I have a minecraft server running on my desktop for people to play on, but when i get on my laptop and try to find the server (Connected to the same internet) there is no connection to it when i use my ip or local host. What do i type in to play on my own surver?
You need to type in the IP of the desktop computer. If your laptop is on the same network, either should work, the local or external IP
Anyone outside your house or on a different network, would need the external IP, and you'd need to make sure you port forwaded your router correctly.