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Thread: Simple Lan connection in Java

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    Default Simple Lan connection in Java

    Hello

    Now that I found that there is a section for "networking" I know i'm posting in the right place.
    Last semester in university I successfully made a graphical chess game (thanks to some people on this forum) in java as my end of term project for programming.
    This term I have an option of adding LAN networking to my project .

    Question: How hard would something like this be?
    I've never done anything like that in any programming language so I don't know how difficult/easy it is to do.
    Could someone perhaps guide me along the right path here or at least throw some links to materials that I should read before
    I attempt to do this?

    The requirements are that when I start my program I will have a small window in my gui where I will input the port/IP adress and that stuff to connect to another computer on a lan network
    after which the game will start like a normal 1v1 chess game.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: Simple Lan connection in Java

    If you are working with IP addresses and ports, take a look at using the ServerSocket and Socket classes.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Simple Lan connection in Java

    Ok that's a start , I'll take a loot at that , thanks .

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