The Remote Device or Resource won’t Accept The Connection | How to Fix This?

The Remote Device or Resource won't Accept The Connection

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If you have a wrong configuration on your network settings of the computer then you will see the “The Remote Device or Resource won’t accept the Connection” error message. You can face this error when using the Google Chrome browser or the Internet Explorer browser. Some of the key reasons for this error are:

  • A proxy setting was enabled on Windows 10
  • Some changes were made within the web-browser
  • Default settings of the antivirus program might have changed
  • The Firewall settings aren’t set properly
  • There are issues with your IP configuration   

If you are facing this problem then there is nothing to worry about. There are a few proven methods available to solve this error. Read the article to know all the details about these methods.

Method 1 – Turn Off Proxy Settings

  • First press the Windows + R keyboard buttons to open the search bar
  • In the search bar type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter
  • This command will open the Internet Properties
  • Now from the available options click on the Connections tab
  • Then, choose the LAN settings option
  • Now from the LAN settings window uncheck the “Use a 4 for your LAN” option
  • Then click on the Apply button to save the change
  • Finally, restart your web browser and see if the problem has solved or not

Method 2 – Reset Microsoft Edge to Factory Settings

  • First press the Windows + R keyboard buttons to open the search bar
  • In the search bar type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter
  • This command will open the Internet Properties
  • Now from the available options click on the Advanced tab
  • On the bottom of the Advanced window click on the Reset button
  • Then click on the Apply button to save the change and press the Ok button to complete the process

Method 3 – Reset the Gateway IP Address

  • First, go to the Search bar of your computer and type cmd
  • From the search result select Command Prompt and right-click on it
  • Now from the available options click on the “Run as Administrator” option
  • Then in the command window type ipconfig/release and press the Enter button from the keyboard
  • Wait for the command to be executed
  • Then type ipconfig/renew and press Enter button from the keyboard
  • Finally, close the command window and check if the problem has resolved or not

Method 4 – Disable the Firewall on your PC

  • First, go to the Search bar of your computer and type Control Panel
  • From the search result select Control Panel and open it on your computer
  • Now from the available options select System and Security
  • Then choose the Windows Firewall
  • From the left side of the screen click on the “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off”
  • Now select the “Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)”
  • Finally, select OK to save the changes

Method 5 – Execute an Elevated Command

If you are trying to access a server in a specific domain then you might run into this error. It means the remote connection to the target address has failed. In this situation, you can try executing an elevated command to fix the error. Follow these simple steps:

  • First, go to the Search bar of your computer and type cmd
  • From the search result select Command Prompt and right-click on it
  • Now from the available options click on the “Run as Administrator” option
  • Then in the command window type GPUPDATE /FORCE and press the enter button
  • Finally, restart your computer and check if the error has resolve or not

Method 6: Run the Troubleshooter

  • First, press the Windows + R button together to open the Run dialog box
  • Now type “Control Panel” in the Run dialog box and hit Enter
  • Then locate the “Troubleshooting” from the available options and click on it
  • After that click on the Network and Internet
  • Now from the Sound category, click on the “Internet Connection”
  • Then click the Next button and wait for Windows to detect possible issues and solve them automatically

Method 7: Refresh Windows from Windows Defender

  • First, go to the settings option of your computer
  • Now from the available option click on the Update & Security
  • Then click on the Windows Security from the left-side menu
  • From the available options click on the Open Windows Security
  • Now scroll down and choose Device performance & health
  • Then from the Fresh Start option click on the Additional Information link
  • Finally, click on the Get Started button and follow the on-screen instructions to refresh the PC
  • Once the process is completed try reseating your PC and see if the error has resolved or not

Final Thought

The above methods are simple but effective to solve the “The Remote Device or Resource won’t accept the Connection” problem. I hope the above information has helped you to fix the error. Feel free to share your opinion about this article. We appreciate every critic.

Thomas C. Bell

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