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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:09 PM

For the time being, all I want to do is host a localhost server so me and my brother can play together. The only bad thing is that it'll let me connect, but when he tries it refuses connection. We are on the same internet, mind you. Shouldn't just typing in "localhost" for the IP on multiplayer work? Or do I still need to foward my ports? ALSO with forwarding my ports...I'm using my laptop which is on wireless, does the forwarding need to be done on the desktop the router is plugged into? Thanks for your time.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:49 PM

If the server software is running on your computer, YOU need to enter localhost to connect.
Your brother, on the other hand, needs to know your LAN IP. See this post: get local IP

You probably won't need to open any ports on anything :)

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 07:16 PM

Also, make sure that your host firewall is off or at least  you set exceptions for your own LAN, Minecraft-Server.exe and minecraft.exe
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:31 PM

Well I did all that, but when i try to log in on his computer, it just says Connection timed out: connect