How do you make a local (LAN) server in minecraft?

I went to multiplayer and pressed “New Server” I entered the name I want it to be and the address. I pressed done but it said “hostname not available”

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “How do you make a local (LAN) server in minecraft?”

    “New Server” doesn’t create a server; it just lets you add one to the list of servers you connect to regularly.

    To create a server, you have to run the server executable, “Minecraft_Server.exe” or “minecraft_server.jar”. Detailed instructions can be found on the minecraft wiki if you need more help getting set up or run into performance issues. If you are running the server on the same machine as the client, you can connect to “localhost” as the server address, or your own IP address.

    If you want to create a LAN server to play with your buddies connected on the same network, create a single player world, then from the pause screen, select ‘Open to LAN’, as pictured below.

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    Go to your game menu and press “Open to LAN”. Next, it will show your IP address.
    Write down the IP address, and go back to the title screen and click on multiplayer.
    Then, click on “Add server”, name the server and then type in the IP address.

    Five steps:

    1. Open to LAN
    2. It will give you a 5-digit port number
    3. Find your IPv4 Address using ipconfig in Command prompt (search CMD in search bar)
    4. combine to make something like 123.456.7.8:89072
    5. use direct connect and connect to the game
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