How To Fix Discord No Route Error? [Updated]

| Last Updated On: August 9, 2020
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It’s been half a decade since the Discord has started serving the gamers, and I’ll say it is pretty reliable when it comes to VoIP. It’s not only loved because of the fact that it’s free and reliable but also because of the amazing community.

However, like all the other applications, Discord has some issues as well, Discord No Route Error being one of them.


What Is Causing Discord No Route Error?


There isn’t any specific reason that might be causing this problem. However, from the different user reports, there are few scenarios that have caused no route error.

Here are a few common causes for this error:

  • If you have a third-party firewall or antivirus running, the Discord won’t be able to make a connection with an external server.
  • If the IP address (typically Dynamic IP) assigned has changed, the system resources might get stuck, causing the no route error.
  • Discord might be blocked or restricted on the network you are using to access it.

When trying to connect the server that is hosted on a different continent, this error might prevail.


How To Fix The No Route Error?


Errors can be a real pain (we know!), but don’t worry. For this particular error, we have listed down some tried and tested solutions. Try them one by one, and we hope Discord no route error will be gone in a few:


Fix #1: Reboot And Restart


Have you ever slept off your problems? Exactly, this is what works sometimes! Restarting your computer is similar to the sleeping off your problems. The first and foremost question you’ll be asked by the help desk will be, “did you try restarting your computer?”.

Wondering why you should reboot your PC along with router or modem? Well, there are specific system resources that get stuck. In order to fix these resources, it is recommended to restart your devices as a different IP address might resolve your issue.

Now, here is what you can do. Firstly, restart your modem/router and then check if the error is still prevailing. If it does, try restarting your computer then along with router/modem again.

Once everything is rebooted and restarted, test your Discord.


Fix #2: Disable QoS


Quality of Service (QoS) is a service over networks that allows packets to be prioritized while they’re being transferred. Most voice applications use high priority packets to reduce lag and ensure better quality when it comes to performance. Discord does it too.

However, most applications can’t handle QoS settings and produce more problems. Disabling “High Packet Priority” in Discord can help you counter the problem as well. Here’s how you can disable Discords’ QoS right away:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Next, open up the “User Settings” which appear to the right of your username with the cog.
    Discord user settings screen
  3. On the new window, find the “Voice and Video” settings in the left panel.
    Settings of discord
  4. Scroll down to find the “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority” setting and disable it.
    Enabling the QOS
  5. Retry connecting to a channel and use your audio.

If it works, this was the solution to your problem. However, if this didn’t bring results, scroll down below and have a look at other solutions we’ve presented.


Fix #3: Check Your Firewall And AV Settings


The firewall allows internet packets to flow through your system and come back in. But, if the configuration is messed up, your Discord packets can’t go through. This can also produce the “No Route” error in your application.

For starters, you should check your Firewall settings to see if they allow Discord to make connections or not. This is how you can check your Firewall settings:

  1. First of all, close your Discord.
  2. Open the control panel either by searching it on the search bar or running it on the Run Dialog box.
  3. Now, from the given list of the items, select “Windows Defender Firewall
    Control panel screen
  4. Once the window opens, from the left panel select “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall
    Allowing an app through windows defender firewall
  5. Locate the “Change settings” option and click it.
  6. Now from the list, find the Discord and make sure that public and private both check-boxes are ticked. Then, select Discord and delete it.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Run Discord again. This time you might be given a prompt to provide permission to access public and private networks by Windows Defender Firewall, ignore it.
  9. Now try connecting Discord voice channel.

Fix #4: Change Your Voice Server Region


It is no science, the location of your server matters. The distant the server is, the more lag and ping issues you’ll face. Therefore, it is essential to choose a server that’s near you geographically.

In simpler words, you might be facing no route error because the server is in a different location, or there is a region outage. Whatever the reason is, you might have to change your region to fix this issue.

If you have administrator rights for the server, you can change the region yourself. However, if you don’t, then ask the admin of the server to do so for you.

Here is how you can change the server if you are admin:

  1. Log in to the Discord.
  2. Now click on the “Server” or the arrow facing down next to it.
    Main screen of discord
  3. Once the context menu opens, click the server settings.
  4. In the server settings window, click on the overview in the left panel if it is not already selected.
  5. In this window, you’ll be displayed various information about the server, such as the name and its region. Click on the Change button right next to the server region.
    Server overview
  6. This will open the server region window. Select the area closest to you.

For this particular fix, you might have to restart your Discord after changing the region. Once restarted, try connecting to a voice channel to check if the issue is fixed.


Fix #5: Remove Your VPN


If there’s one issue most people point out, it’s Discord, and it’s an unhealthy relationship with VPNs! However, it isn’t the case with all VPNs. If your VPN doesn’t make use of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) for connections, you’re up for a change.

