Fixed “RTC Connecting Discord” Server Error


Like Skype, Slack, and other chat apps, Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app used by millions of users worldwide. It can be used as a desktop app, web-based form, or mobile application. However, sometimes, while making a voice call, you may encounter RTC Connection Discord, an error without a way to fix it.

So, what is RTC Discord Error?

What is the Discord RTC Connecting Issue?

Discord uses a Real-time chat protocol (RTC) to run simultaneous connections. If you face an error related to RTC probably, it is a network connection issue. The error message can be displayed in different ways:

ICE Checking
RTC connecting
No route errors

This article will share different fixes to troubleshoot the no-route Discord errors.

Reasons for Discord RTC Connecting No Route

  • Unstable internet connection
  • You are using dynamic IP
  • The discord server is unavailable or offline
  • Antivirus quarantined Discord or firewall is blocking Discord
  • Bad Wi-Fi Signal
  • DNS problem
  • Incorrect server region
  • The discord app is outdated
  • Admin disabled Discord
  • Outdated network driver

Top Fixes “RTC Connecting Discord” Server Error

Fix 1: Restart your device.

Before trying the fixes explained below, try restarting the device and router. Wait for a minute or so before restarting the device. This will likely fix the RTC connecting issue.

Fix 2: Update Network Adapter Driver

Running an outdated network driver on the PC hurts network connectivity. Therefore, to fix RTC connecting Discord error, try updating the obsolete driver. There are two ways to update drivers – Manual and Automatic.

To manually update the driver follow these steps.

  • Right-click the Start icon > select Device Manager.
  • Double click Network Adapters to expand it.
  • Right-click the adapter in use > select Update driver.

device manager

  • Choose Select Search automatically for drivers.
  • Let Windows search for network driver update and install it.
  • Restart the computer to apply all changes.

Automatically Update Network Adapter Driver.

Not everyone is comfortable with manual steps. If you are among those, you can try Advanced Driver Updater to detect the PC for all outdated drivers and update them. You can use either the Free version or the registered version to update drivers. To use it, follow these steps:

  • Download and install Advanced Driver Updater in your pc.
  • Launch the tool and click Start Scan Now button to scan the PC for all outdated drivers.

adu scan1

  • After scanning, click Update driver next to the network driver (for trial users). If you use the registered paid version, you can update all the driver by clicking on the Update All button.

adu update all

  • Restart PC to apply changes, and that’s it.

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Fix 3: Change DNS

To make you access websites, every ISP provides a DNS. This helps type the website name instead of the IP address and access it. To fix the RTC error, try changing the DNS to Google or Cloudflare.

To change to Google DNS, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + X > select Run.

select run

  • Type ncpa.cpl > enter. This will open a new window displaying all network-connected devices
  • Right the network you are using, select Properties.

network connection

  • Double click Internet Protocol (TCP/IPv4) |

wifi internet protocol

  • Click the radio button next to Use the following DNS server address and enter the following values: for Preferred DNS Server for Alternate DNS Server

dns server

  • Click Ok.

command prommpt

  • Restart PC to apply changes.

Fix 4: Clear Network Cache on The Browser

If you are running web-based Discord, try clearing the network cache. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Open elevated Command Prompt (Run as administrator)
  • Enter following commands
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
  • Restart the PC.

Fix 5: Disable Quality of Service (QoS)

Quality of Service in Discord communicates to the router about the high priority of data transmitted. This sometimes causes interference. Therefore, we suggest disabling it.

  • Open Discord > click Settings.

open discord

  • Select Voice and Video on the left panel > scroll down to the QoS section and disable it.


  • Restart Discord.

Fix 6: Change Audio Subsystem in Discord

Compared to the Standard and Experimental audio subsystem, using the Legacy audio subsystem is suggested. It also helps fix the RTC issue. To change the audio subsystem, follow these steps:

  • Launch Discord > click Settings.

audio setting

  • Go to Voice and Video > from Audio Subsystem dropdown select Legacy > reboot Discord.

enable quality

voice and video

Fix 7: Check VPN

Discord doesn’t work well with a VPN that doesn’t support UDP. If the VPN you use doesn’t support UDP, disable it and try to use Discord.

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Fix 8: Change Region of the Server

Note: This step can be performed only by the owner or server administrator.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to Server Settings in Discord  > click Change under Server Overview > Server Region.
  • Select another server region.

Fix 9: Temporarily Disable Antivirus

There are chances that your security program or firewall is interfering with Discord. To fix it, try temporarily disabling them and add Discord to the exception or safelist.

Fix 10: Use WebRTC Troubleshooter

To identify the issue, go to WebRTC troubleshooter. Though the process will take time, it will allow fixing all the problems.

webrtc troubleshooter

Fix 11. Restart Discord

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  • Right-click Discord > End task.
  • Relaunch Discord; this should fix the RTC Discord error.

Fix 12: Update the Discord App

  • Press Windows +  R to open Run window.
  • Type %localappdata% > Enter.
  • Double click Discord folder > click Update application file.
  • This will update Discord to the latest version.

Final Words –

This article explains different ways to fix the Discord Connecting RTC problem. You can use any of them to get rid of the error. Additionally, try using an alternate browser if using web-based Discord. Also, you can try reinstalling Discord. Please let us know which fix worked for you in the comments section.

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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