How to Fix Error Code IPSEC: 0X89232001 in Forza Horizon 4?

You may encounter the IPSEC error 0x89232001 on Forza Horizon if the OS or firmware of your device is outdated. Moreover, the improper configuration of the router (like Teredo Filter or router’s DNS) may also cause the issue at hand.

The issue arises when a user encounters the following error when playing Forza Horizon 4 (either on Xbox or a Windows PC):

Unable to join session…

IPSEC: 0x89232001

Failed to Resolve the Server Address. Check your DNS Settings and Try Again.

IPSEC 0X89232001 Forza Horizon 4

Before moving on with the solutions, make sure the Forza Horizon servers are up and running. Also, check if retrying (more than thrice) to join an online team session sorts out the issue at hand.

For Xbox Users

Update the Xbox Console to the Latest Firmware

The Forza Horizon may show the IPSEC 0x89232001 error on an Xbox Console if the Xbox Console is not updated to the latest firmware as it may cause incompatibility between the game and console. In this context, you can fix IPSEC Forza Horizon by updating the Xbox console to the latest firmware.

  1. Launch the Xbox Settings and head to the System tab.
  2. Now, in the right pane, open Update & Downloads and then check if a firmware update is available.
    Check for Xbox Updates
  3. If so, then download and apply the latest firmware update, and afterward, check if the Forza Horizon is working fine.

Clear Alternate Mac Address in the Xbox Settings

The IPSEC error 0x89232001 of the Forza Horizon on an Xbox console could be a result of the improper configuration of the Alternate Mac Address of your Xbox and clearing the Alternate Mac Address of the Xbox console may solve the problem.

  1. Firstly, completely exit the Forza Horizon on the console.
  2. Then launch the Settings of your Xbox console and in the General tab, select Network Settings.
    Open Network Settings of Xbox
  3. Now, in the right half of the menu, open Advanced Settings, and in the resulting window, select Alternate Mac Address.
    Open Advanced Network Settings of Xbox
  4. Then click on Clear and then select Restart.
    Select Alternate Mac Address in the Advanced Settings of Xbox
  5. Now, wait till the console is restarted and then navigate to the Advanced Network Settings of the console.
    Clear Alternate Mac Address of Xbox
  6. Then open IP Settings and select Automatic.
  7. Now head to the DNS Settings and select Automatic.
  8. Then head to the Alternate Port Selection and select Automatic.
  9. Now launch the Forza Horizon and check if it is clear of the IPSEC error 0x89232001.

Edit the Router’s Settings

Disable Teredo Filter in the Router Settings

The Forza Horizon may show the IPSEC error 0x89232001 if the Teredo Filter of your router is blocking access to the Forza Horizon’s servers. In this context, disabling the Teredo Filter in the router settings may solve the problem.

  1. Launch a web browser and head to the router’s admin portal (e.g., 192.168. 178.1 for the AVM router).
  2. Now click on three vertical ellipses (in the top right) and select Advanced View.
  3. Then expand the Internet tab and select Filters.
  4. Now head to the Lists tab and uncheck the Filter Teredo.
    Disable Teredo Filter in the Router Settings
  5. Then apply your changes and check if the Forza Horizon is clear of the IPSEC error 0x89232001.

Keep in mind that for some routers, you may find the Teredo Filter under UPnP settings.

Edit the DNS Settings of Your Router/System/Console

Your system/ console may show the IPSEC error 0x89232001 of Forza Horizon if the DNS settings of your router, system, or console are failing to resolve the web addresses of the Forza Horizon’s servers and setting the DNS server of your router, system, or console to another DNS service (like OpenDNS or Google DNS) may solve the problem.

  1. Launch a web browser and steer to the router’s admin portal (like 192.168.1.1 for a Linksys router).
  2. Now, from the top menu, click on Setup and select Basic Setup.
  3. Then, in the DNS fields (i.e., DNS 1 and DNS2), enter any of the following:
    Google Public DNS:
    Primary: 8.8.8.8
    Secondary: 8.8.4.4
    
    OpenDNS
    Primary: 208.67.222.222
    Secondary: 208.67.220.220
    
    Cloudflare
    Primary: 1.1.1.1
    Secondary: 1.0.0.1
    
    Quad9DNS
    9.9.9.9
    149.112.112.112
    Set Google DNS in the Linksys Router Settings
  4. Then apply your changes and check if the IPSEC error 0x89232001 is cleared.

If the issue persists, then check if setting the above-mentioned DNS in your Windows 10 PC or Xbox console solves the IPSEC issue.

For PC Users

Update PC’s Windows to the Latest Release

You may encounter the IPSEC 0x89232001 error on Forza Horizon if your PC’s Windows is outdated as it may create incompatibility between the game and different OS modules. In this case, you can fix Forza Horizon 4 network error by updating the PC’s Windows to the latest build.

