Millions of gamers around the world play games on Minecraft. However, sometimes they see some errors while playing Minecraft. In this guide, we show you how to fix the Connection timed-out error on Minecraft.
Connection timed-out error mostly looks like this on Minecraft. Sometimes, you may see them with different text or error codes.
Failed to connect to the server.
Connection timed out no further information
Let’s see how we can fix the error and play Minecraft without any issues.
Fix Minecraft Server Connection Timed Out error
If you see Connection timed out no further information error on Minecraft, you can fix it in the following ways.
- Check your internet connection
- Check the Minecraft server status
- Disable VPN or proxy connections
- Whitelist your IP address
- Check your firewall settings
- Reset your network configuration
- Temporarily disable your antivirus
- Use port forwarding
- Check if the Minecraft version is correct
Let’s get into the details of each method and fix the issue.
1] Check your internet connection
An Internet connection is an absolute necessity to play Minecraft. You need to have a stable internet connection that constantly delivers the necessary speeds. If there are any issues with your internet connection, you might see this error. Run a speed test on your network and see if there are any problems. If there is any issue with the internet, fix them to get rid of the error. If not, follow the below methods.
Read: Fix Network & Internet connection problems in Windows
2] Check the Minecraft server status
If the server you are trying to connect to on Minecraft is down, you might see the error. You need to check if the server is working fine or online. There are free tools like mcstatus.io that can help you check the server status of Minecraft. Just head to such websites and enter the server id or name you are trying to connect to. You will get the details of the server and see if there are any issues with it.
3] Disable VPN or proxy connections
If you are connected to the internet through a VPN or proxy and see the connection timed-out error on Minecraft, you need to disable them to fix the issue. To disable the VPN, you can open the VPN program from the system tray icons and disable it. If you have the kill-switch enabled, turn off it to not disable the internet connection with the VPN. You also need to disable the proxy in the Settings app of your Windows 11/10 PC.
4] Whitelist your IP address
Anyone can host a Minecraft server. If you are trying to connect to such a third-party server, you need to contact the server team or owner to whitelist your IP address. The teams that host Minecraft servers blacklist IP addresses they deem unsafe for their servers. You need to find a way to contact them and get your IP address whitelisted on their servers to fix the issue.
5] Check your firewall settings
There are huge changes that the firewall on your PC is blocking the connection on Minecraft. You need to check the firewall settings and whitelist the Minecraft application in your firewall. This should fix the issue by stopping the interference of firewall settings with the Minecraft application. Search for Windows Defender Firewall in the Start menu and open it. Then, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall. It opens an Allowed apps window. Click on the Change settings button and select the Minecraft application in the list by checking the buttons beside it.
6] Reset your network configuration
The next thing you can do to fix this error is to renew your IP address. It will resolve network connectivity issues due to which you might be getting the connection timed out error on Minecraft. So, renew your IP address using the below steps and see if the error is fixed.
First, open the Command Prompt window with elevated privileges. After that, enter the below commands one by one:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
When the commands are finished, close CMD and relaunch Minecraft and try to connect to the server to see if the error is fixed or not.
7] Temporarily disable your antivirus
If you are seeing the connection timed out error on Minecraft, there are chances that the antivirus program you have installed on your computer might be interfering with the Minecraft application and its connection. You can validate it by disabling the antivirus temporarily and trying to connect to the server on Minecraft. If the connection is established without any error, you need to remove Minecraft from antivirus interference by whitelisting it in the settings of the antivirus program.
8] Use port forwarding
Port forwarding also known as port mapping is a method of forwarding a network port from one network node to another. Minecraft uses port 25565 for connections. If there is another program installed on your computer that uses the same port, you might be seeing the connection timed out error. You can port forward to fix the issue.
To get started,
- Search for Windows Defender Firewall in the Start menu and open it
- Click on Advanced settings in the side panel
- It will open Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
- Right-click on Inbound Rules and select New Rule
- Under the Rule Type select Port and click Next
- Enter 25565 in the text box beside Specific local ports and click Next
- Make sure Allow the connection is checked and click Next again. Click Next again on the next screen.
- Enter a name for the rule and save it.
- Now, repeat the same process with Outbound Rules.
Restart your computer and try connecting to the server on Minecraft and see if it is fixed or not.
9] Check if the Minecraft application version is correct
Servers are updated regularly on Minecraft to adapt to the latest version of the Minecraft application. Sometimes, the owners of servers stop their usage on the older versions of Minecraft. You need to update Minecraft to the latest version to fix the connection timed out error. You can check the versions supported by the server in the details of it. Check the version of your Minecraft application in its Installation settings. If the version does not match, update it to the supported version by downloading it from the Minecraft official website.
Read: Minecraft not installing on Windows PC
These are the different ways using which you can fix the connection timed out error on Minecraft.
Why does it say Connection timed out on Minecraft Direct Connect?
If you see the connection timed out error on Minecraft Direct Connect or while connecting to a server on Minecraft it might be due to many reasons. They are mainly antivirus blocking the connection, firewall settings, or restricted IP address of a VPN, etc. You can follow the above methods to fix the issues.
Why does Minecraft keep failing to connect to server?
If Minecraft keeps failing to connect to the server, you need to check the status of the server and find out if it is working fine or not. You may see issues like this even if there are any issues with your internet connection, or if the antivirus or firewall is blocking the Minecraft connection.
Related read: How to reset Minecraft game application in Windows.