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My friend and I wanted to play together on my singleplayer world opened to LAN but we couldn't.

It kept displaying this message endlessly, but no matter how many times we tried to restart the worlds, Minecraft, or the computers, we still couldn't find my LAN world.

Scanning for games on your local network

We have both checked the most basic things (we are within the same network, we were playing on the same version (1.9) and our firewalls are allowing everything), we didn't have mods on, and we were each using a separate paid MC account.

I've searched around a little, and it seems like this is a very common problem for players on Minecraft 1.9 so I was just wondering if it was a problem with the new 1.9 update?

marked as duplicate by angussidney, Mathias711, Frank, MrLemon, Ealhad Mar 22 '16 at 13:45

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    Did you try using Direct Connect? – Ghalid Mar 21 '16 at 17:58
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    what exactly do you mean with "We had the same Internet"? There is only one Internet I know about. Also, Internet connection should be irrelevant for this, because LAN stands for Local Area Network, as in multiplayer not over the internet. – Philipp Mar 21 '16 at 18:10
  • @Philipp I assume she means that they were connected to the same network. – Ghalid Mar 21 '16 at 18:49
  • What operating systems are you and your friend running? – rivermont - Will B. Mar 21 '16 at 19:52
  • I'm not very familiar with Minecraft, and the two questions have different messages displayed on screen, so I'm not going to vote to close as a duplicate. – DCShannon Mar 22 '16 at 9:23

This is an issue that I have had in the past. This is what I did to fix it, it only works on Windows:

  1. Open Command Prompt. To do this, press Win+R and type 'cmd' and hit enter.

  2. Type in 'ipconfig' into the console that pops up.

  3. What you are looking for is your IPv4 address. Find the IPv4 which starts with 192.168, this is your LAN IP.

  4. Finally, in Minecraft, click direct connect and type in the IPv4 address followed by : and the port it tells you when you open the world to LAN.

Hope this helped!

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