I have a Dedicated Bedrock Server running on my PC, and I can't connect from the same PC where the server is. If I add it onto the list of servers, it appears as "Locating server" and never finds it.

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If I try to connect, I get "Unable to connect to world".

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On my friend's PS4, it appears on the Friends tab as a LAN Game on a Dedicated Server.

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And also on my sister's laptop.

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  • Well try checking your internet Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 2:13
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    Hi @Caden. Lemon is trying to connect directly to a server running on the same PC. Internet connectivity shouldn't matter in this case.
    – Robotnik
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 5:38
  • I had the same problem 'unable to connect to world' when 2 players connect from the same router/ip. Solution for me was let 1 player use a VPN, and the problem was solved. Tried is with pc <-> pc and android <-> pc, Commented Oct 25, 2021 at 17:46

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The file bedrock_server_how_to.html in the same compressed file as the server contains some information:

On some systems, when you wish to connect to the server using a client running on the same machine as the server is running on, you will need to exempt the Minecraft client from UWP loopback restrictions:

CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt –a

You just need to copy and paste that command on a cmd terminal as administrator to lift the restrictions.

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