Internal Exception Connection Reset [Fixed]

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Internal Exception Connection Reset occurs when a player plays on a game server or Minecraft realm. It occurs randomly and can happen multiple times. If this is ruining your experience of the most popular sandbox game, follow our solutions and fix it for good!

If you cannot play Minecraft due to constant crashes, read our guide on preventing Minecraft from crashing.

Why do I get an Internal Exception Connection Reset?
You get this error due to problems in the communication between your Minecraft client and the server, which is caused by a bad internet connection, faulty network configuration, outdated network drivers, unreliable DNS, and faulty DNS settings.

How to resolve Java net SocketException Connection reset?

Start with applying these simple fixes:

  • Check the internet connection on the device you are trying to play Minecraft.
  • Check if the server you are connected to is working.
  • Use a wired internet connection if possible. If not, ensure you have a good Wi-Fi signal.
  • Restart your internet device (modem and/or router).
  • Try using a different internet connection (like a mobile hotspot).

If the Internal Exception Connection Reset continues occurring, follow the solutions below.

  1. Modify network configuration
  2. Update your network driver
  3. Use Google DNS
  4. Flush the DNS

1. Modify network configuration

Many players report that two specific network settings were causing the Internal Exception Connection Reset error for them. Without getting into technical details, the two settings will change how packets are communicated over the network and processed on your PC.

  1. Click on the Windows icon, type Command Prompt, and click on it to open it.
  2. Type netsh interface tcp show global and hit Enter. You should get a list of TCP global parameters.
    TCP global paramters command prompt
  3. If Receive-Side Scaling State is on any other value than enabled, apply the following command:
    netsh interface tcp set global rss=enabled
  4. If Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level is on any other value than normal, apply the following command:
    netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  5. Launch Minecraft and check if the problem has disappeared.

2. Update your network driver

You should have the latest network driver to ensure your PC’s reliable and stable internet connection. This will prevent your Minecraft client from losing connection with the server or realm you are playing at.

  1. Click the Windows icon, type Device Manager, and open this tool when it appears under Best match.
    windows icon search bar device manager result
  2. Double-click on the Network adapters.
    device manager network adapters double click expand
  3. Right-click on the network device you use and choose the Update driver option.
    device manager network adapters network device update driver
  4. Click on the Search automatically for drivers option in the new window.
  5. Driver Update Wizard will check if a newer driver is available for your network device. Follow the installation steps to install the driver.
  6. Restart your PC.

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3. Use Google DNS

Time needed: 3 minutes.

DNS servers serve as internet maps and help your device to navigate the internet. By default, Windows will automatically connect you to a DNS server, but if you get disconnected from the Minecraft server or realm, we recommend using Google DNS.

  1. Use Windows Key + R shortcut to open the Run dialog, type control, and hit OK.

    run dialog control panel

  2. Click on the View network status and tasks under the Network and internet section.

    control panel view network status and tasks

  3. Click on the Change adapter settings.

    control panel change adapter settings

  4. Right-click your internet network and select Properties.

    Green signal icon is for wireless connection.
    Cable icon is for a wired connections right click properties

  5. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4).

    wifi properties internet protocol ipv4

  6. Select Use the following DNS server addresses, then type for the Preferred DNS server and for the Alternate DNS server.

    These are Google Public DNS IP addresses.dns addresses ipv4

  7. Press the OK button.

  8. Restart your PC and try to play on the Minecraft server or realm to check if the error persists.

4. Flush the DNS

Regardless if you applied any of the previous solutions, consider flushing your DNS settings. This will ensure your device can properly communicate with the internet through your home network.

  1. Click on the Windows icon, type Command Prompt, and click on it to open it.
  2. Type the commands below, one by one, and hit Enter after each command.
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    netsh winsock reset

    netsh winsock reset network
  3. After the last command is executed successfully, restart your PC.

Extra steps

If nothing up until now was helpful, you could try to:

  • Uninstall Hamachi if you are using it.
  • Update Java on your PC.
  • Some players claim that lowering the render distance to 12 or less fixed their issue.
  • Create and use a new profile in the Minecraft launcher.

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If, after everything, problems persist, we advise you to get in touch with your ISP and check if your network is working properly. Let us know how troubleshooting the Internal Exception Connection Reset went and what solved the problem for you.

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