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How to fix Discord No Route error?

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Discord is a rather popular VOIP program initially built for gamers but has evolved to a larger audience owing to its popularity. 

However, as good as the program actually may be, it still suffers from problems from time to time. In this article, we’re taking a look at the No Route error on Discord.

Also read: Discord won’t open: 10 Fixes

What causes the Discord No Route error?

This error is caused by several connectivity related problems such as.

  • IP address assigned to your PC has changed.
  • Using a VPN without UDP.
  • Discord blocked by a firewall.
  • Third-party firewall or antivirus blocking Discord.
  • QoS doesn’t work with your network.
  • Server voice region incompatibility.

How to fix the Discord No Route issue?

Here are a few simple solutions you can try out to get rid of the error.

Restart everything

Restart the Discord app, your device and your networking equipment. Restarting devices can fix a bunch of seemingly random issues, including the Discord No Route issue. 

Run Discord as administrator

Since Discord uses UDP to communicate with its servers, there’s a chance that inappropriate permissions are getting in its way. Try running Discord with administrator privileges to check if that resolves your issue. 

Right-click on the Discord icon either on the desktop or the start menu and choose the Run as Administrator option. 

Check your internet connection

Discord requires an active internet connection to work. If you have an unstable internet connection, chances are you’re going to miss out on notifications. Suppose you’re on WiFi check to see if you’ve got internet access and strong signals. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if data is enabled and that you’ve got good network coverage.

Disable any firewalls

If you’re using any third-party firewalls, now’s the time to disable them to see if Discord is being blocked by them. The same goes for any third-party antiviruses.

If your Windows firewall is blocking Discord, refer to this guide to see how you can unblock the program.

Clear DNS settings.

As the error itself states, it has something to do with DNS settings. Misconfigured DNS settings can cause a lot of headaches. Here’s how you can reset them.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd, and hit enter.

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Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.

The Discord No Route error should be resolved.

Disable QoS in Discord

QoS or Quality of Service settings in Discord can at times interfere with system functions causing this error. 

Step 1: Press the settings gear icon next to your name at the bottom. 

Step 2: Head over to Voice and Video, and under Quality of Service, disable the Quality of Service High Packer Priority setting. 

Run an SFC scan

Corrupt files are the number one reason why your PC might be behaving weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.

Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues. 

Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problem, use the following command to resolve them. 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Restart your PC, and the Discord No Route error should be resolved. If that doesn’t help, you can also run a DISM scan to fix any other errors by using this guide

Also read: How to create a Conversation Thread in Discord?

Delete Discord folders

DIscord saves its resource files in the AppData and LocalAppData directories. By deleting these folders and restarting Discord, you can force the program to rebuild these files, resolving any problems in the process. 

Step 1: Open the Run prompt using Windows Key + R, type in %appdata% and hit enter.

Step 2: Delete the discord folder in the directory.

Now repeat these steps with %localappdata% and restart Discord.

Update Discord

The issue you’re facing may have already been fixed in an update you haven’t installed yet. Once you’ve launched Discord, press Ctrl + R. Discord will restart, download any pending updates, and probably fix the Discord No Route issue.

Check date and time settings

Using incorrect date and time settings on your PC can cause conflicts with several internet-based programs, including Discord. 

Step 1: Open Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2: Select Time & Language from the available options.

Step 3: For Windows to automatically determine your time, click on the toggle button below Set time automatically.

Step 4: Now click on the toggle button below Set time zone automatically option similarly for Windows to ascertain your time zone.

This should fix any problems Discord is facing, including the Discord No Route issue.

Reinstall Discord

If all else fails, your best bet is to reinstall Discord from scratch.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu and click on Apps & Features. 

Step 2: Find Discord in this list and click on Uninstall. 

Once the program has been removed, restart your PC, reinstall Discord and try launching it again. The Discord No Route issue should be fixed.

Also read: Top 15 funny TTS Discord sounds

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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