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I'm a fulltime WordPress Developer at Code For The People in the UK. I also build RTS AIs & attend WordPress/design conferences.

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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller I get the impression you believe this is a firewall or port forwarding issue, it is not. The program is not using the correct network adaptor to listen. For reference I can ping the IPs with no issues with fast responses, I can also run a webserver on both machines, and load webpages from either machine. Contacting the machine is not an issue, making minecraft listen on the right network interface is
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller and once again yes and no, I've had the issue when the other machine is on my local LAN and when it is not on my local LAN.
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller have done but there's nothing stopping Minecraft listening to local LAN instead of Hamachi LAN or vice versa
Aug
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller you misunderstand. Virtualbox is installed, I didn't say I was using it to run Minecraft, rather minecraft running natively is picking up the wrong network adaptor to listen on, an example being the virtualbox network adaptor. It's also happened with it picking up the LAN and not Hamachi and vice versa
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller think of minecraft as somebody shouting, and the client is someone with an ear listening for the shout. What your telling me is that I need to take the ear muffs off of the client. What I'm saying is that minecraft is shouting into an alternate universe, and the client will never hear it even with the most expensive microphones and listening devices ever invented.
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller and again, there's no point in port forwarding if Minecraft listens on a virtual internal network adaptor and not the internet exposed LAN network adaptor, which can and does happen, and is the core problem in my question. No amount of port forwarding and DMZ'ing will fix that, I could have 2 machines directly plugged into eachother with all the firewalls turned off and static IPs and it still wouldn't make a different if Minecraft decides to listen on the wrong adaptor
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller I'm a web developer, I use Virtualbox to run multiple OS' for testing without having to reboot. If it weren't a Virtualbox network adaptor it'd be VMWare or VirtualPC.
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidanMueller sorry, while I can configure my ports and his and set all of that up, there are still 2 issues. First it's all pointless if Minecraft starts listening on a network adaptor like 'Virtualbox VM network adaptor' or one of the many other network adaptors that don't have real hardware and represent 'other' things. No amount of connecting or port forwarding will fix that. 2nd: Soon I'll need to set this up with my 7yr old sister. Would you like to explain to her port forwarding an IPs?
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
@AidenMueller Because setting up Hamachi is easier then guiding someone through port forwarding who isn't as tech saavy with multiple router interfaces, especially when in the future I may have an angry 7 year old when her machines IP changes for whatever reason. It also doesn't prevent Minecraft from latching onto virtual machine network adaptors rather than LAN adaptors, resulting in a minecraft that can only be reached from a VM or some other obscure program.
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
But it does apply to the general case ( Y u no use LAN, y u use inactive virtual adaptor?! )
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comment Minecraft & Hamachi IPs
I see no reference to adaptor priority in Network & Sharing or in the adaptor list. Also I'm using Hamachi because my friends machine is ~2miles away from me. While it's unlikely I can run a CAT6 cable through a city center and under a river, luck would have it there's already a working Internet based connection =p
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