So if I play LAN with my brother, I get some crazy issues. My only option of playing LAN is wirelessly due to the distance between the rooms. The computer that is hosting has no problems at all, but the computer in my basement that's joining is a different case altogether. For example, if I'm using my computer's wireless card, the computer will get a BSOD, with a message indicating that it's my wireless card. If I hook up a spare WRT54GL router to my basement PC to connect wirelessly (with a good signal), my router will just die every few minutes. What the hell? What is Minecraft killing my internet?
A recent patch supposedly is what causes the issue.
Test it out, you are the host right? The other computer connects and after a few minutes he disconnects and your internet is dead right?
The issue I am hearing is that it is a problem with minecraft that shows up with certain ethernet cards and certain operating systems.
Windows XP service pack 3 and on board realtek ethernet card here, and I have the problem. I have seen many people with on board realtek ethernet cards and XP that have this same issue.
The only fix that I have seen that really fixes it easy is to buy another ethernet card or use a different operating system.
My laptop that is windows 7 works fine for hosting.
Anyway I have bought for 16$ a cheapy-o ethernet card and am going to try it out tonight, I'll give you a heads up if it works.
The big thing is right now it is not Survival Multiplayer. It is Experimental Survival Multiplayer. I am sure he will fix this, evidence points to very soon. On notches "to-do list" it says implement Survival Multiplayer BEFORE beta. So there is a chance that before the 20th this could be fixed if you are willing to wait.
Best of luck, I am not computer wizard but this is the information I have pooled about the problem.
So I'd suggest to all those with this issue to go out and buy a cheap ethernet card if you use an on board one (mainly realtek) or are running XP.
Alternatively you could wait for a while
The game is coming out of alpha in a few days so if we are lucky he will focus a bit on survival multiplayer. If the "to-do" list is anything to judge by it says before beta notch and crew will be putting survival multiplayer in proper.
Well, like I said in my original post, I'm using my wireless card, not the Realtek Onboard Ethernet. The problem isn't my hardware, it's Minecraft itself. I have had absolutely no problems with either piece of hardware (WRT54GL or Wi-Fi Card) in the past. Every other game I have works perfectly, it's specifically Minecraft that my problem is with.
I'll try reinstalling Java, and I'll hope for miracles. Thanks for the suggestions so far guys.
No, your Realtek/Atheros chipset is still crap. Just because this hasn't happened before now doesn't mean Minecraft is responsible. It just means that Minecraft is the thing that can trigger the bug in your defective chipset.