Does your Discord take forever to connect?
Are you having a difficulty to update your Discord client?
The reasons are many, in this tutorial you will learn how to fix the Discord connecting issues one step at a time.
One of the reasons can be a service problem, the second can be caused by a wrong date and time on your system, other reasons can be caused either by using a proxy or having a DNS issue.
In this tutorial you will learn how to connect to Discord without issues on Windows 10.
Let’s dive in!
1. Check if the Service is Down
First things first, check if the Discord’s servers are having an outage, to do this visit this web page: https://status.discordapp.com/
Check if you have “Operational” on the right side with the green color, red color means the service is down at that specific time, you can hover over each bar for details and time.
2. Fix Your Time and Date
This is probably the most used fix for everything related to VoIP services, Discord included. If you have set the time wrong then you will have difficulty connecting to your Discord account.
First, quit Discord.
Right-click on your time and choose “Adjust date/time.”
Set the time automatically to “On” and set the zone automatically to “Off“, select the Time zone and click “Sync now” to update the time of your computer.
The zone may be set the wrong way due to using a VPN or a problem during the installation of Windows.
3. Turn Off Internet Proxy
If you installed many programs and your Discord stopped working, then there may be an issue with the proxy server being updated.
To fix this and remove the proxy server go to Start and type and open “internet options.”
Open the “Connection” tab and click on “LAN settings.”
Uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN…” and click “OK.”
4. Scan for Viruses and Malwares
Perform a complete scan of your PC by following this tutorial: How to Remove All Viruses from Your PC for Free
5. Use Google’s DNS
Discord connecting loop can also be caused due to using the wrong DNS servers. To fix this we are going to use Google DNS servers.
Right-click on your connection icon and choose “Open Network & Internet settings.”
Click on “Change adapter options.”
Right-click on your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection and choose “Properties.”
Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties.”
Enter these values under “Use the following DNS server addresses:” and click “OK“:
6. Allow Discord on the Firewall
Sometimes the problem may be caused by the firewall not configured accordingly.
Open Start using the Windows key and search “windows defender firewall“, open it.
Click on “Advanced settings.”
Open “Inbound Rules” and click “New Rule…”
Select “Program” and click “Next.”
Select “This program path:” and copy this path:
Click “Next” after selecting “Allow the connection.”
Enter the name “Discord” and click “Finish.”
Click “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.””
Make sure you have “Private” and “Public” both checked for “Discord“, click “OK.”
There you have it my friend, you just learned how to fix your Discord client.
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment below
Please share this tutorial with your friends on Discord.