Minecraft is a very popular game. It is developed by Mojang. It is one of the best-selling video games of all time, with over 100 million active users per month. But in recent times, most of the users are facing an error called connection refused. This error means that the connection between the server and you are dropped. In this article, we’re going to discuss the solutions to fix the connection refused: no further information error and what causes it.
Cause of io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException
The most common reason includes the server time out, which results in this error. But these parameters cause the error as well. They are:
Outdated Java: For the game to run effectively, Minecraft needs the latest java software on your computer. If the game launcher is updated to the latest java version and if your PC is on the outdated java version, then the coordination between the game and your system will not be good, which results in improper connection with the server. So this might result in this error.
Firewall: It is possible that the firewall could block some Minecraft files which are necessary for the game to run, resulting in severe connection problems. So, you need to fix this firewall issue which we will be discussing in the article later.
Incompatible software: There is some software that is not really compatible with Minecraft. So, this error will be redirected when you try to game from this incompatible software.
IP issue: In particular cases, this error is occurred due to the wrong IP address or the port listed on sever while trying to connect. These IP addresses and correct ports are used to make the connection with sever, and a connection will be established when the server approves the request. Your IP address will be changed from time to time if it is not a static IP address. So, this IP address might lead to this error.
Now, I hope you understood a little bit about this error and what causes it. Now, don’t worry about the solution as we are going to discuss how to fix this error using these 9 solutions.
Solution 1: Resetting Internet
Firstly, you can try to fix this error by resetting your internet. The internet connection and DNS( Domain Name System) must be restarted by following the below steps:
Step 1: Switch off your Wi-Fi router.
Step 2: Now, you have to switch off the power supply to the router.
Step 3: Next, wait for some time ( say 10 minutes ), and then you have to reconnect the power.
Step 4: Lastly, after reconnecting to the internet, try to connect to the game server and see if the issue is resolved.
Now, let us move on to solution 2.
Solution 2: Adding Exception in Firewall
As mentioned above, it is possible that the firewall might be blocking some of your Minecraft files. To stop this from happening, you need to add exceptions to the firewall. Follow the steps below to fix this error by adding exceptions in the firewall.
Step 1: Firstly, click on start and then click on the settings icon.
Step 2: Now, you have to select the updates and security option.
Step 3: You have to click on windows security from the left panel and then select firewall and network protection.
Step 4: Now, you have to search for Allow an app through the firewall option by scrolling down and then click on it.
Step 5: You have to click on change settings. Now you will be getting a warning bar, and then you have to select yes.
Step 6: From the given options, you need to select the allow another app and then click on browse.
Step 7: Now, you need to go to ( navigate ) to the game installation folder, and you need to select the game and the executable launcher.
Step 8: Repeat the above-mentioned steps again, and now you need to navigate to the installed Minecraft servers directory.
Step 9: Now, you need to open the Maxwell folder, and then you need to select the Minecraft folder.
Step 10: In this step, you have to allow both of the java executables files located in the folder inside.
Step 11: Lastly, you have to repeat the process again, but now, instead of selecting allow another app after selecting the change option, scroll down the apps list and allow the java platform SE binary options using both public and private networks.
Solution 3: Adding the Port and IP address
Your IP address will frequently change whenever your Internet connexion is reset, or the IP address which you are using is not a static one. So, in this, you will check the IP address and the correct port which suits the game, and then you need to add it Minecraft launcher. To make this work, you can follow the steps below:
Step 1: Firstly, go to the search bar and then search for the command prompt.
Step 2: Now, you have to right-click on the command prompt icon and select the Run as administrator option.
Step 3: You need to type ipconfig and note the IPV4 Address.
Step 4: Next, go to Minecraft servers folders. In that folder, you need to go to the Minecraft server and then open the server properties text document.
Step 5: Now, you need to note the server port given there. In most cases, it is similar to 25565 but, it might not be the same in every situation.
Step 6: Now, you have to open Minecraft and go to the play multiplayer option.
Step 7: In this step, you have to select the server as per your choice and select edit from the options given.
Step 8: Now, the name of the server can be as per your preference, but the address must be the IPV4 address that you noted and the port number. The last numbers represent the port number.
Step 9: Lastly, you have to click on done and then click on refresh. Check if the issue still persists.
Solution 4: Checking ISP Network Access
If the above methods didn’t work for you, then trying this method might solve the issue.
It is possible that your Internet service provider(ISP) might be blocking some specific web domains. If your ISPs block your Minecraft domain, then you cannot access the game. So you can contact your ISP and verify that whether that domain is blocked or not. If your ISPs are blocking the Minecraft servers, then you may need to change your ISP.
Solution 5. Delete Incompatible Software
You need to get rid of incompatible software from your computer to access Minecraft. It is possible that this unstable/incompatible software might cause this error with the Minecraft game. So, be sure that you disable or delete all the incompatible software on your computer to access Minecraft.
Solution 6. Reset Your Modem/ Router
This error could also occur due to problems with your Wi-Fi router. The most direct solution to fix this error is to reset your router. Make sure you have a good internet connection for connecting the server.
So, to fix this error, firstly, power off your router for five minutes and switch it on to restart your router. You need to reset all your router settings for a fresh setup. Now, try to connect to the Minecraft server as you have reset the router and see if the issue is sorted.
Solution 7. Use a Trusted VPN Connection Source
VPN(Virtual Private Network) allows you to use the internet without exposing your original IP address so that you can browse the internet securely and access the web, even from servers of other countries.
It might happen that Minecraft has restrictions in your demographic area, or it is banned. So, using a VPN can help you in accessing Minecraft servers. But, you have to make sure that you use a trusted VPN.
Solution 8. Reinstall Minecraft
If the above solutions didn’t really solve your problem, then reinstalling Minecraft is the best option to try. Your current version of Minecraft might be corrupted, so simply reinstalling the game can help you. To uninstall Minecraft, you have to follow the below steps:
Step 1: Firstly, you need to navigate to the control panel.
Step 2: Then, select uninstall a program
Step 3: Lastly, you need to select Minecraft for uninstallation.
Now, you are done with uninstalling Minecraft. You have to install the latest version of Minecraft. Now, check if the error is sorted or the issue still remains.
We hope, this error “io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused: no further information” got fixed with the above provided solutions. Now, you can enjoy playing your Minecraft without any interference and without encountering this error.