My boyfriend and I recently lost internet, typing this from phone and no it can't do hotspot, and me and my boyfriend want to still be able to play on the little Bukkit server I set up for us. But since we lost the internet he can't access it. Is there any way we can make it to where he can? Do we possibly have to wire our computers together to do it? I have Bukkit set up to run offline so that I stop getting the server maintnence message. Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated. Or are we out of luck til we get net back?
If you are in the same network (i.e. connected to the same router and it is set up so you two are really in the same network) you could start the bukkit server on your computer and he can connect using your local IP address.
To get your local IP address, you can use the command prompt. I am assuming you are using windows as your OS. If not, please tell me and i will edit my answer accordingly. I am also assuming that you don't know much about computers. I don't want to anger you in any way so of you do understand much about computers, just ignore this fact.
Now, to open the command prompt, you can open the start menu (or the metro menu, when in Windows 8) and then type
cmd and hit the enter key.
In the command prompt then you can simply type
ipconfig /all and again hit enter.
You will see some information about your network configuration. Now it is important to know which way you are connected to the network: LAN or WLAN? If you are connected via LAN look out for the entry starting with Ethernet. If you are using WLAN look out for an entry starting with Wireless (names may differ since i am using a non-english system).
Either way, the entry block should then containa line with a value IPv4-Address. This is your local network IP address that your boyfriend needs to connect to the server running on your computer.
Please don't forget:
You still need a way to start minecraft and the server has to run in offline mode!
Here is a video that might help with that.
This Question should cover the player name problem.
If you are still having troubles please leave a comment and i will see what i can do.