How to Fix No Route Error on Discord (2022)

The No Route error obstructs users from joining specific Discord voice channels and has been experienced by many. While the exact reason behind the problem has not been pinpointed yet, the error seems to be similar to the ICE checking and stuck on RTC connecting issues. Both of these and the no route error messages are encountered when Discord is facing voice connection issues.

How to Fix No Route Error on Discord (2020)

How to fix the ‘No Route’ error on Discord?

Fixing Discord’s No Route error is no biggie and can be achieved in a couple of minutes. Also, if you are lucky enough, a simple system-wide restart (computer as well as router/modem) will resolve the issue. You can also try connecting to another internet network or to your mobile hotspot to get rid of the ‘No Route’ error. 

If the above trick didn’t help you connect to the voice channel, it is time to try some more permanent solutions.

Method 1: Disable Third-party Antivirus Programs & VPNs

First, ensure that your antivirus program or the Windows Defender itself isn’t blocking Discord’s connection. The real-time web security feature in third-party antivirus applications is known to be overly protective and block content that isn’t harmful. From not loading certain websites to prohibiting other applications from transmitting data, most AVs blocking policy remains a mystery.

1. Launch Settings by using the hotkey combination Windows key + I and click on Update & Security.

2. Using the left navigation menu, move to the Windows Security page and click on the Open Windows Security button.

3. In the following window, click on Firewall & network protection.

4. Click on the Allow an app through the firewall hyperlink.

Click on the Allow an app through the firewall hyperlink

5. First, click on Change Settings at the top.

6. Next, tick the boxes to the left of Discord and the one under Private.

Tick the boxes to the left of Discord and the one under Private

7. If Discord isn’t one of the listed programs, click on Allow another app… followed by a click on the Browse button and locate Discord. Once found, click on Add.

Similarly, it is no secret that Discord doesn’t play well with VPN programs, particularly ones without the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) technology. Perform a quick Google search to check if your VPN uses or supports UDP and if it doesn’t, disable the service when using Discord. A few VPN services that utilize UDP are NordVPN, OpenVPN, etc.

Method 2: Switch your DNS server

Discord might fail to join a voice server if you are using a work or school network, and Discord, along with other communication apps, have been blocked by the network administrators. This is usually done to secure the network, and although this is unlikely to happen, your only way around this is to ask the admins to relax the blocking policy.

You can also try surfing the internet via a different DNS server, but you might end up in some trouble if caught.

1. Launch Windows Settings and click on Network and Internet.

2. Under Advanced Network Settings on the right-panel, click on Change adapter options.

3. In the following Network Connections window, right-click on your current network and select Properties from the ensuing options menu.

Right-click on your current network and select Properties

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) in the ‘This connection uses the following items:’ section and click on the Properties button that unlocks. 

5. Click on the radio button next to Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the following values to use Google’s DNS server.

Preferred DNS Server:

Alternate DNS Server:

use the following DNS server addresses in IPv4 settings

6. Hit OK to save the new DNS Server settings and perform a computer restart. You should now be able to connect to any Discord voice server without encountering the no route error.

Also Read: 10 Best Public DNS Servers

Method 3: Change the server region

Voice connection errors are pretty common when users try to connect to a voice channel being hosted from another region or a different continent altogether. To resolve this, you can ask the server owner to change the server region or ask him/her to grant you the necessary authorization and change the region yourself.

1. As obvious, start by launching the Discord application and click on the downward-facing error next to your server’s name. Select Server Settings from the drop-down list.

Select Server Settings from the drop-down list

2. On the server Overview page, click on the Change button next to your current server region.

3. Click on a different server region in the following window to switch to it.

4. Upon changing your server region, you will receive a pop-up at the bottom of the discord window alerting you about unsaved changes. Click on Save Changes to finish.

Click on Save Changes to finish

Method 4: Disable Discord’s Quality of Service feature

Discord includes a quality of service feature which instructs your router/modem that the data being sent by the application is of high priority. This helps the application improve voice channel quality and overall performance; however, the feature is quite buggy and known to prompt a number of problems, including cannot hear others and the no route error. So consider disabling the QoS feature if any such error appears.

1. Click on the cogwheel icon next to your Discord username to access User Settings.

Click on the cogwheel icon next to your Discord username to access User Settings

2. Under App Settings, click on Voice & Video.

3. Scroll down on the right-panel and toggle off the ‘Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority’ option under Quality of Service.

Method 5: Set a new IP address and reset DNS Settings

As mentioned earlier, a system-wide restart is a well-known way of fixing the no route error. Although it doesn’t seem to work for everyone. Unlucky users can manually try to set a new IP address and reset the existing DNS settings by executing a few commands in the command prompt.

1. Press the Windows key + R to launch the Run command box, type cmd in the textbox, and press ctrl + shift + enter to launch Command Prompt as an Administrator.

Note: You will receive a user account control pop-up inquiring if Command Prompt should be allowed to make changes to the device. Click on Yes to grant the required permission.

2. Once the Command Prompt window opens up, carefully type the below command and press enter to execute it.

ipconfig /release

Note: The above command releases the IP address that was automatically assigned to you by the DHCP server.

3. Next, it is time to delete the existing DNS cache before setting up a new IP address. To do this, execute the following command-

ipconfig /flushdns

In the command prompt, type the following command and press enter. Ipconfig /flushdns

4. Finally, since we released the previous IP address, we will need to assign a new one.

5. Run the below command and close the Command Prompt window after execution.

ipconfig /renew

6. Restart your computer and check if the no route error continues to persist.

Recommended: Fix Can’t Hear People on Discord

One of the five methods listed above should have resolved the Discord No Route error and helped you connect to the problematic voice channel. However, if none of them worked, you can contact Discord’s support team for further assistance – Submit a request. Use Discord’s web version while their team gets back to you with an official solution.

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