Why am I getting an error message ‘cannot connect to p2p network’?
Everything about the ‘cannot connect to p2p network’ error message.
If you are getting this error for DASH specifically, please upgrade to the latest version of Exodus to fix it.
Why might I be getting this error message?
If you use Exodus in a network with a firewall or tightened network security, you may see an error message “Exodus cannot connect to p2p networks.”
Typically this happens when Exodus is used in an environment that has network restrictions – many times these P2P connections are blocked outside of your computer.
Exodus connects to individual digital asset networks via P2P (peer-to-peer) and many shared networks block these types of connections. The following ports are what Exodus uses on each P2P network:
- Bitcoin: 8333
- Litecoin: 9333
What are a few things I can try to fix this?
How can I check my router settings?
Exodus connects to multiple (dozens, if not hundreds) of P2P nodes from each digital asset network (Blockchain). This behaviour could appear to your router as a DoS (Denial of Service) attack since there are data streams coming in from multiple outside sources.
If set up to do so, your router could start rejecting or throttling these connections. This could cause the ‘Cannot connect to the P2P Network’ error or you may notice that while Exodus is running, your browser and email clients (or any other app connecting to an outside source on the net) are either very slow to or unable to connect to a destination on the network.
As a temporary workaround, you can disable your router’s DoS checking. On Netgear Routers, this is on the Advanced Tab Menu under Setup -> WAN (See image below) Check the box for ‘Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection’ as it’s enabled by default. Look for something similar on other Routers to disable any DoS protection. This might clear up your P2P Connection issue in Exodus.
Visit Netgear’s website to read more on the Netgear DoS protection.
Netgear is a third-party platform that is not affiliated with Exodus. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of its products/services or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.
Exodus is not affiliated with any third-party platforms, external links, or any other third-party resources mentioned in this article. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of third-party products or services, or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.