I have multiple iOS devices in one city and one iOS device in another city. I'd like to play Minecraft Pocket Edition with the other device but I can't seem to get it to work.
Here are some more details:
- All devices are iOS, all with the latest OS at the time of this writing (6.1.2), and all using the latest MCPE at the time of this writing (0.6.1 alpha)
- No devices are jailbroken and this isn't possible in my scenario
- All devices have Server Visible by Default enabled
- All of the local devices are behind a single Wi-Fi router and have play MCPE together before
- The LAN is on a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router
- I also have at my disposal a Windows 7 Home Pro laptop
From what I read and watched, this was possible at some point, but all examples I saw were limited to MCPE v0.3. I have configured successfully the Windows box to act as a VPN server (using Windows 7's built-in VPN feature); a 4G iOS device was able to connect to the VPN and visit an intranet website on my home LAN. But, when a local iOS device has MCPE started and a map in play, the 4G-connected device cannot see it in the Join Game screen.
I'm experienced as a web developer but not really experienced as a multiplayer gamer; I think I could handle the technical setup stuff but there may be an obvious gaming thing I overlooked (like some UDP nuance, or port added to the router forwarding or something).
Is what I'm trying to do even possible? What am I missing, or am I even on the right track?