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asked by (13 points)
Hi everybody,

I'm new to X-Plane 11, I'm from FSX. I need help on how do I do a LAN session in XP11?

Thanks in advance.
commented by (472 points)
Is it possible to have a non LAN session too? Like in FSX.
commented by (13 points)

"Is it possible to have a non LAN session too? Like in FSX."

Yes, via IVAO, I have no idea how that works too. Like I said, I'm totaly new, a noob;)

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My buddy and I just did this yesterday:   we flew together via multiplayer just using only native XP11 over the internet.   It works beautifully and once established it is always there, provided of course that the internet is up and you don't disable it.

Based on my memory, here is what we did:

(1.) Determine each players public (Internet) IP address

(2.) Configure your routers to "PORT FORWARD" ports 49000 and 49001 from your internal ip address ( or whatever....

(3.) Configure the Windows Firewall on your computers to allow all traffic through the firewall from X-plane

(4.) On the NETWORK setting tab in X-Plane11 do the following

(a.) Check that the UDP ports match what you set in your routers' port forwarding (i.e. 49000-49001) on the UDP Ports menu

(b.) Enter the others' IP address on the MULTIPLAYER menu and then click  "Add Multiplayer Machine"

(4.) Both of you setup the same flight in X-Plane 11

(5.) Check in SETTINGS on the NETWORK tab:   If you did everything above correctly, you should see indications under "SENDING DATA TO"  and "RECEIVING DATA FROM" sections (for example: "Multiplayer machine 1 Cessna Skyhawk ( {Your buddy's IP address }   ......    Just now" that you are sending and receiving data with your buddy.

(6.) A quick test is to send each other a text message from within the cockpit by hitting the ENTER key, typing a short message and hitting ENTER to send it.  Your buddy should see it pop up on a single line in the middle of his screen.

(7.) One note, if you both start at the same default position (i.e. rwy start position) you might not see each other, because X-plane has a tendency to put one plane on top of another!

Like you, I am brand new to Xplane11 and coming from FSX and DCS. This was a pretty easy setup, but didn't find very many tutorial's on it. 

Hope this works for you.



commented by (472 points)
Hi Alan,

Cheers for the in depth instructions. Ill have to give it a try oneday when I have a bit of time.


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answered by (19.3k points)

Multiplayer in X-Plane only works on a local network. Here are instructions from the manual

commented by (175 points)
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Yes, you can join friends within X-plane 11 across the Internet, it doesnt need to be "local".

Google, "Whats my ip address" note it, get your friends to do the same, share. On the Settings/Network Tab, upper right, input your friends ip addresses adding a line each. Get them to do the same.

You may all need to open UDP port forwarding on each router/firewall (49000-49010) - check youtube for your models, if you dont know how. Allow Xplane11 through your firewall.

Ensure you all disconnect xSquawkbox and iVap using PluginAdmin (Upper Left Dropdown Menu) simply untick.

LR need to invest a little work as currently multiplayer doesnt send livery data.

Hope this helps