How to login to own server?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:21 PM
How do I login to it to play?
When I open minecraft and insert 184.108.40.206 into the multiplayer IP box from a different desktop on the same home network, (the server is hosted on a dedicated laptop) I can not login to play.
-The server shows a login
-The client says theres a connection timeout and I cant play
-I also tryied entering "localhost" into the multiplayer box inside minecraft and "connection is refused"
When I try from this link minecraft only runs a self-generated land, but its not really on the server and wont save.
http://www.minecraft... ... 0dff0246a2
^ link also does not show a login in the server
=Am I doing somthing wrong in the client?
=Is my website link wrong?
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:29 PM
type ipconfig /all to get your computers ip address, should be 192.168.1.???
try using that to login into your own server
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:38 PM
So from the client I login to minecraft > multiplayer > IP box > 192.168.1.1
-this doesnt let me login
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:44 PM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:47 PM
But if you are on the same pc as the server I think it is like 127.0.0.1 or something like that
I use my GF's pc for the server and we are in the same network. TO log into the server I use her I.P. address the router assigns her. I had to go into the router interface to look up her i.p address.
I am pretty noob at this stuff but after about 5 hours I got it to work.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:01 PM
The next step would be to make sure that your router is configured to forward port 25565 to your computer's local IP, which would be 192.168.1.
you can find instructions on port forwarding here: http://portforward.com
after all of that is completed, try logging in with "127.0.0.1:25565" without the quotes. you don't technically need the ":25565" part, but let's just be thorough.
If you still can't connect after these steps, you're doing something wrong, and should likely look further into running a server in general, not just a minecraft server, you should also research firewalls, routers, IP's, and port forwarding.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:19 PM
If its on your network somewhere, then the LAN IP, which is probably something like 192.168.1.1 or whatnot.
Or, you can get your IP address (whatismyipaddress.com) and connect just like anyone else would.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:08 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:17 AM
-accessing server from different computer on same network
-will try entering the server computers network ip instead of the server ip+port number
-will also try that 127.0.0.1
-thanks, will post back again after I test it.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:24 AM
tHANK yOU aLL vERY mUCH.
-the Alpha server files from minecraft are wrong for my region when downloading
-I got the alpha server files from another source
-I followed your posts above, and it worked.
...ah, only 6 days wasted on this lol...
Again, folks, thanks. It is now working.
MINCRAFT, FIX THE FILES FOR ALPHA SERVER DOWNLOAD FILES FROM CLASSIC TO *REALLY* ALPHA PLEASE!!