Overall, Discord is a reasonably stable application for community building tools that gamers and subcultures worldwide love. However, many users recently reported that they encountered the discord no route error message, which prevents them from connecting to a voice server.
The No route error is the same as the ICE and Stuck RTC connection errors. In every situation, Discord is being stopped in its tracks when trying to connect to a voice server.
What Is Causing Discord No Route Error?
After looking at the issue, we were able to identify some situations where this error could occur after analyzing different user reports:
- If you have a third-party firewall or antivirus running, 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.
This error could prevail while attempting to connect the server hosted on some other continent.
How to Fix the No Route Error
Below are the potential fixes and measures to fix the No Route error. The No Route error can be solved in most situations with a single or a mixture of these fixes.
Method 1: Restart Modem/Router and Computer
You may get a Discord No Route error if the IPv6 connection is interrupted by a constantly changing dynamic IP. In this case, you restart the router and your computer to eliminate the Discord No Route error.
Your router’s network settings do not need to be reset; you can unplug the power cable and plug it back in.
After restarting your router and computer, you can check whether you can connect to Discord voice servers without the Discord No Route error.
Method 2: Firewall & Antivirus
Anti-virus software appears to be unapologetically cautious, rejecting the best and commonly used programs and connections with the constantly-present threat of viruses, Trojans, and malware.
Discord is no exception, and it can be prohibited, particularly when it is not whitelisted, to connect to a voice channel triggering the no route error in consequence.
Load your anti-virus program and whitelist Discord for outgoing connections to fix this issue. How this is accomplished depends on the particular program, so see the official documentation for the proper steps.
You’ll also want to whitelist Discord in the Windows 10 firewall. Here’s how to do this:
- Click on the Windows Start menu, then click on Settings represented by the cogwheel icon.
- Click on Update & Security among the opinions. It is the last one available.
- Click on Windows Defender found among the options running vertically down the left-hand side of the window.
- Click on the Open Windows Defender Security Center.
- Click on the Firewall & network protection option.
- Among the options listed at the bottom of the Firewall & network protection window. Select “Allow an app through the firewall.”
- In the window that appears, click on the “Change Settings” box located to the right just above the programs’ list.
- Scroll down until you find Discord, tick the box to the left of “Discord” and tick the “Private” box.
Load up Discord, join a voice channel, and check if this has fixed the No Route error.
Method 3: Disable the VPN
Another possible reason for the No Route Discord error is the VPN connection since the Discord application cannot run with a VPN that doesn’t have a User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The best approach is to totally deactivate the VPN and try connecting Discord to a voice server to address this problem.
However, you can contact your VPN provider if you do need to use the VPN, asking whether it has a UDP feature and how to configure it. You can choose another VPN provider if it does not have the User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
Method 4: Network Restrictions
Network activity is often very restricted to securing the internal network’s integrity in educational and professional contexts, and external communication applications are often the first to be limited.
If you don’t have a lax network administrator, the chances are that access to Discord won’t be unblocked.
Method 5: Voice Region
Discord servers are connected to a specific server zone, which may create problems for users whose geographical position is, let’s say, halfway around the globe.
To fix this, contact your server’s admin and request alternative voice regions for the server to see if this remedies the No Route problem.
Method 6: Disable Quality of Service High Packet Priority
Some users said that the Discord No route error was easily fixed after disabling high priority service quality. So you could also see if it works for you.
If you do not know how to disable high priority service quality, follow these steps:
Launch Discord client on your PC and click on the gear icon on the bottom left corner.
- Scroll down to App Settings and click on Voice & Video.
- Under Quality of Service, click the toggle of Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority to disable it immediately.
- The re-launch the Discord client and see if the No Route error disappears. If this doesn’t work for you, move down to the next method.
Method 7: Flushing the DNS Setting
A few users reported that the problem was fixed after several Command Prompt commands had been used to reset their IP configurations. Some users report that the following procedure permanently fixes the issue, while others report repeating the following procedure regularly to bypass the error message.
- Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type “cmd” and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open up an Elevated Command Prompt.
- In the Elevated Command prompt, type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /release.
- Once the current IP configuration has been released, type the following command and press Enter to flush the DNS: ipconfig /flushdns.
- Finally, type the following command to renew the IP configuration: ipconfig /renew.
- Reboot your machine and see if the No Route error has been resolved at the next startup.
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