The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

When your Internet connection is not working properly, you may run the Windows Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter to fix the issue. While it usually ends up fixing your problem it may at times throw up a message – The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection. If you receive this error message, this post may help you resolve the issue.

The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

This particular error occurs when your LAN settings may have been changed and incorrectly set. A malware may also change these settings automatically. When you receive this error, the ping may work as usual, but you would not be able to access any website in any browser.

The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

The first thing you need to do is to scan your computer with your antivirus software. Having done that, you may check your LAN settings and see if you need to change them.

To change LAN settings, open type inetcpl.cpl in Start Search and hit Enter to open Internet Options.

After opening the window, switch to the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button.

Now, if the Use a proxy server for your LAN option is checked, uncheck it and save your changes.

remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

This is expected to help.

If it does not help, also uncheck the Automatically detect settings check box, click Apply, and see.

Let us know if this helped.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. kk

    what to do if I can’t open lan settings altough I am the administrator?

  2. Parth Pandya

    My LAN settings option has been grayed out. And even after enabling it through registry the settings changed doesn’t get saved. Pls help me out.

  3. Manish Kumar

    Done! it’s working now. Thanks.

  4. Doron Revivi

    Hi Manish, i think i have the same issue, i can’t change internet properties/connection/LAN setting.
    Can you please advise?

  5. I can access all websites except my web host and my domain have tried all the suggestion all fails. Cannot contact web host 2 minute website by phone or email, anyone with suggestions?

  6. The FloatingAnvil

    Thanks so much! This totally fixed my problem.

  7. Andy Morales

    TY SO MUCH!! I had tried everything I knew to do and it seemed like nothing worked until I found your post. Wow I seriously appreciate your help.

  8. Sudarshan G

    It works!!! Thanks a lot

  9. Turbo aLLoKa

    that is not a solution for wifi connection :/

  10. deiseach

    I had this problem after messing about with Psiphon to BBC iPlayer working outside of the UK. I was really at the point where I thought I’d need to reinstall Windows. Then I happened upon this and bingo! we’re up and running again. Much obliged to you, sir!

  11. Enee

    Thank you helped

  12. Niraj Kaushal

    Thanks it’s working now 🙂

  13. Sarah Jane Martin

    same here even youtube videos and nothing if i knew it was this simple i would of checked this post 1st thing 😉

  14. Finoose

    omfg I love you guys

  15. Stephen Pudadera

    Thank You!

  16. H@chim@n

    Thanks a lot.

  17. masrur mustavi Omi

    bro…found any solution for ur problem…im facing it too.

  18. masrur mustavi Omi

    Doron bro…found any solution for ur problem…im facing it too.

  19. Kydians

    Yes. This fixed the problem. Thank you.

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