Website is online but isn’t responding to connection attempts

In case any proxy settings or third-party add-ons are interfering with your system’s internet connection, you might encounter the error Website is online but isn’t responding to connection attempts upon running the Network Adapter troubleshooter.

Website is online but isn’t responding to connection attempts

Website is online but isn’t responding to connection attempts

The error could be caused by certain proxy settings which are preventing the connection or third-party add-ons, which affect the network connection. You could try the following solutions sequentially to resolve the problem:

  1. Turn OFF Proxy settings
  2. Disable add-ons from browsers
  3. Reset the TCP/IP and DNS
  4. Reset the Network.

1] Turn OFF Proxy settings

Proxy settings could prevent you from accessing certain websites. You could turn OFF the Proxy settings temporarily to isolate the issue.

Click on the Start button and go to Settings > Network and Internet > Proxy.

Turn ON the switch for Automatically detect settings and turn OFF the switch for Manual proxy setup.

Restart the system.

2] Disable add-ons from browsers

Add-ons on browsers can affect network connectivity. To isolate this cause, you could disable add-ons on browsers temporarily. If this doesn’t help, the add-ons could be re-installed later.

3] Reset the TCP/IP and DNS

netsh

Search for Command Prompt in the Windows search bar. Right-click on the option and select Run as administrator.

Type the following commands one by one and hit Enter after each command to reset TCP/IP and clear the DNS cache.

netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /flushdns

Restart the system.

4] Reset the Network

If all of the above steps fail, you could consider resetting the network. Doing so will restore all network settings to default. The procedure to reset the network is as follows:

Click on the Start button and select Settings > Network and Internet > Status > Network Reset.

Select Reset now and let the function process.

Restart the system once done.

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Karan Khanna is a passionate Windows 10 user who loves troubleshooting Windows problems in specific and writing about Microsoft technologies in general.

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