My husband and I have been trying to connect on LAN — we are playing in same house, same room, same internet connection. We’ve seen tutorials on how to do this, followed directions, and no luck. We used to play Minecraft together a couple years ago and had no problem, so this is a real drag. We are new to the Java version however.
we go through the enabling LAN, it doesn’t show up on the other’s computer. We go through typing in the ip address and force connect this way, but no, it tries but never is able to connect, just times out.
What can we do? Is there something else which needs to be looked into that might be preventing the connection?
we are both running Java edition, he on Windows 11, me on windows 10.
A page that greatly helped me with this problem is this one:
One thing to note: at one point when adding rules for the Java apps, he already has a bunch of “Java(SM) …” applications listed. They aren’t listed by default - you have to use Browse, go to the Java JRE in Program Files, and add java.exe, javaw.exe, and a couple of others that I don’t remember offhand.