Tutorials/Hamachi connection LAN

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Hamachi LAN[edit | edit source]

You can setup a Hamachi LAN which allows people in your Hamachi network to connect to your LAN server via Hamachi connection.

Setup[edit | edit source]

  1. Install Hamachi. You want the Unmanaged version, which is free.
  2. Create a VPN tunnel in Hamachi. (Network>Create a new network...)
  3. Get your friends to join your Hamachi network. (Network>Join an existing network...)
  4. Have everyone on the server set the Hamachi network as a Home Network, or allow Minecraft to use Public Networks.

Host[edit | edit source]

  1. Open a single player Minecraft world
  2. Hit Escape and Select the Open to LAN button
  3. Set the options and open the LAN network
  4. Distribute the 5 digit port number that will appear in the chat window to the other players; this can be done over Hamachi's chat window or another chat method.(#####)

Other Players[edit | edit source]

  1. Go to "Multiplayer" on the main menu and either click "Add a server" or "Direct connect".
  2. Copy the host's IPv4 address (Click on their name in Hamachi and click "Copy IPv4 Address")
  3. Paste the IP in to the server address box along with the 5 digit port number distributed by the host (#####). You should now have something like ##.###.##.###:##### as your IP. (If there are any letters in the IP, you have the IPv6 address. Copy the IPv4 address instead.)
  4. Join the server. You should be able to connect.

LAN bug (fixed)[edit | edit source]

Note: this bug has since been fixed. If you are experiencing this bug, follow the steps listed.[edit | edit source]

In version 1.3.2 there has been a bug which causes your LAN IP to be incorrectly displayed and would look something like this:

LAN shown here in this screenshot of Minecraft 1.5.2 - The text in the chat says 'Local game hosted on 0.0.0.0:56646'

0.0.0.0:#####

The port number is technically correct, however the "0.0.0.0" part is incorrect.

In Hamachi, right click the big number near the top of the window and copy it. That is your Hamachi IPv4 Address (##.###.##.###)

Now, paste that in with the five-digit port number shown in Minecraft.

You should now have your game's IP: ##.###.##.###:#####.