How to Fix No Route Error in Discord

How to Fix No Route Error in Discord

/ Shayne Sherman

Many users have trouble connecting to Discord voice channels due to a Discord No Route error. The no route error is almost the same as the Stuck RTC Connecting Errors.

The Discord No Route error happens because Discord is stopped when it tries to connect to any Discord voice server.

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Most of the time, the error is caused by misconfigured Windows Defender Firewall settings or Antivirus software preventing Discord from getting access to the outgoing connection.

To ensure that you can resolve the problem at the end of this article, make sure to follow all the steps in the order below.

This is not the same as the Discord Mic not Working or Can’t Hear Anyone on Discord issues.

Method 1: Restart your Internet Modem / Router

The easiest way to troubleshoot Discord errors is by restarting your router. This way, you can check whether the problem is caused by your ISP or your computer’s configuration without changing user or app settings.

Step 1: Press the Power Button on your router and wait for all the lights to turn off.

Step 2: Unplug your router from the power outlet

Step 3: Press and Hold the power button for about 5-10 seconds

Step 4: Plug in your router

Step 5: Turn on your router and try connecting to any Discord voice servers and see if the issue is resolved. If you still encounter the error after restarting your router, the problem is within your computer’s settings. Proceed to the following method below.

Method 2: Disable QoS on Discord’s Settings

In some cases, your computer might not be able to keep up with high packet priority quality of service on Discord, resulting in a No Route error.

Some users reported that disabling QoS from the settings resolved their problem. Follow the steps below to disable “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority” on Discord.

Step 1: Open Discord

Step 2: Click on the Settings Icon

discord settings option

Step 3: Scroll down the side menu and Find Voice & Video

Step 4: On Voice & Video Settings, find “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”

Step 5: Click on the switch and make sure that it is turned off

enable qos in discord

Step 6: Restart Discord and join any Discord voice channels to see if the issue is fixed.

Method 3: Perform DNS FLUSH

Many discord users reported that flushing the DNS and Renewing your IP can fix the “No route” error on Discord. Most of the time, you will only need to perform this method once, and the error will be corrected.

See Also: How to Fix “DNS Server not Responding” on Windows 10

But some users experienced the need to perform DNS Flush occasionally to fix the error.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for CMD

run CMD as administrator

Step 2: Right Click on it and select Run as Administrator

run as admin cmd

Step 3: On the CMD window, Type ipconfig /release and hit Enter

ipconfig release

Step 4: After releasing your IP Address, Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter

ipconfig flushdns

Step 5: After flushing DNS, Type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter

ip config renew

Step 6: Restart your computer and try connecting to a Discord voice channel and check if the “No route” error is solved

Method 4: Use Google’s DNS Server Settings

If you have a network administrator, you may also ask them to perform these steps.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Network Status

Step 2: Open Network Status

search network status

Step 3: On Network Status, Find Change Adapter Options

change adapter settings

Step 4: Right-click on your network adapter and select the properties

network properties

Step 5: On Ethernet Properties, Find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Step 6: Click on Properties

tcp ip properties

Step 7: On IPv4 properties, click on Use the following DNS server addresses

GOOGLE’s DNS SERVER (under preferred DNS server)

Alternate DNS SERVER

change dns settings

Step 7: Open up Discord and join a Discord voice channel to check if you can fix Discord.

Method 5: Allow Discord in Windows Firewall

There are cases when the Windows Firewall blocks incoming and outgoing connections from specific applications, leading to the app not working. Allowing Discord through the firewall may fix the Discord issue.

Step 1: Open the Control Panel by simultaneously holding down the Windows and R keys, type in “control” in the run dialog box, and press Enter.

run control

Step 2: In the Control Panel, click on System and Security and then click Windows Defender Firewall.

system and security firewall

Step 3: In the next window, click on “Change Settings” and click on “Allow another app”

allow another app in firewall

Step 4: Click on Browse, locate your Discord application shortcut, and click Open. Next, click Add, and last, click OK.

add app in firewall
confirm adding app in firewall

Step 5: Launch Discord and join any Discord voice server to see if you can fix Discord.

Method 6: Changing the Voice Call Server Region

This Discord Route Error can also be caused by a network problem in a specific Discord voice region. You can potentially fix the Discord No Route error if you change the Discord Voice region you are on.

Step 1: In a direct call from Discord, click on the drop-down arrow to open the Discord server settings window for the region that you are currently on and select a different voice region.

change discord voice region

Step 2: After selecting a different voice region, check if the issue has been fixed.

Method 7: Check Your VPN Settings

When you use a VPN, you will be given varying IP addresses. Regardless of the VPN provider, you are using, you will be assigned a new IP address every time the VPN application launches unless you set it to a fixed location.

If your VPN provider does not have this option, we suggest you use a different one. If you have no idea what VPN providers offer customizable settings for your IP address, then we recommend getting help from your network admin. Just let your network admin know that you want a VPN that will allow you to set a fixed IP address instead of getting varying IP addresses every time you use the VPN app.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.