How To Fix FiveM CURL Error Code 7

Are you having trouble with your FiveM?

Maybe you are unable to connect to the servers where you want to play with your friends.

If you are seeing the error message, “Failed handshake to server [Server Ip ] – Failed to connect to (Server IP) port 30120: Connection refused – CURL error code 7 (Couldn’t connect to server)”, then you might have some issues that are stopping you from connecting to the FiveM servers.

This can be frustrating and exhausting but many players have reported seeing this error and they have also been able to fix this easily.

FiveM is a great game to pass your free time with.

It is a modified version of GTA V that lets you play the game in a multiplayer setting, however, it can also have errors that can ruin the gaming experience for you.

In this article, we will be looking at the reasons why CURL Error code 7 is occurring in your system and how you can fix that easily.

What Causes FiveM CURL Error Code 7?

Connection refused - CURL error code 7 (Couldn’t connect to server) fivem

There can be a few reasons why you are seeing the CURL Error code 7 in your FiveM when you are trying to connect to a server to play it.

CURL Error code 7 means that your system is unable to connect to the server due to some reasons or that it is getting blocked while trying to connect to the servers.

This can be due to the server being inactive as well as a server outage.

FiveM CURL Error Code 7

Another reason could be that the firewall or the antivirus is blocking FiveM from connecting to its servers.

Whatever the reason is you can easily solve the issue by going through the solutions in our fixes section. 

How To Fix FiveM CURL Error Code 7?

In this section, we will be going over the fixes for CURL Error code 7 in FiveM.

1. Connect To A Different Server

The first thing that you can try after you see the error CURL Error code 7 is to change the server that you are trying to connect with and choose another server to connect to.

Try to connect to a different server and see if you still have the error in FiveM.

2. Try To Join A Server Via The Server List

Make sure that you are joining the servers only from the server list because if you are trying to join servers that are not on the server lefts then they might be inactive or have shut down.

That could be why you are seeing the CURL Error 7.

3. Contact The Server Admin

You can also try to contact the server admin and raise the issue with them.

If you want to join a server and you can not join it because of the CURL Error 7 then make sure that you communicate this issue to the server admin and they will be able to help you out.

4. Disable Firewall

Firewalls at times stop a program from sending requests because they think it to be malware.

That could be the case if you are seeing the CURL error 7 in your FiveM.

In that case, you can disable the firewall in your system and that should be able to solve the issue.

  • Go to Control Panel from the Windows search bar.
  • Open Systems and Security.
  • Select Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Turn on the Windows Defender Firewall option.
  • Click on the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) button under the Private network settings and Public network settings.
  • Click on OK and close the window.

5. Disable Antivirus

You should also disable your antivirus because your antivirus could be the reason why FiveM is unable to connect to the servers.

Antivirus can at times think of the service requests to be spam due to which your FiveM could be having the CURL error 7 in your system.

You can disable the antivirus and then open FiveM. You can also uninstall antivirus from your system and then open FiveM on your computer.

6. Use A VPN 

As an alternative solution, you can also use VPN in your system and then try to run FiveM and see whether you can open it without seeing the CURL Error.

Some Players have reported that using a VPN has solved the CURL error 7 for them so you can give it a go and see if that helps you.