I want to turn an old ubuntu laptop into a minecraft server supposed to run within my home. Minecraft is in place, I can fire it up and see the gui and run it in a terminal as well.

Laptop IP is and according to server.properties the port is 25565 but when I enter these information into minecraft pe on my phone I am unable to connect to the server.

My goal is just to let this run within our home no public access is needed. But what am I missing?

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    I don't believe a regular minecraft server can be used for minecraft PE. – Frank Oct 5 '14 at 13:05

You can't connect to a regular Minecraft server through Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

Here is a guide on how to setup a Pocket Edition server: http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2014/06/how-to-create-a-minecraft-pe-server/

  • Is there any official source you could mention? I trust you, but it would be great if you would link to one – Julian F. Weinert Oct 19 '15 at 18:01

For a home LAN PE server, simply: - Use an old iPod Touch (Gen3 or newer), - Install the app (free since I already bought it), - Set lock screen time to "never" (Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Never), - Start the app - Set volume to zero - Place on shelf on charger - Forget

This gives you a free, full feature, no maintenance MinecraftPE server. You can copy an existing world from your current device with free programs like iExplorer.

  • That doesn't really answer the question. You're just bypassing their issue with, "Hey, forget your method, just use this instead." – Frank Mar 6 '15 at 21:51

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