  1. Click Windows, key in Check for Updates, and open the Windows update.
  2. Now, in the Windows Update window, click on the Check for Update button and if some updates are present, download and install those updates (optional updates as well).
    Check for Windows Updates
  3. Once the system’s Windows is updated, check if the Forza Horizon is clear of the IPSEC error 0x89232001.

Restart the IP Helper Service

Your system may show the IPSEC 0x89232001 error if the IP Helper service of your system is stuck in the operation. In this case, restarting the IP Helper service may solve the problem.

  1. Click Windows, type Services, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator.
    Open Services as Administrator
  2. Now right-click on the IP Helper service and select Stop.
    Stop IP Helper Service
  3. Once the service is stopped, then again right-click and select Start for the IP Helper service. Then check if the IPSEC issue of Forza Horizon is resolved.

Remove the Conflicting Windows Update

You may encounter the Forza Horizon error 0x89232001 if the latest Windows update conflicts with the Forza Horizon game and removing the conflicting Windows update may solve the problem.

  1. Right-click Windows and select Settings.
    Open Windows Settings
  2. Now open Update & Security and in the resulting window, select View Update History (in the right pane).
    Open Update & Security
  3. Then click on Uninstall Updates and select the conflicting update (e.g., 21H1).
    View Update History of Your System
  4. Now click on Uninstall and follow the prompts to uninstall the update.
    Open Uninstall Updates
  5. Then reboot your PC and upon reboot, check if the Forza Horizon issue is resolved. If so, then keep Windows updates disabled till the issue is reported to be resolved with the update.

Use the Fix it Button of the Xbox Networking

The Forza Horizon may show the IPSEC 0x89232001 if the Xbox Networking in the Gaming settings of your PC is showing Teredo Unable to Qualify or server is blocked. In this context, fixing the Xbox Networking by using the Fix it button may solve the problem.

  1. Click Windows, type Game Mode, and open Game Mode Settings.
    Open Game Mode Settings
  2. Now, in the left pane, click on Xbox Networking and let the system check the networking status.
  3. If it shows the Teredo is unable to qualify or Server is blocked, then click on the Fix it button and wait till it applies the changes.
    Click the Fix it Button in the Xbox Networking Settings
  4. Once the Teredo is fixed, check if Forza Horizon is clear of the IPSEC issue.

Try Another Network

The Forza Horizon may fail to connect to its servers with the IPSEC error 0x89232001 if your ISP is blocking access to Forza Horizon’s servers and trying another network may temporarily solve the problem.

  1. Disconnect your system from the current network and connect to another available network (if no other network is available, you can use the hotspot of your phone to test).
    Enable Hotspot of Your Phone
  2. Now check if Forza Horizon is working fine. If so, then contact your ISP to unblock the web addresses of Forza Horizon servers (if no router setting is blocking the connection).

Disable/ Uninstall Antivirus of Your System

The Forza Horizon may show the IPSEC error 0x89232001 if your system’s antivirus is hindering the operation of the Forza Horizon and disabling/ uninstalling your system’s antivirus may solve the problem.

Warning:

Move forward at your own risk as disabling or uninstalling your system’s antivirus may expose your system/data to threats.

  1. Expand the System Tray and right-click on your security product (like ESET Internet Security).
  2. Now select Pause Protection and then select Pause Until I Reboot.
    Pause Protection of ESET Internet Security
  3. Then again right-click on the security product in the system’s tray and select Pause Firewall.
    Pause ESET Protection Until Reboot
  4. Now confirm to disable the Firewall and then check if the Forza Horizon is working fine. If so, then you may add the Forza Horizon to the exceptions list of your security product and enable back the antivirus/ firewall.
  5. If the issue persists every after disabling the security product, then check if uninstalling the antivirus resolves the IPSEC issue.

Use the Command Prompt

If nothing has worked for you, then you can use the Command Prompt to solve the IPSEC error 0x89232001 of Forza Horizon if Xbox Networking in the Game Mode Settings is showing Teredo Unable to Qualify or Server is blocked. . But before moving on, make sure to create a system restore point (just in case…).

  1. Firstly, open the Xbox Networking tab of the Game Mode and check if it is showing Teredo is Unable to Qualify or Server is Blocked.
    Teredo is Unable to Qualify and Server is Blocked in Xbox Networking
  2. If so, click Windows, type Command Prompt, right-click on it, and in the sub-menu shown, select Run as Administrator.
    Open Command Prompt as Administrator
  3. Now execute the following one by one:
    netsh int teredo set state disable
    
    netsh int teredo set state type=default
    
    netsh int teredo set state enterpriseclient
    
    netsh int teredo set state servername=teredo.remlab.net
    Set the Teredo State as Enterprise Client by Using the Command Prompt
  4. Then exit the Command Prompt and hopefully, the Forza Horizon is clear of the error 0x89232001.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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