If you have been playing Minecraft online and have encountered the Internal Exception java.net.socketexception Connection Reset error then you’ve landed on the right page. This error message occurs when a user tries to connect to a Minecraft server, but for some reason your client has been unable to do so.
One of the first things which we recommend is that you just wait. Frequently it will be a problem with the server you are trying to connect to, perhaps due to high demand or high latency. It could also be a temporary problem with your own internet connection causing the error to reoccur. Give your computer 5 or 10 minutes and then retry.
Make sure to check the website of the server which you are trying to connect to for any updates or talk to whichever one of your friends is running the server to find out about any problems.
If the Internal Exception java.net.socketexception Connection Reset error is still popping up when you try to connect then the first thing which is advised is to restart your hardware and software that you’re using to try and connect. In this order you will want to:
- Restart your Minecraft Client and try connecting
- Restart your computer and try connecting
- Restart your router and try connecting
If none of the following have helped solve your problem then the next step will be to force an update on your Minecraft.net client. Watch the video below to do this and then try reconnecting to the server.
Another thing which can contribute towards this error message is having the incorrect version of Java installed on your machine. If you have a 32-bit version machine you will want the 32-bit version of Java and if you have a 64-bit machine you will want the 64-bit version of Java. Follow the below link for our guide to installing the correct version of Java onto your machine.
If you’re unfortunate enough to still be experiencing the Internal Exception java.net.socketexception Connection Reset error then you’re going to want to uninstall Minecraft completely, including deleting the .minecraft folder. Make sure that you back up all of your world saves before you do this!
Finally, if your error is still occurring then there is not much else we can suggest. Our final tip would be to wait until the next day and try to reconnect, then at which point you may want to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to find out if there are any connectivity issues with your internet.
If you have any other ways to avoid the Internal Exception java.net.socketexception Connection Reset error from appearing then feel free to leave a comment below.