How to Troubleshoot “Discord Stuck on Connecting” Problem in Windows PC

Who doesn’t play online games these days? Online gaming has become a fad, and for some, a real obsession. Even Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VOID) apps are doing big business today. The reason is that players playing online computer games want constant interaction with other players, and they want to be engaged in the game so they can play long enough.

Problems connecting to Discord are a source of annoyance and can cause players to abandon the game. Indeed, although the game’s support team tries to solve the problem, they may not be able to solve it in time or at all. One of the major problems facing games today is Discord locking up when logged in.

What causes “Discord hangs on connecting”?

  • Viruses/malware
  • DNS/firewall settings
  • Internet/router problems
  • Date and time mismatch

How can I fix “Discord stuck on connecting”?

Allow Discord to work through the firewall

  1. Type control in the Windows search box and click on the Control Panel option that best fits your needs.
  2. In the Control Panel window, set the View by Large Icons option, then select Windows Defender Firewall.
  3. Then select Allow an application or feature through the Windows Defender Firewall.
  4. Click the Change Settings button.
  5. Then scroll down the list, find Discord, select the checkbox, and click OK.

Restart the modem and router

  1. You can also restart your computer after restarting the modem and router.
  2. Restart Discord after restarting and check if Discord still cannot connect.

Changing network settings

  1. Right-click the Windows Start menu and select Settings from the list.
  2. In the Settings window, select Network and Internet.
  3. In the left window, switch to Proxy.
  4. Then on the right side of the window, disable the Use proxy server option under Manual proxy setup.
  5. You can then restart Discord.

Frequently Asked Questions

Discord hangs when logging in may be caused by your Internet connection or proxy settings. Many users have reported that the problem of Discord freezing on connection is solved after changing the network settings so that the proxy server is not used.

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. Check your Internet connection.
  3. Run Discord as an administrator.
  4. Turn off hardware acceleration.
  5. Update the graphics driver.
  6. Clear Discord cache.
  7. Switch to windowed mode.

  1. Reboot your system.
  2. Check your VPN.
  3. Uninstall/deactivate antivirus/firewall.
  4. Change the language region of the server.
  5. Disable quality of service (QoS).
  6. Contact your network administrator.