How to fix Minecraft LAN games not showing up

Minecraft can be played online. There are thousands of attendees that you can join and play. If you do not want to play online, you can play offline and you can create a local game. Minecraft players connected to the same network / router you can access the local game but will not be visible to players outside the network. LAN game is easy to connect; Minecraft lists them within the game. All you have to do is select a game and you will be connected.

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Minecraft LAN games without showing up

You can create a Minecraft LAN game in both Java version and Bedrock version. You can use any seed value but the important thing is that you open the game up to the LAN. There is a special situation for this.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Click Create new to create a new world.
  3. Select the Multiplayer option.
  4. turn on Multiplayer.
  5. Enable the Visible with LAN player selection.
  6. The game visible to other players on the LAN.

If you have opened a game to the LAN but cannot see other players, try the following solutions. Try them on both the host computer and messenger / other computers trying to get into the game.

1. Check Windows firewall settings

Windows Firewall may be blocking incoming and / or outgoing connections to the game. You need a Minecraft whitelist to prevent the connection from being blocked.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. go to System and security> Windows Defender Firewall.
  3. In the left hand column, click Allow an app or feature through a Windows firewall.
  4. Click Change settings.
  5. Browse the list of apps and enable public and private access to Minecraft.

2. Check antivirus settings

If you are using a third party anti-virus ie, something other than Windows Defender, check its firewall settings. Whitelist Minecraft in the virus. You can also try switching to Windows Defender. It does not block Minecraft connections by default.

3. Enable network detection

Make sure that your computer, and the computers that are trying to join the LAN game are both available on the network.

  1. Open the Configuration application with keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. go to Network and internett.
  3. Select the WiFi tab.
  4. Click Manage known networks.
  5. Select the network you are connected to and click on the Buildings button.
  6. set up Find a network to Public.

4. Disable AP isolation from the router

AP Isolation is a network setting that is activated by your router. You need to change this setting by accessing the router’s admin panel.

  1. Open Prompt command.
  2. Run this command: ipconfig
  3. Note down the Basic gateway IP.
  4. Open your browser and itthe IP address you specified.
  5. Sign in with the admin username and password.
  6. Look for the AP Remote Settings and disable it.
  7. Restart the router.


LAN games are a great way to play with friends. There is a lot less lag than you would play on an online server and for many players, it is more fun when everyone is in the same room.

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