After a while of not playing, I tried to log in to a server I frequent to find that it would not let me through, giving me the error "io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused: no further information:"
I'm aware that this is most likely an issue with my firewall and want to let Minecraft through so I can access servers again. However, when prompted to allow another app through the Windows Firewall I cannot find Minecraft (Or even Java for that matter!). Would anyone happen to know what name or code to look for while browsing my files that would allow Minecraft through my firewall?
Interesting! I tried to connect to another server and it worked completely fine! I will message the admin of the server in question and see if I have the server address right. Since it seems to be an issue with the server provider and not me, what can I ask them to do so that I can access the server again? Just in case you wanted some info on the server, its name is Old Froggy's Paradise, and the address is 220.127.116.11:63095.
And why are results from speedtest.net needed, if you don't mind me asking?
Fair enough! I did the speedtest,net test (I think) and it says my ping is 171 ms, my download mbps is 38.91, and my upload mbps is 14.13. I will message the server admin shortly and see what they say.
171 is a bad ping, but shouldn't cause a connection issue, speeds are fine
The server admin sent a ticket to the server host and they replied with this:
"Sad to hear that your friend is having issues connecting, this error refers that Minecraft can't find any server on the server address he's inputting. As everyone else seems to be able to connect, it seems like an issue in his network configuration. Here's a few steps he can take: Firstly, verify that's he connecting on the right IP and that he's specifying your server port (63095), in your case, he would need to input: 18.104.22.168:63095 Then, it's perhaps a problem with his computer firewall blocking that specific IP, so he would need take a look at his firewall settings and ensure that Minecraft or that IP is not blocked."
So the issues may be on my part, considering that everyone else is able to connect to the server without issues. I don't think I blocked Minecraft or the server IP on my firewall, but how can I check? And if I have, how can I unblock it?
My thread got deleted so I will attempt to bring this one back (Is that okay, forum moderators?). As I've said the server does not allow me to enter, giving me the aforementioned error. The server admin asked the server host about it and they said it was an issue on my part. Because of this I want to try and allow Minecraft to communicate through Windows Defender Firewall. However, I cannot find anything related to Minecraft when I try to add it to the list of apps allowed to communicate through the firewall. How can I let Minecraft do this so that I may be completely sure that the issue is not from my end?