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7 Ways to Fix Discord Stuck on RTC Connecting

If Discord Is Stuck on RTC Connecting, This Article Will Help You Fix It

If you're unable to connect to Discord's voice servers, then you may have encountered the RTC Connecting error. This article will delve deeper into this problem and help you fix the RTC Connecting issue.

Discord RTC Connecting Fix

What is Discord RTC Connecting?

In Discord, the RTC Connecting status message means that the platform is trying to start a voice call. However, Discord may become stuck on RTC Connecting. If it stays on for more than a minute, it's an indication that there's a problem preventing WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) protocol from connecting you to the Discord servers and, consequently, connecting to a voice channel.

Discord depends on WebRTC protocol to function correctly. Therefore, Discord is stuck at RTC Connecting means that there's an issue with your network.

Why Does RTC Connecting Error Occur?

You may experience the RTC Connecting Error due to many factors. Nevertheless, the most common among these are:

  • Home Internet connection issues.
  • Malfunctioning network devices.
  • IP-related issues.
  • VPNs.
  • Windows Firewall and third-party firewall issues.
  • Discord client bugs.

How to Fix Discord RTC Connecting Error?

If you have a third-party firewall application, you should whitelist Discord in the firewall or uninstall it. If you're using a VPN, try turning it off. Also, try restarting your router and computer.

If you're using Discord on a web browser, try switching to another browser and see if that fixes the problem.

Other issues related to RTC Connecting include the No Route error, which also prevents your PC from establishing a connection with Discord servers.

Video Guide on How to Fix Discord Stuck on RTC Connecting

Table of Contents:

Solution 1. Check the Discord Server Status

Go to www.discordstatus.com

1. Open your web browser and go to the Discord Status web page.

Check if all systems are operational

2. Check If all systems are operational. If they are, then the RTC Connecting Error is caused by an issue on your end, in which case you should follow the solutions below.

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Solution 2. Change Your Discord Server Region

1. Open Discord.

Select your server and click Edit Channel

2. If you're the admin of your own Discord channel, select your server and click the cog icon next to a voice channel.

Open Region Override menu and select the region nearest to you

3. In the Overview tab, scroll down and open the Region Override drop-down menu.

4. Select the region nearest to you.

Click Save Changes

5. Click Save Changes.

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Solution 3. Disable Quality of Service High Packet Priority

1. Open Discord.

Click the Settings icon

2. Open the User Settings menu.

Toggle the Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority slider off

3. Under the App Settings category, click Voice & Video.

4. Scroll down until you find Quality of Service.

5. Toggle the Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority slider off.

6. Close the Settings Menu.

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Solution 4. Allow Discord Through Windows Firewall

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog box.

Type in firewall.cpl in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in firewall.cpl and click OK to open Windows Defender Firewall settings.

Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall

3. Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.

click Allow another app

4. Click the Change settings button (click Yes at the User Account Control (UAC)).

5. Click Allow another app.

Go to %LocalAppData%Discord

6. Then, in the address bar, type in %LocalAppData%\Discord, and hit Enter.

Select Update.exe and click Open

7. Select Update.exe and click Open.

Click Add

8. Click Add.

Mark Private and Publicj checkboxes and click OK

9. Make sure that the Private and Public checkboxes are marked.

10. Click OK.

11. Now Discord will be allowed through Windows Defender Firewall.

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Solution 5. Change the DNS Server Address

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in ncpa.cpl in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK.

Right-click your network adapter and click Properties

3. Right-click your network adapter and click Properties.

Select IPv4 and click Properties

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Type new preferred and alternative DNS addresses and click OK

5. Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses option.

6. Enter the following addresses (or your preferred DNS addresses):

In the Preferred DNS server, type in 1.1.1.1

In the Alternate DNS server, type in 1.0.0.1

7. Click OK to save settings.

8. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

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Solution 6. Perform a DNS Flush

Right-click Discord icon and click Quit Discord

1. Navigate to the right side of the taskbar, right-click Discord's icon, and click Quit Discord.

Type in CMD and open Command Prompt as administrator

2. Then, hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

3. Type in CMD and hold down Shift+Ctrl+Enter keys to open the Command Prompt as administrator.

Run ipconfic /flushdns command

4. In the Command Prompt window, type in ipconfig /release, and hit the Enter key.

5. Then, Type in ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter.

6. Lastly, type in ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.

7. Reboot your computer.

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Solution 7. Perform a Winsock Reset

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD and open Command Prompt as administrator

2. Type in CMD and hold down Shift+Ctrl+Enter keys to open the Command Prompt as administrator.

Run netsh winsock reset command

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in netsh winsock reset and hit the Enter key.

4. Reboot your computer.

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