TCP/IP computer networks use both the IP addresses and MAC addresses of connected client devices. While the IP address changes over time, the MAC address of a network adapter always stays the same. While the IP address changes over time, the MAC address of a network adapter always stays the same. The Internet Protocol address of a Minecraft multiplayer server depends on whether the server is being hosted on a internal or external network. With the former, the IP address is identical to the computer's. Find this by using the Windows 'ipconfig' command, under the Mac 'Network' tab or via the Linux 'ifconfig' command.
• From the Start menu, right-click Network, and then select Properties. This opens the Network and Sharing Center. • To view the IP address of a wired connection, click View Status to the right of Local Area Connection and click Details, then look for the address next to 'IPv4 IP Address' • To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, click View Status to the right of Wireless Network Connection and click Details then look for the address next to 'IPv4 IP Address'. To find the IP address on Windows XP, without using the command prompt. • From the Start menu, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties. • To view the IP address of a wired connection, double-click Local Area Connection and click the Support tab, then click Details and the window that appears will display the IP address. • To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, double-click Wireless Network Connection and click the Support tab, then click Details and the window that appears will display the IP address.
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Multiplayer games in 'Minecraft' require the player hosting the game to share their server's IP address with the other players. Without this address, other players can't tell their 'Minecraft' client what server to connect to, and therefore can't join the game. There are two ways to get your IP address, each suited to a different type of game. For play over a local area network, where all player computers are connected on the same network, you'll need the host computer's device IP address. For games played over the Internet with friends outside the network, you'll need your network's external IP address. Local Networks Log on to the server's host computer and press 'Windows-X' to launch the power user menu. If you're using a different computer to host the server than you will be to play, you need to perform these steps on the host computer.
The IP address of the computer you'll be playing on won't be useful for this process. Select 'Command Prompt' from the power user menu and enter the 'ipconfig' command when it loads. It may take a moment for your computer to load all the IP information, including the address you need. Make a note of the 'IPv4 Address,' which is your computer's local IP address. This is the number you'll need to give out to the other players, as well as the IP address you'll need to connect to if you're going to play on a computer other than the host computer. Start up your 'Minecraft' server software and bring the server online. Once the server is up and running, you need to get in contact with the other players and give them the IP address so that the game can begin.