Packet loss is a very common problem that several Discord users face while talking or streaming on the platform. If you’re a Discord server administrator and use it actively among your community, then experiencing packet loss can be very cumbersome. In this article, we will be discussing a few measures you can take to fix the Discord Packet Loss problem.
Fix Packet Loss on Discord
Before we begin with the fixes for this issue, we should describe packet loss briefly to those who are unaware. Communication on the internet, or any network for that matter, is established by sending and receiving packets of data. When these packets fail to reach their destination, it is referred to as Packet Loss. All apps are capable of suffering from packet loss, but its most common victims include ones that involve real-time packet processing like chatting platforms, video, audio, and gaming programs, and of course, streaming apps. Let us see how the impact of Packet Loss can be minimized on Discord.
- Check Discord Server Status
- Check the server region
- Resort to a wired connection
- Configure Discord Settings
- Disable Krisp on Discord
1] Check Discord Server Status
Servers always face downtime, especially if they’re as widely used as Discord. A dysfunctional server has a high chance of leading to packet loss, in which case you’re advised to first make sure that Discord is up and running.
- Open your web browser
- Visit the Discord Server Status website
- Monitor the number of servers and their status. A server that’s down will be denoted by a red sign, as shown in the picture.
You can further analyze the server status and look at other metrics like the API Response Time. This portal also provides a little history of issues found with Discord servers and how they were fixed with the View Historical Uptime option.
2] Check the server region
If you’ve joined a voice channel that’s hosted in a different country, then that can lead to packet loss as well. The further away the server of the voice channel is from your country, the more the latency increases. If that’s the case, you should try getting off that server or asking the voice channel’s administrator to change their server location.
3] Resort to a wired connection
It is extremely likely to experience packet loss on a wirelessly connected network. A wired connection is more stable and ensures a safer transmission of data, so switching to an ethernet connection can also do the job for you.
If you’re already on a wired connection, then try switching to a different Wi-Fi network to see if that’s of any help.
4] Configure Discord Settings
You can also modify Discord settings in a way that the entire packet loss issue can be avoided.
- Launch Discord on your PC
- Click on the Settings option next to your username in the bottom-left corner
- Select Voice & Video from the left-hand side list and further click on Advanced
- Under Quality of Service, you’ll find an option named “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”. Disable it
This should help you end any packet loss you’re experiencing on Discord while streaming or talking.
5] Disable Krisp on Discord
Lastly, you can try disabling Krisp on Discord as well. Krisp is Discord’s noise suppression utility that can, sometimes, block the noise and give the impression of packet loss. Therefore, you’re also advised to disable that.
- Open Discord Settings
- Select the Voice & Video tab
- Locate the Noise Suppression settings and select either Standard or None
Click on ‘Esc’ to save this change and check if you’re still experiencing packet loss.
How do I fix Discord’s bad voice connection?
A bad voice connection is a major audio problem with Discord, and it is very prevalent too. Discord says it could be an ICE Checking, No Route, or RTC Connecting error. The most common fixes for this include restarting the Modem + Router, making sure that Discord is disabled from any firewalls, or ensuring that your VPN has a UDP.
Why is packet loss so high?
If you’re wondering why you’re experiencing such high packet loss, it could be because of network congestion at your end. Other possible causes include faulty connections, unwanted traffic, or more data being processed through the network than it can handle.
We hope that you find this helpful.