As the title implies I am trying to connect to an Open To Lan world in order to play with siblings. I had it setup and running and managed to connect my sibling's computer to the world and mess around there a bit. After disconnecting and trying to let my sibling join later today I get an error message that says the authentication servers are down for maintenance. After checking on my computer, Mojang servers seem to be up and running.
My guess is that since my sibling is younger there are restrictions to keep them from seeing things they shouldn't see on the internet.This also stops them from connecting to Mojang at all times. I tried looking for solutions on Arqade but couldn't find any that seemed similar to my problem.
From what I understand a connection to Mojang is only required upon joining a server and not while playing.
Since a connection with Mojang is only necessary upon joining an Open To Lan world, would it be possible to bypass that and just directly connect to the world?