Discord seems to work fine with VPNs, which have this protocol enabled or allow support for it.

So, if you’ve changed your VPN service or modified some configurations in it, you might want to switch it back. This will help you re-establish your connection and bypass the ‘No Route’ error.


Fix #6: Verify Whether Discord Is Blocked By Your Network Admin


There is a strong possibility that Discord is restricted or blocked by your network admin if you are using Discord in school, library, or public place. To know if this is the case, you can either ask them directly or check yourself if Discord is blocked over the network you are connecting with.

Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Firstly, open the control panel. You can either search on the search bar or just run the “Control Panel” in the Run dialog box.
  2. Now, locate the icon for “network and sharing center”. Click the icon to open settings related to the network.
    Opening the network and sharing from control panel
  3. From the list of active networks, search for the one that has “Internet” as its access type.
  4. Now, for that network, click hyperlink (the blue text) next to the connections.
    Network and sharing center screen
  5. A dialog box will appear that must be displaying your connection’s status. Click on the “Properties” button on that dialog box.
    Opening the ethernet 4 properties
  6. Once the properties for your connection open, search for the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4) from the given list on the dialog box. Select it and then click the “Properties” button.
    Ethernet 4 properties
  7. On the next screen, select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” button and type “8 8 8 8” in the text box along with the Preferred DNS Server and type “8 8 4 4” in the text box given for Alternate DNS Server. Uncheck the “Validate settings upon exit” checkbox and click the OK button.
    Properties of internet protocol version 4
  8. Now, close all the dialog boxes and restart your computer.

Hopefully, this will resolve your issue if it is related to network admin.


Fix #7: Change Current DNS Server To Google DNS Server


DNS servers are used to get access to websites over the network. Your device makes a connection to some website by accessing its IP address (a strange number for each resource on the network). This IP address is actually returned by that very DNS server.

Often, DNS servers fail to return resources over the network. Let’s not get into the nitty-gritty details of the problem at hand and switch back to Discord. If the DNS server is, in fact, the issue here, you can change your DNS server settings to get your Discord application to work again.

How you may ask? Here’s a list of steps you can follow to change your DNS server settings to a well-known DNS server i.e., Google’s:

  1. Press the “Windows key + I” key to open the Windows settings.
    Windows settings
  2. Once the settings open, click “network and internet option.”
  3. Select the “Change adapter options” under the change your settings heading.
    Opening the adapter options
  4. Here you’ll be displayed all the active networks, right-click your active network adaptors and click “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
    Network adapter properties
  5. In the Ethernet Properties, look for the Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) option and double click to open its properties.
    Internet Protocol Version 4 Screen
  6. In the IP Address properties window, change the default DNS to the google DNS as shown in the picture below:
    Adding Google dns server addresses
  7. Once done click the OK button.
  8. Restart your computer and test the Discord if the error is gone or not.


Fix #8: Renew Your IP Address


No route errors are also caused by varying IP addresses. As we’ve discussed IP addresses before, they’re also assigned to your machine. So, each computer gets an IP address, which helps it connect to the network or gain access online.

Now, if your system is configured to use DHCP (or what causes varying IP addresses), you need to change this. Many people who’ve experienced this error have a quick workaround this problem; manually renew your IP address.

Here’s how you can renew your IP address on a Windows machine:

  1. Press “CTRL+R” on your keyboard
  2. Type “cmd” to open Command Prompt
  3. Now, type the following command in your command line: “ipconfig /release.” This Command effectively releases the IP address which was assigned to you by the DHCP server.
  4. However, now you need a new IP address. Let’s assign a new IP address using this command: “ipconfig /renew.

There you go! Now you have a renewed IP address. This will work on all Windows versions and won’t raise another issue.


Fix #9: Use Discord Through Your Browser


Discord’s desktop application is often the originator of this problem, as well. Usually, application developers make different applications for each platform, like Android, iOS, Windows, etc. This means each platform has its own application.

If other solutions haven’t shown much luck to you, you can try to access Discord via your browser. This can help you bypass the issue and get access to your profile almost immediately. Though the interface might be different, there’s not much difference in terms of features.


Fix #10: Check Your Connections


If the error isn’t fixed yet, there is one last thing you can do, check the connections.

Check all the connections related to the Internet. If you are using a router/modem, make sure that it is connected properly. Furthermore, restart the modem and test the Discord.


Final Verdict:

We understand how frustrating it is to be disconnected from your friends over Discord while gaming. Therefore, we tried our level best to give you all the possible solutions to fix this error.

We hope that any one of the above worked for you! If not, then consider changing your gaming router or ask for customer help on Discord. Happy Discording!

 
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Bobby Segura
Bobby Segura

Gaming enthusiast who enjoys everything from the Vagrant Story to Assassin’s Creed. His interest in gaming soon transformed into passion and he started working as an author of NeoGamr.

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