We are preparing to teach some summer camps with our local YMCA this summer. In testing the set up, I found that LTM runs fine, I can obtain an ip address, but we cannot connect to Minecraft - results in a time out error. IT help suggested it might be a port error, minecraft.net is not blocked on their system.
I sent them the information that minecraft is generally port 25565.
Here is the reply I have had from this IT department. Can you help me to understand how the servers work? Is the answer to their question scenario A or B?
FROM YMCA IT HELPDES: Here's the problem I think we'll run into, from the instructions you linked: "You will need to port forward port 25565 to the internal IP address of your server in your router"
Put simply, if you're at your house trying to connect to the minecraft server at my house, then I have to tell the cable modem at my house that when a minecraft connection request comes in from the internet, to send it to my PC. While most home routers make this easy for home users to accomplish, we may not be able to accomplish such a task with our business Wi-Fi.
Can you tell me if either of these scenarios describe your goals?
A) You will set up a minecraft server at your location (gym, church, camp, school, etc), and then participants who are ONLY at that location will connect to it and play
B) You will set up a minecraft server at your location, and then participants who are at home or at other locations will connect to it and play
A is something we can do a lot easier than B.
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When my class members get their ip address for the server, are they (the class code) the only ones on that server? or are they mixed in with other classes (locations)?
any information will be greatly appreciated.