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Discord ‘No Route’ Error [FIX]: Here’s How to Do It

The Discord app is really easy to set up. Even if you’re setting up a server, you’ll find that there is very little you need to do. Joining a server is just as easy, as is inviting other users to one. Discord can run when you boot to your desktop and it will sign in automatically.

While Discord works really well, it does run into problems at times. Some Discord users see the ‘No Route’ error when they try to access a voice server or channel. Basically, Discord can’t connect to the server. This problem may be with Discord, your internet connection, or your internet settings.

Discord No Route: Fix

This is a network error so the network connection is what you need to troubleshoot.

Before you try any of the fixes on this list, make sure;

1. Restart the router

The router, much like a computer, can run into random problems that can be rectified with a simple restart. You will need physical access to the router.

  1. Locate the power button on the router.
  2. Press and hold it for ten seconds and release the button.
  3. Wait one minute.
  4. Press the power button again to turn the router on.
  5. Go to your computer, and restart it.
  6. Open Discord and select the voice server you want to connect to.

2. Flush DNS

Try to flush the DNS. If there’s a problem with the network settings on your system, the DNS flush may fix it.

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Run the following command.
ipconfig /flushdns
  1. Quit and open Discord.
  2. Connect to the voice channel.

3. Renew IP

Much like flushing the DNS, renewing the IP address can also resolve this error.

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Run the following command.
  1. Connect to the voice server and the error should be gone.

4. Check your anti-virus

It’s possible the voice server connection is being blocked by your anti-virus. We don’t recommend disabling it but you can add Discord to its whitelist. If you’ve never installed an anti-virus, you do still have Windows Defender and it may be blocking Discord.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Update & Security>Windows security and click Open Windows Security.
  3. Go to Firewall and network protection.
  4. Click ‘Allow an app through firewall’.
  5. Click Change Settings.
  6. In the Control Panel window, look through the list of apps and allow Discord through. If you do not see Discord, click Add an app, and select Discord. Allow it access over private networks.

5. Turn off VPN

A VPN may block Discord from connecting to a voice channel. If you’re using a VPN service, turn it off and try connecting to the voice channel in Discord.

6. Disable Quality of Service High Packet Priority

Discord has a few features that are built to boost the quality of the messaging app. They do end up causing problems with the service at times.

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Click the cogwheel button at the bottom of the left column.
  3. Select the ‘Voice & Video’ tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Quality of Service section. Turn the Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority switch off.
  5. Relaunch Discord and join the voice channel.


The ‘No Route’ error may seem vague but resolving it is simple. It’s a problem with the network so you won’t have too much trouble resolving it.

One of the methods in this post will do the job.

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