Minecraft’s multiplayer mode is a significant part of its appeal, offering a plethora of servers with diverse game styles, from large minigame servers to simple SMP servers. However, sometimes players encounter issues when trying to enjoy Minecraft’s multiplayer mode.
One such problem is the error message “io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused: no further information.”
If you’ve recently come across this error, the following steps can help you troubleshoot it.
Identifying and Fixing the Error
If you’re unable to log into a server, first verify whether the server itself is malfunctioning. You can do this by attempting to connect to the following server: test.prisonfun.com.
This Minecraft testing server is always accessible and supports all game versions. If you can connect to this server, your game is functional, and the original server is likely the source of the problem.
If you can’t connect, try the following solutions:
Allow Minecraft on Firewall
Your operating system’s built-in firewall protects you from potential threats. However, it can sometimes mistakenly flag safe files and connections, preventing you from accessing them.
This can also occur with third-party antivirus software or firewalls.
As a potential workaround, we recommend temporarily disabling any third-party antivirus software or firewall that may be blocking your connection to the server.
After doing this, try to reconnect to the test server test.prisonfun.com.
Restart Your Router
If others can connect to the server you’re trying to join, try restarting your router. Many Minecraft problems stem from simple internet glitches, and this straightforward solution often resolves the issue.
Simply turn off your modem, wait a few minutes, then turn it back on. After the connection is restored, launch the game and try to join the test server test.prisonfun.com again.
If you’re encountering the connection rejected error on a modded server, a mod could be causing the problem. Ensure that you and all other players have properly installed the mods and that they’re not broken.
Some servers also disallow certain mods. By disabling your mods one at a time and troubleshooting each one, you can identify the problematic mod.
Use a VPN
In some cases, using a VPN can resolve the “io.netty.channel” issue. The error “AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused: no further information” could be due to a problem with your connection.
A VPN allows you to connect to a virtual private network, which means you won’t be on the same IP anymore.
This can help you bypass some restrictions. There are many free VPNs available online that you can download and use for this purpose.
And the use of a VPN can also remove lags in Minecraft.
Minecraft often requires the latest version of Java to function properly. It’s possible that the Java files you use to connect to the server are outdated. Check for Java updates, and if necessary, reinstall Java. Afterward, try to connect to the testing server IP “test.prisonfun.com” again.
If the issue persists, you may need to check if any of your Minecraft files are corrupt.
With a plethora of bugs and errors Minecraft has, it’s no surprise that there are also a lot of guides to keep them at bay.
Don’t worry, we already have made step-by-step guides for that:
- How to Fix Internal Server Error
- How to Fix Outdated Server Error
- What are Error Codes 504 and 503?
- How to Fix Constant Crashing
- Top Mods to Boost FPS
In the next minutes or so, you’ll dramatically improve your gaming experience in Minecraft!