Minecraft Server Connection timed out

Error message: “Connection timed out” in Minecraft

When you play Minecraft, you may get error messages from time to time. One of the most known is the “Connection timed out” or “Server Connection timed out”. We want to give you some tips to fix this error message.

Where does the Minecraft server error come from?

The error usually occurs exactly when the login to the Minecraft server of your choice takes too long. So, it is a server error and can be individually related to the server.

That’s why we recommend doing some standard checks first, before moving on to advanced trouble shooting.

Internet connection

One of the more common reasons for a Connection timed out error message is simply an interrupted or missing Internet connection. The first step would be to check the strength of the connection or the connection to the router in general.

Firewall Check

Another classic: the firewall. It often silently blocks some running programs and then you wonder why a program is not running. Proceed as follows:

  1. Go to “control panel” and then to “system and security”
  2. Open the Windows Firewall
  3. Click on “Allow apps to communicate through the firewall”
  4. Click on “Change settings” and at “Java (TM) Platform SE Binary” click on “private” and “public”.
  5. Click “OK”

Antivirus programs, VPN and router

Antivirus programs and an activated VPN system can also torpedo connections to Minecraft servers. It is recommended to check these systems and switch them off if necessary.

Sometimes also the router goes on strike and a short unplug, switch on again and wait 30 seconds, can work some miracles.

Advanced troubleshooting

If all these steps failed before, there are some more options.

Own Minecraft server not reachable

  1. Open own server file via editor
  2. 25565 should be entered at “Server-Port
  3. Increase “Max-Player” number, if too many players want to players want to log in.
  4. Click on “Ok”

Minecraft Server not available in multiplayer

If it is not possible to login in multiplayer mode, we recommend the following steps:

Try other multiplayer servers. If it works on other servers, it may be due to the router’s own port.

To fix this you have to go to “Settings” and “Advanced” of the router. There should be the point “Port sharing” and here the port 25565 must be released again.

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