COMMUNITY

Trying to Create a LAN server

Hello!

I’ve spent quite a bit of time fiddling around trying to create a way to create a LAN connection between two devices on the same network. With all my efforts, all I managed to get to, using SocketHost, was to have app instances on the same device be able to speak to one another. I could not make it work for different devices connecting on the same server.

Does anyone have an idea how to do this, and have an example of their own? I am really curious on how to do this and it seems overly complicated

Have you bound the server to the IP address 0.0.0.0? I think that’s necessary for it to accept connections from other devices.

Are you certain that you are attempting to connect to the correct local IP address? Can you ping that IP address from the device where you want to connect from?

I’d try connecting to the server with netcat … if that doesn’t work you know that the problem is likely server-side.

(I haven’t used sockets with Haxe yet … this is just general client/server debugging advise.)