"Can't connect to Minecraft.net" on MC Launcher
Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:17 AM
I have tried many different suggestions that I found on these forums, Google searches, and other places. Nothing seems to work. I have tried turning off Windows 7 firewall, adding Minecraft to the "Allow" list, uninstalling and reinstalling the game including deleting everything in my AppData folder (except my save files), and many other things. Its beginning to get a little frustrating because my brother plays multiplayer all the time and I cannot, especially since I just dropped $14.
Any help or suggestions would be great. I have also emailed Notch with this exact message just to cover as many bases as possible. This is a great game that I bought and I'd love for it to work at its full potential.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:41 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:11 PM
Can someone give me/us a reasonable answer?
Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:27 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:49 PM
My account definitely works on my brother's computer, so I don't think it has anything to do with the account itself. No accounts work on my computer, for whatever reason. Firewall off, port forwarding for Minecraft Server, reinstalling (including deleting the ".minecraft" folder in AppData), everything. Nothing seems to do it.
Also, what do you mean about an account being an "unfortunate one"? Have there been problems where people can't connect to Minecraft.net (via the alpha client. Not internet browser.)? I know there was a DDoS attack (or whatever its called) a month or so ago, but I feel that this has nothing to do with that. And I don't think I have the wrong Minecraft.exe. I downloaded it straight from the MC website for the correct operating system (Win 7).
Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:03 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:16 PM
Imma see if I can't get something on Wireshark if it even is a network problem of some sort
Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:05 AM
Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:33 AM
Opening Minecraft.net in my browser works fine. I can play and connect perfectly in the browser version of the game. Its only when I use my downloaded client. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:39 AM
Did as you said. I deleted everything Minecraft I had on my computer (except my saves of course ) and downloaded the second client download in the Windows download section. I still have the same result. When I first ran the 2nd client, it asked me to play online in the browser first before I tried connecting with the client. I did, which downloaded the AppData files. I closed it and ran it again and I got the same error as I did with the first client.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:49 AM
What you need to do is go to "Programs and Features" in your control panel (Add/Remove Programs for Windows XP) and uninstall ANY Java Runtime Environments and/or updates, basically anything with Java in the name.
Then reinstall JRE from http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and your standalone client will connect once again (or at least it did for me).
Edit: Also thanks to Paperface himself for giving me a adding "Java Platform" onto a list I requested from him which got me thinking.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:28 AM
This is the only game that doesn't connect online for me. Every other program works fine...IM Clients, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, etc etc. Minecraft and Java are definitely on the "allow" list in Windows Firewall and Avast antivirus. I even started using Windows to manage my wireless connection instead of the software that came with my WiFi adaptor.
I hope Notch replies to my email soon....
Posted 14 November 2010 - 04:35 AM
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