One of the most popular games worldwide, Minecraft, has been reported having some connectivity issues.
Users reported receiving an error message when trying to connect to Minecraft‘s servers. The error message confirmed that there was no internet connection, although users claim having no network connection issues whatsoever.
In this guide, we will be providing you with a series of methods to fix the connection error.
How can I fix Minecraft internet connection issues?
- Restart the Minecraft launcher and computer
- Disable Windows Firewall
- Try to restart your router/modem
- Attempt to reconnect your account
- Modify settings using Command Prompt
1. Restart the Minecraft launcher and your computer
As simple as it may sound, restarting the Minecraft launcher and/or computer should be the first thing you should try before diving into more advanced fixes.
Try closing the launcher first, reboot your PC and try connecting to the Minecraft servers again.
2. Disable Windows Firewall
Sometimes, your firewall could be blocking Minecraft’s connectivity to the internet. Turn off the firewall and see if you can then connect to the game servers.
To turn off the firewall follow these steps:
- Press Start button and open the Control Panel
- Click System and Security > select Windows Firewall
- Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off > Select Turn Windows Defender Firewall off (not recommended)
- Click OK to make sure the changes were saved.
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3. Try to restart your router/modem
In some cases, your internet connection might be jammed, although it may seem to be active.
Perform a restart on your router/modem. To do so, you can do one of the following steps:
- Find the Power button on your router/modem and press it to turn off. Press it again to turn the router/modem on and wait for all the lights to open. Or
- Simply unplug your router/modem from the power socket and plug it back in. Wait for all the lights to turn on before testing the connection
4. Attempt to reconnect your account
Trying to log out of your account and logging back in is a way to refresh the profile authentication.
Performing this simple task could help your account connect to the servers.
5. Refresh internet settings using Command Prompt
Another solution that’s been reported to work for many users is described as follows:
- Press Start button > type cmd in the search box
- Right click on the Command Prompt > select to Run as administrator
- Type netsh winsock reset catalog in the Command Prompt > press Enter on your keyboard
- Restart your computer and try connecting to the Minecraft servers again
These were the most efficient solutions we found for fixing Minecraft‘s server connectivity issues. If you know any other working solutions, feel free to share them in comment section below.
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