue where I am unable to connect to my openfire sever, which is running on my main machine.
I am able to connect to this using smack on my laptop, but only if it is in the same local network as the machine running openfire.
In this case I connect using the server machines local I.P, such as 192.168.1.5.
However when my laptop is not in this local network I am unable to connect to my server.
I have tried using the external I.P that my server machine uses but this isn’t working.
I have checked on this site
where you can put in an I.P address and a port number and it tells you if its open or not.
I did try this with the external I.P address that my server machine uses and port 5222, put I am told that it isn’t open. Could this be the problem? I’m not sure how to correct this if it is.
So any advice on how to fix this?