I am trying to play on a multiplayer for Minecraft on the PC.

All it says in the multiplayer server menu is "Scanning for games on your local network". However, it never finds the server.

How can I make this work?

  • -1 | Although this question is now nicely written thanks to Peanut, you really should use proper English.
    – aytimothy
    Jun 12, 2016 at 2:48
  • Since you mentioned Scanning servers on local network, is your question about making a LAN server, joining a LAN server, or joining any other server?
    – John K
    Jun 12, 2016 at 13:33

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You need to add a server. The "scanning for servers" message is for LAN servers, which are servers hosted on your WiFi/other network.

Pretend we wanted to join the server Mineplex. I'd search for the IP, then enter what ever is there. The IP for Mineplex is hub.mineplex.com.

We would go to Multiplayer and click Add Server. Type in a name in the first text box. Then, in the next box, type in the IP. Like I said earlier, the IP is hub.mineplex.com. Once you type that in, press Done. Now, you can press the server and click Join to play on it!

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