How to fix Minecraft no internet connection errors on PC

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  • Minecraft players have been reporting getting a no internet connection error when launching the game.
  • To fix Minecraft internet connectivity problems, try to restart your router/modem as in some cases, your internet connection might be jammed, although it may seem to be active.
  • For more guides on how to fix Minecraft errors, we have created a page dedicated to Troubleshooting Minecraft.
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Minecraft fix internet error

One of the most popular games worldwide, Minecraft, has is showing some users a no internet connection error.

Users reported receiving an error message when trying to connect to Minecraft‘s servers. The error message confirmed that there was no internet connection, although users claim to have no network connection issues whatsoever.

In this guide, we will be providing you with a series of methods to fix the connection error.

How can I fix Minecraft internet connection issues?

  1. Restart the Minecraft launcher and computer
  2. Disable Windows Firewall
  3. Try to restart your router/modem
  4. Attempt to reconnect your account
  5. Modify settings using Command Prompt

1. Restart the Minecraft launcher and your computer

As simple as it may sound, restarting the Minecraft launcher and/or computer should be the first thing you should try before diving into more advanced fixes.

Try closing the launcher first, power-cycle your PC and try connecting to the Minecraft servers again. In most cases, the no internet connection Minecraft error will be fixed after doing this.


2. Disable Windows Firewalldisable Windows firewall

Sometimes, your firewall could be blocking Minecraft‘s connectivity to the internet. Turn off the firewall and see if you can then connect to the game servers.

To turn off the firewall follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click System and Security > select Windows Firewall
  3. Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off > Select Turn Windows Defender Firewall off (not recommended)
  4. Click OK to make sure the changes were saved.

3. Restart your router/modem

In some cases, your internet connection might be jammed, although it may seem to be active.

Perform a restart on your router/modem. To do so, you can do one of the following steps:

  1. Find the Power button on your router/modem and press it to turn off. Press it again to turn the router/modem on and wait for all the lights to open. Or
  2. Simply unplug your router/modem from the power socket and plug it back in. Wait for all the lights to turn on before testing the connection

4. Attempt to reconnect your account

Trying to log out of your account and logging back in is a way to refresh the profile authentication.

Performing this simple task could help your account connect to the servers and eliminate the Minecraft no internet connection error message.


5. Refresh internet settings using Command Promptcmd-run as administrator

Another solution that’s been reported to work for many users is described as follows:

  1. Press Start button > type cmd in the search box
  2. Right-click on the Command Prompt > select to Run as administrator
  3. Type netsh winsock reset catalog in the Command Prompt > press Enter on your keyboard
  4. Restart your computer and try connecting to the Minecraft servers again

These were the most efficient solutions for fixing Minecraft‘s server connectivity issues. If you know any other working solutions, feel free to share them in the comments section below.


FAQ: Minecraft connection problems

  • Why is my Minecraft not connecting to the Internet?

There might be a problem with your connection. To get Minecraft to connect, follow the solutions shown above.

  • Can you play Minecraft without an Internet connection?

Yes, you can play Minecraft offline in single player mode as your world and saves are stored locally. You will need an internet connection for joining servers, but if your game doesn’t connect, then this guide will help you diagnose and fix the problem.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.