Hamachi not working with Minecraft [Solved]

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by Matthew Adams
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  • Hamachi is a VPN software that some players utilize to play Minecraft with. 
  • Encountering this issue leaves you unable to access the Minecraft servers, but this guide will help.
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Some players choose to play Minecraft with the Hamachi networking service. However, some players have said they can’t connect to the Minecraft servers while utilizing Hamachi.

Consequently, those users can’t play Minecraft with Hamachi.

These are some very useful potential fixes for Hamachi not working with Minecraft. Read on to find out more.

How can I fix Hamachi not working with Minecraft?

1. Update Minecraft to the latest version

  1. Open your Minecraft Launcher.
  2. Click Options in the Minecraft Launcher window.
  3. Press the Force update button shown directly below.
  4. Then select the Done option.

Note: If you’re playing with multiple users, they will need to be utilizing the same Minecraft and Hamachi versions. So, you might need to ask the other players to also update the required software.


2. Check your Windows firewall settings for jawaw.exe

  1. Click the Cortana search box.
  2. Enter firewall in the search box.
  3. Choose Windows Defender Firewall.
    The Windows Defender Firewall applet hamachi not working minecraft
  4. Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall to open the options shown directly below.
    The allow app settings hamachi not working minecraft
  5. Press the Change settings button.
  6. Select the Private and Public checkboxes for jawaw.exe.
  7. Click the OK button.

3. Add LogMeIn Hamachi to your firewall’s exceptions

  1. Open the WDF Control Panel applet as outlined for the resolution directly above.
  2. Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  3. Click the Change setting option.
  4. Press the Allow another app button.
    Add an app window hamachi not working minecraft
  5. Click the Browse button.
  6. Select the LogMeIn Hamachi.exe in the Browse window.
  7. Select LogMeIn Hamachi on the Add an app window.
  8. Click the Add button.
  9. Then click OK to exit.

4.  Turn off the Windows firewall

  1. Open the WDF Control Panel applet.
  2. Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off to open the settings shown directly below.
    Turn off Windows Defender Firewall options hamachi not working minecraft
  3. Select the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall radio buttons before playing Minecraft.
  4. Click OK to close the window.

If you’re utilizing third-party antivirus software, right-click the system tray icon for your antivirus utility.

Then look for and select a disable or turn off option in the utility’s context menu.

Your antivirus software might also include options that you can select a specific time period to disable its shield.

Avast Antivirus context menu hamachi not working minecraft

Note: Turn Windows Defender Firewall or your antivirus utility back on after playing Minecraft.


5. Adjust Hamachi’s IPV4 Interface metric value setting

  1. Press the Windows + S keyboard shortcut.
  2. Type network in the search box.
  3. Click View network connections to open the applet in the shot directly below.
    Network Connections applet hamachi not working minecraft
  4. Right-click the Hamachi network and select Properties.
    Properties window hamachi not working minecraft
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 on the Networking tab, and click the Properties button.
  6. Click Advanced on the General tab to open the window in the shot directly below.
    Interface metric box hamachi not working minecraft
  7. Deselect the Automatic metric checkbox if required.
  8. Enter 1 as the new value in the Interface metric checkbox.
  9. Click the OK buttons to close the windows.

Note: All the other players joining your Hamachi server will also need to change the metric value to one.


6. Enter your IPV4 address in the server.properties file

  1. Press the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut.
  2. Type cmd and press the Enter key.
  3. Input ipconfig in the Command Prompt, and press the Return key.
    The ipconfig command hamachi not working minecraft
  4. Note down the IPV4 Address listed under Wi-Fi.
  5. Open your Minecraft game folder in File Explorer.
  6. Open the server.properties file within the Minecraft installation folder.
  7. Enter your IPV4 address just after the = sign for server-ip=.
  8. Then save the file as serverproperties (without the dot in the file title).

These are some of the best resolutions players have confirmed can fix Hamachi not working with Minecraft. In addition, playing Minecraft without any mods might also help fix the issue.

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