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#1 kreepakilla27


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

It's kinda weird, there's a different ip adress every time I open my single world to LAN.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

Your friends don't even need the ip adress when you open to LAN. All they need is to be on your internet.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

How it works, is when you press 'Open to LAN' , it publishes the server onto your internet you are connected to. Then on the servers list, your friends need to be connected to the same internet. On the servers list, it will automatically search for LAN servers, no need to type in the IP. Then they can join, but if you quit off minecraft, they will also be disconnected :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

if you read above it explains how but also i find you also need the two computers to be close to each other which sucks if you have just PC's or one computer but otherwise your good
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

LAN is Local something Network, its for like Multi-player Minecraft across the street
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:04 AM

LAN= local area (or access either of the 2) Network. you and your friend must be connected to the same internet for it to work.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:12 AM

Actually for LAN world sharing you don't need to be in the same room for example when i play with my little brother i use our laptop he uses the desktop but i would be the only one to host it over our internet but it won't show up in the server listing so i have to go to my ipconfig cmd file then i need to get my router ip address and give it to him, unforantly the last couple digits change every time you shut the LAN server off.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:20 AM

Just go to a single player map. Then press Esc and press open to LAN and just put the options and done. Althought you still have to have the same internet conection.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

It's kinda weird, there's a different ip adress every time I open my single world to LAN.

Probably your router in your LAN assigns your PC a local IP dynamically (DHCP). Typically you can set this assignment to dynamically or statically in your router.

Warning: Don't mix this up with the setting of how your ISP assigns a global IP to your router!
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

LAN stands for Local Access Network. You have to be connected to the same port but you might be able to port forward your port and allow people to connect from everywhere. I have not tried the Port forward but it would just be like setting up a bukkit server port forward. I know the first one works because Paul and his family use it all the time. :)
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