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Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working?

So I live in a town with 3 different ZIP codes. I'm not sure if ZIP codes have anything to do with Minecraft LAN servers. My problem is that my friend cannot connect to my LAN server. We live at different ends of town so I'm not sure if it is the reason. Could someone explain how the LAN servers work and if it is related to ZIP codes?

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zip codes have nothing to do with LAN – legacy Aug 6 '12 at 13:55
This is not a duplicate of the other question, since the two people in the other question are on the same LAN and have a completely different problem connecting. – SevenSidedDie Mar 13 '15 at 16:30

LAN is short for Local Area Network, as in a homenetwork. If you want to set up a LAN server over internet you need to use a virtual LAN network like Hamachi can provide.

Setting it up is quite easy, just have everyone join the same hamachi network (up to five people on free hamachi) and let them connect to the hamachi IP of the hoster (hamachi IP's begin with a five so 5.x.x.x where the x's can be anything from 0 to 255).

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LAN can only work when you are connected to the same network, as said above

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