How to Fix ECONNREFUSED – connection refused by server error in FileZilla

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ECONNREFUSED – connection refused by server error:

One of the most common errors occurred while trying to connect FileZilla. If the firewall or anti-virus software stops the FileZilla from connecting to the server then the ECONNREFUSED – connection refused by server error is occurred. It can be resolved by the following step by step tutorial. Sometimes disabling the firewall or anti-virus software may help to fix this issue. If it doesn’t fix, then you need to change FileZilla configuration settings. In this article, we will show you to resolve the ECONNREFUSED – connection refused by a server error.

Solution:

Error:

Status: Connecting to IP address…
Status: Connection attempt failed with “ECONNREFUSED – Connection refused by a server”…
Error: Could not connect to the server…
This is how the error looks in the status box of the FileZilla. Follow the below steps to fix the issue.

Step 1:
Open FileZilla FTP client.

Step 2:
Click the “Edit” option on the top menu bar of the Filezilla and then click on “Network Configuration Wizard” option. You can see the “Firewall and router configuration wizard” window and click the next button.FTp connect

Step 3:

On the next window, you should select a default transfer mode as “Passive (recommended)” and check the box “Allow fallback to other transfer modes on failure” and click on “Next” button.Router-configuration-transfermode
Step 4:
Now you can see “Configure Passive Voice” window. Choose the option  Use the server’s External IP address instead and click on “Next” button.Router-configuration-external-IP
Step 5:
On the next window, you should select on “Get external IP address from the following URL” and use Default URL which is http://ip.filezilla-project.org/ip.php and click on the “Next” button.Router-configuration-url
Step 6:
On the next window, you need to configure the port range. Click the option Ask OS for a port and click the “Next”.Router-configuration-port

Step 7:

Now you can see the Configuration testing window. Click on “Test” button and FileZilla will try to connect to probe.filezilla-project.org which will be used for performing some simple tests.Router-configuration-test

If the test was successful, then try to connect your hosting account. If the error persists again, then contact your Hosting Provider in order to help you. We hope that this article will help you to fix the ECONNREFUSED – connection refused by a server error. For more information, follow us in the social media of Facebook and Twitter.

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