504 Gateway Timeout Error in QuickBooks

by James Antonio

In QuickBooks many users are facing the error “504 Gateway Timeout Error in QuickBooks”. This error is a kind of timeout error that shows on your screen when the server is not getting any response from another server on time. Because of this you are not able to access your QuickBooks account.

504 Gateway Timeout Error in QuickBooks

In this article, you get to know more types of error that are similar to it. Also, get the solution and fix the problem as soon as possible.

How many types of 504 Gateway Timeout in QuickBooks?

There are few types of Gateway Timeout that are listed here:

  • 504 Gateway Timeout.
  • Gateway Timeout blunders.
  • HTTP 504.
  • Gateway Timeout (504).
  • 504 Error.
  • HTTP error 504 – Gateway Timeout.

What are the Solutions to fix 504 Gateway Timeout Error in QuickBooks?

There are 9 methods that you can implement to fix the error into your QuickBooks account. These solutions are as follows:-

Reload or Refresh the Page

Reload or Refresh the Page

You have to reload and refresh the screen. To refresh screen, you have to press the F5 function key that helps you to do it. You can also do reloading of URL into the browser to refresh the page on your desktop. This is the temporary error also so you have to close and open it again to check the server.

Restart your Devices

Restart your Devices

In this, reconnect your device to fix the problems or issues because of Internet connection problems. To fix it you have to restart by switch-off the router, peripherals, modem, and more that are connected on your computer. After that, connect all the networking hardware to your computer that you want to check.

Review Proxy settings

Review Proxy settings

In this, check and configure the proxy settings into your computer. You can do it in Windows Settings only. You have to open the Setting open your computer. In this you have to switch on the proxy tab that is on the left side. In this you have to check and verify that proxy settings are set correctly.

Set the Firewall Settings

Set the Firewall Settings

If theses settings are not done properly then it causes you this error. It is because of no added inbound or outbound roles that won’t allow you to access the QuickBooks.

To add the rules in firewall the methods are as follows:

  • Go to the Start menu button and click on it.
  • In the search bar, type Windows Firewall.
  • Then click on the Windows Firewall option to open it.
  • Go to the Advanced Settings.
  • In this, click on the Inbound Rules.
  • Then select the New option.
  • Click on the Next button and then click on the Programs option.
  • Choose the This Program Path.
  • Select a location for QuickBooks File.
  • After that, click on Next button.
  • You have to select Allow the connection.
  • Then hit on Next button.
  • Make sure that all the options are selected and checked.
  • Press Next button and type the rule name.
  • In the end, click on Finish button.

Check the Settings of the DNS

Check the Settings of the DNS
  • In your system.
  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Click on the Network and Internet option.
  • In this, click on the Network and Sharing Centre option.
  • Hit on the button named Change Adapter settings.
  • You have to choose the connection and then configure the DNS for it.
  • After that, click on Networking tab.
  • Under the section “This Connection uses the following items”.
  • You have to select the IPv4 or you can also select IPv6.
  • Then click on Properties and further go to the Advanced tab.
  • Choose DNS tab.
  • If you get any IP Address then note it down for reference.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Choose the option use following DNS server address.

The 504 Gateway Time out error in QuickBooks happens due to many reasons and settings that are not properly se. So all this things are mentioned and explained about it in the article. You have to find out the root cause of problem and then fixes it.


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Do I get the Proxy Setting Features in all the Computers to fix 504 Gateway Timeout Error?

No, you won’t get the proxy settings in all the systems of computers so it won’t work as the solution. Must go with other solutions and skip this solution to fix the error of 504 gateway time out.

Is there another things that can be done to resolve 504 Gateway Timeout error?

Yes, you can try to open QuickBooks in any other browser to check for error. You can also try to access your account in the Private or Incognito browser window mode. This help you to check for error and get to know the reason.

Is this Error 504 Gateway Time out Error in QuickBooks happens commonly, rarely, or many times?

This error only happens rarely as this is when your server is not working or responding on time while accessing QuickBooks or any other file of it. So you don’t need to worry at all. Just go through the issue and then fix it out.

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