Cannot connect to minecraft.net
Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:56 PM
My computer runs Windows 7 ultimate 64 with kaspersky anti-virus and firewall along with the base windows firewall. I have disabled the firewalls and tried connecting that way, nothing. I have added minecraft as a trusted application to the firewalls settings and nothing. I modified the hosts file to include 22.214.171.124 login.minecraft.net and 126.96.36.199 minecraft.net and it didn't do anything so I removed the entries. I do however, run wirelessly on my desktop vs his being directly connected to the router via ethernet cable.
I am currently stumped as to what the problem is and want to play minecraft
It also does the same thing if I try to play from the tekkit launcher and the ftb launcher
Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:41 AM
for now just have to wait it out
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:02 AM
Until the last couple weeks, it's been working with no issues whatsoever. However, recently I've been getting connection issues when I try to connect to a LAN network. It normally instantly detects it, and logs me in with no problem, but as of recently I've been stuck and the "connecting to server" screen. It just sits there, and nothing happens. Today, I tried to connect to a computer in the same house. At first I had the same issues as before, but after a few attempts, it logged in. I assumed it was a server error, and that it was fixed.
Here's where the real trouble starts. After two weeks of daily attempts to connect to my friend's world, and failing, then succeding, I was pretty thrilled. So when I started getting the "Cannot connect to minecraft.net" error, I was, for lack of a better term, very displeased. I've read every forum thread I can find on either subject, and have tried every fix I can think of. I've run the game as an admin, I've disabled my firewall, before I stopped being able to connect to minecraft.net I force updated, and even flushed my dns folder, and replaced my .minecraft folder.
Before these problems really hit me, I spent quite a bit of time everyday playing online with my friends, and I haven't changed any settings since I first started playing. I'm convinced that this is an internal error within minecraft or it's servers, and I would like nothing more than these problems to be fixed. I love this game, and would like to get back to playing it, but for me, everything I love in this game revolves around the multiplayer.
If I'm wrong and this problem can be fixed, I'd greatly appreciate some real advice, or insight on how to fix this issue. Please don't just redirect me to a link of the troubleshooting thread or flood me with quick fix hints for general connection issues. I've tried all of them, and nothing has helped. This is a specific issue, and a specifc fix is required.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, as I'm sure many other people are having similar issues. I hope I can get some real assistance.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:24 AM
I have tried completely disabling the firewalls, as well as modifying the access levels of each application and nothing has worked. I deleted the entirety of the .minecraft directory and re-downloaded the launcher and still get the same problem. I'm wondering if it's something with the wireless network since I am able to connect on another pc in the house that is connected via ethernet but not mine. However, I don't have an ethernet cable long enough to test this and cannot move my router close enough to my computer to use a cable I already have on hand due to the lack of available jacks to plug it into. I'll test this tomorrow night or wednesday when i am able to get my hands on a bit of wires and connectors to make a new cable
Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:04 AM
downloaded wireshark and started looking at the transmissions. The one for my launcher just now showed a bad checksum error but when i scroll through it, it shows this: Checksum: 0x7501 [validation disabled]. I'm not a pro at using wireshark or networking for that matter but I was wondering if this was the cause of my inability to sign in and if so, what can i do to repair this?
the ip it was using for this attempt was 188.8.131.52
it tried 3 times and each was a failed checksum so it returned unable to connect to minecraft.net
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:53 AM
I was able to acquire an eth cable long enough to reach my computer from the router and was able to connect directly without the wan. was still unable to connect.
options i have tried thus far:
editing hosts file to direct to specific ip's for login.minecraft.net and minecraft.net
editing firewall permissions for java and minecraft launcher
deleting all things minecraft and re-downloading the launcher
removing all installs of java and re-installing
removing java and java directories and re-installing
clearing dns cache
have been able to connect using another computer in the house so i do know it's definitely not a network problem at the router
after doing all of these I am still unable to connect using the launcher but i can if using the browser
Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:40 AM
I really want this problem to be fixed. It's unfair to people who love this game.