Minecraft is one of the most popular action-adventure sandbox games released ever. The game puts a lot of emphasis on digging around for minerals and crafting the tools, weapons and items required to survive in the in-game world.
However, as popular the game might be, it isn’t exactly immune to random bugs and glitches. In this article, we’re talking about how to fix the ‘internal exception java net socketexception’ connection reset error in Minecraft.
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Fixing connection problems in Minecraft
Here are a few solutions you can try out to fix the problem.
Check your internet connection
The first thing you should do is check your internet connection. Check to see if the cables are properly connected between your router and PC or if you’re on WiFi, check if you have a decent signal and an active internet connection.
Use a VPN
Using a VPN can circumvent any geo-restrictions on the game you’re trying to connect. There’s also a chance that the IP address you’re using to connect to the server is banned. You can sidestep this using a VPN.
Change your DNS server
There are multiple free DNS providers using whom you can fix this issue. In this example, we’re going to use Google’s DNS.
Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open the Windows settings and click on Network & Internet.
Step 2: Click on Change adaptor options.
Step 3: Right-click on your active network (WiFi or LAN) and click Properties.
Step 4: Find Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list, click on it, and click Properties.
Step 5: Check the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button and type in 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 in the preferred and alternative DNS addresses, respectively.
Now restart your computer and try connecting to the server again. The error should be fixed.
Flush your DNS settings
Misconfigured DNS settings can also cause connectivity errors when connecting to a Minecraft server. Try flushing it to see if that solves your problem.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R and type in cmd, and hit enter.
Step 2: Type in ipconfig /flushdns to reset DNS settings to default.
If the above command doesn’t help, try entering these commands in the Command Prompt one at a time.
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset
If you suspect an issue with your router’s DHCP assignment, use these commands to release your old IP and request a new one.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
If this doesn’t work, use the following commands to reset your network stack.
ipconfig/flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt netsh winsock reset
Restart your PC and try again.
Reduce your render distance
If nothing else works, try reducing the render distance in your video settings to see if that resolves the issue.
Step 1: Open Minecraft and click Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to Video and lower the chunk distance.
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