I am attempting to connect to a new server in Minecraft known as Geographica. It is a bukkit 1.12.2 server. I tried connecting to this on my desktop last night, but I couldn't so in order to troubleshoot, I tried connecting on my laptop and it worked fine. Both using the same internet and the same ip for the server.

Attempting to Connect on Desktop

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Error after Attempt

io.netty.channel.abstractchannel$annotatedconnectexception:connection refused: no further information:

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Troubleshooting on Desktop

  • Restarted Minecraft
  • Reinstalled Minecraft (Twice, Full Uninstall, Deleted .minecraft folder)
  • Turned off Firewall completely after restarting my computer
  • Attempted to remove any firewall restrictions regarding connection to servers

As you can assume, none of these work. Obviously, this is a client-side issue since I was able to connect on my laptop with the same Minecraft account.

Anyway, hopefully, someone will be able to help me out here! I feel like my testing has narrowed the possibilities of what is wrong down quite a bit. But then again, there is a chance for there to be way more issues. Thanks guys!

  • 1. Try waiting ~10s before clicking on the server. 2. Try reinstalling Minecraft on your laptop, to make sure they really both have the same configuration. Of course make a backup of what you need before. 3. Try a new .minecraft folder on both devices. 4. Does the same happen with any other server? 5. Try getting a new IP address. Usually this works by just disconnecting and reconnecting to the internet, but sometimes it doesn't. Check wieistmeineip.de to make sure. – Fabian Röling Apr 17 at 18:29
  • Hey! I appreciate the response, but I'm pretty certain it is none of those. 1. I've done that multiple times. 2. I did that on the laptop too since it wasn't downloaded before. 3. I have completely uninstalled minecraft by deleting that folder. 4. It has never happened with any server. 5. That shouldn't be the issue if I can connect on my laptop. – PlagueKail Apr 17 at 18:33
  • 3. Deleting that folder does not uninstall Minecraft, it just deletes some of your saved data. 5. It could, your IP might be blocked on the server and it might send a weird response instead of the usual "you're blocked". – Fabian Röling Apr 17 at 19:10
  • As far as my knowledge goes that is completely uninstalling Minecraft. Of course, I uninstall it from the Windows 10 App area, but I thought that in order to completely uninstall it, the .minecraft folder had to be deleted. – PlagueKail Apr 17 at 19:23
  • @FabianRöling if they were IP blocked, the laptop's connection would also be refused since it's all on the same network. most IPs are static now, and don't change PC to PC. – EarthToAccess Apr 17 at 19:44

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