When you can’t connect your machine to the Internet, there may be miscellaneous causes behind it. We’ve discussed those causes and network issues corresponding to them in our past and articles about them are listed here:
Consider a scenario, that you open Internet Explorer (IE) and the screen says that Internet Explorer can’t display the webpage. Then you ran the diagnostics suggested by the browser or if you ran the Network Adapter troubleshooter to identify the issue, you came around this message:
The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection
As you can see that the troubleshooter has very well identified the problem but it has not attempted to resolve it. This clearly means that you to solve it for yourself. So you can try these suggestions and see if they helps to resolve the hiccup:
FIX : The Remote Device Or Resource Won’t Accept The Connection In Windows 10/8.1/8/7
FIX 1 – Disable Proxy Settings
In case if you’ve enabled a proxy setting on your Windows, disabling it may resolve this problem. Kindly follow these steps to turn off proxy settings:
1. Press + R and type inetcpl.cpl in the Run dialog box, to open Internet Properties.
2. Next, in Internet Properties window, switch to Connections tab. Click LAN Settings button.
3. In LAN Settings window, uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN option. Then check Automatically detect settings option. Click OK, Apply, OK and close Internet Properties window.
You should now restart IE or the other browser you’re using and problem should be fixed. If issue still persists, try FIX 2.
FIX 2 – Reset Internet Explorer To Default Settings
Generally for this issue, most of Microsoft support websites and forums redirect you to reset your IE settings to factory state. This has also worked for many users having this kind of network problems. So here is the link to the guide, that will show you step-by-step method to reset your IE settings:
Hope this helps!