I don't know what I'm doing wrong, or forgetting, I hope someone here can help.

I'm behind a router, with a cable connection. My provider does not have me firewalled, I've tried port forwarding, my localhost and ip. The results of my //dns $me and //echo $ip are the same.
I've followed the steps listed in this thread, I know I must be missing something, or not doing a step right. I would appreciate any help offered. crazy