Made a MC server for just my brother and me, need some help.

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  1. Aijelsop
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    I decided to make a server for me and my brother, but I'm having a little problem. I got it all running and I can connect perfectly fine with 10.0.0.2:25565, but he can't. I think it has to do with my firewall settings? How would I allow it to let him join?
     
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    Are you two on the same network?
     
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    10.x.x.x is a private IP, if he's not in your house (so to speak) he can't connect to that one.

    You need to port forward and then give him your external/internet IP.
     
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    Yes he is on my network. My ports are fowarded. (I used to host a mc server and people connected not on my network, then I gave it to a friend)

    But yes, we're on the same network, and he can't connect. :P
     
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    What do you mean?
    Isn't his local IP the same? He's on a laptop, same internet connection.
     
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    Can he ping you?
    What's his local IP?
     
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    Each device/computer should each have a seperate network IP to differentiate the device/computer on your network, go into the command prompt and type
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    ipconfig/all
    and find the entry that corresponds with your/his network adapter.
     
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    It should be
    Internet IP is not the local IP.
    Your local IP is 10.0.0.2, right?
    That's not the same as your internet, the internet one is shared, the local is not.
     
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    Shouldn't the local IP be 192.168.x.x? :V
     
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    That's for class-c networks, class-a use 10.x.x.x as their private range.
     
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    Out of interest, do you have a link detailing the different class networks?
     
  12. Aijelsop
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    So on the laptop he has to do ipconfig/all on cmd, and use that local ip?
     
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    Classes in genera... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classful_network
    The private class ranges... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network#Private_IPv4_address_spaces
     
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    Still don't understand how he is supposed to connect. :/
     
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    I was about to type up a long-winded explanation on how I set up LAN gaming with my brother, then I re-read the first post and realised what the question actually was.

    Windows Firewall will not (as far as I know) prevent other computers from playing games with you. It's the more active software suites (like Kaspersky for me) that try and block incoming connections if it can't verify where it's coming from. For KAV, I just have to go to the exceptions list in the settings and add the program (e.g. add minecraft.exe). That way, if your brother is connecting to your MC server, it won't try and monitor or block that connection (so long as it's just connecting to that program).

    Find out what firewalls you have active, and there should be a way to do the same with them (or just disable them entirely for the duration that you're playing).
    EDIT: And also double check that 10.0.0.2 is your correct local IP.
     
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    How do I find out my correct local IP, ipconfig/all? I did that, does HE connect with the same IP too?
     
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    He types in yours to connect to you.