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#1

Timbo_KZ
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

Hello guys. I'm trying to play Lan Minecraft with my friend. I own Asus Laptop and he has Macbook Pro. We can both host and see each other hosting, but when we try to connect it just keeps saying "connection timed out". I have searched for solutions on the web: I've tried changing host to something like :
xxx.xxx.x.x MacbookProName.local
I tried to start a local server using bukkit, but he can't even see it.
I also tried both WIFI and Computer-Computer networks.

P.S. He starts Windows 7 on his Macbook Pro.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

View PostTimbo_KZ, on 15 September 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

Hello guys. I'm trying to play Lan Minecraft with my friend. I own Asus Laptop and he has Macbook Pro. We can both host and see each other hosting, but when we try to connect it just keeps saying "connection timed out". I have searched for solutions on the web: I've tried changing host to something like :
xxx.xxx.x.x MacbookProName.local
I tried to start a local server using bukkit, but he can't even see it.
I also tried both WIFI and Computer-Computer networks.

P.S. He starts Windows 7 on his Macbook Pro.
Trying to find the Bukkit server using LAN worlds wouldn't work. Try getting your friend to type "ipconfig" into Command Prompt. There should be a number starting with 192.168

Try to connect to the server with above address, but it needs to be on.
I used to be a Support Guru, but then ran out of time. I have more time now, but I'll only make the occasional helpful post.

#3

Timbo_KZ
  • Location: KZ, Almaty
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:54 AM

View PostTedster, on 15 September 2012 - 11:12 AM, said:

Trying to find the Bukkit server using LAN worlds wouldn't work. Try getting your friend to type "ipconfig" into Command Prompt. There should be a number starting with 192.168

Try to connect to the server with above address, but it needs to be on.
tried this, doesn't work

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

You may also try to port forward the default port Minecraft uses. Yes. Even on LAN, you might sometimes (depending on you Router) have to port forward the connection.

The default port for any Minecraft Server/Lan Server is: 25565.

So a short guide would look like this. (May vary from Router too Router though.)
  • Login to you Router from your browser (Usually the IP address is "192.168.0.1", "192.168.1.1" or even "192.168.2.1".)
  • If you have never used the login to your Router, the Username & Password combination is usually something like "admin/password", "admin/<blank>" or "admin/admin". (Sometimes this information is also diplayed on a sticker beneath your Router.)
  • Now go to something named like "Ports" or a like. Type in your Local IP adress and make the port (25565) both TCP and UDP.
You should now be able to connect to each other. If you are having problems, search your Router up on Google. Ie: Belkin (Modul Number) Port Forward. (Only using Belkin, as a example.)

You are of course welcome to ask away some more. ;-)

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Timbo_KZ
  • Location: KZ, Almaty
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostDemenza, on 16 September 2012 - 11:14 AM, said:

You may also try to port forward the default port Minecraft uses. Yes. Even on LAN, you might sometimes (depending on you Router) have to port forward the connection.

The default port for any Minecraft Server/Lan Server is: 25565.

So a short guide would look like this. (May vary from Router too Router though.)
  • Login to you Router from your browser (Usually the IP address is "192.168.0.1", "192.168.1.1" or even "192.168.2.1".)
  • If you have never used the login to your Router, the Username & Password combination is usually something like "admin/password", "admin/<blank>" or "admin/admin". (Sometimes this information is also diplayed on a sticker beneath your Router.)
  • Now go to something named like "Ports" or a like. Type in your Local IP adress and make the port (25565) both TCP and UDP.
You should now be able to connect to each other. If you are having problems, search your Router up on Google. Ie: Belkin (Modul Number) Port Forward. (Only using Belkin, as a example.)

You are of course welcome to ask away some more. ;-)
THanks for the reply!

I have tried opening ports for minecraft, even those ports which are written when you start lan server (they differ from 25565). Either bukkit or lan server doesn't work. The only is when you try to connect to the server using lan it says "Failes to connect to the server, Operation timed out" instead of "connection timed out".
I'll upload a picture of what I've done tomorrow, have no opportunity atm.

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Timbo_KZ
  • Location: KZ, Almaty
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

anyone experienced the problem before?

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#7

Fredbob12

Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

Same thing happened with me.
I went to my firewall and allowed java to bypass it

#8

ProDiGy_Chaos

Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

I have this problem right now, will experiment and try Fred's idea.

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clicking on this is a good idea....