[Solved] The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection

By Camilla Mo in Network issues

If you are facing network issue "The remote device or resource won't accept the connection" on Google Chrome or IE (Internet Explorer), don't worry. You can fix the problem with one of the Top 2 Solutions in this article:

Top Solution 1: Reset LAN settings in IE

If the proxy settings in Internet Explorer were changed, this issue can occur. So try to reset the settings in IE. This would fix the network issue for both IE and Google Chrome. 

Follow steps below to configure the proxy settings in IE:

1) Open IE browser.

2) In the top right corner of your IE, click  > Internet options.

3) Click the Connections tab and click LAN settings.

4) In Proxy server section, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN.

5) In Automatic configuration section, check Automatically detect settings. Then click OK.

Solution 1 would most probably fix this network issue. If it doesn't work for you, try Solution 2. 

Top Solution 2: Disable Antivirus Software Temporarily

This error is sometimes caused by interference from antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)

If this resolves the problem, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.

IMPORTANT: Be extra careful about what sites you visit, what emails you open and what files you download when your antivirus is disabled.


Hope the solutions here help you fix the network connection issue.

  • aravind

    LAN settings aren’t opening.plz guide me how to connect to net

  • 07 nadir

    lan settings can’t be click

    • Camilla Mo


      Is the button grey? Did you receive any error messages?

  • Zachariah Joy

    solution 1 works.. thank you

  • LAN settings do not show what resolved this problem

  • Zafer Üstün

    thank you solution 1 .

  • Vennila Sundar

    Hi I can open the proxy connection but, the LAN setting is not enable, cant even click that.

    • sam baig

      yes this happens with me as well

  • Faheem Kothat

    solution 1 worked, thanks

  • Zak Omar

    These are fake comments

  • avihS

    Thank you very much. I used solution 1.

  • Joseph

    Thanks a lot. Solution 1 works perfectly.

  • Joseph

    Wow thanks a lot. Solution 1 works perfectly.


    solution 1 worked .. nice job

  • Ar Siddhant Jain

    Solution 1 worked… Thanks a lot

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Jye,

    I’m glad that it helps.

  • Rajasekaran M

    Solution 1 worked…great help thanks…

  • cherazor65

    Solution 1 worked great – thanks !!!!

  • Ross Davis

    Solution 1 was perfect. Thanks Camilla! ?

  • Ýäfèt Mêsï

    it works thanks buddy

  • Amanda Harris

    Solution 1 helped, but Microsoft edge was set up differently then the above.

  • Vikas Jain

    My chrome setting showing in ” open proxy setting- the setting is enforced by your administrator”
    Cant even click on open proxy setting

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Vikas Jain,

      The solutions mentioned in this link may help you fix the proxy setting issue:https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26997549/google-chrome-this-setting-is-enforced-by-your-administrator.

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi sourav bid,

    I am glad that it helps.

  • Nirav Lad

    Solution 1 works for me. Very well explained.
    Thank you

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Nirav Lad,

      I am glad that it helps.

  • Farid

    Thanks ,it works for me

  • Ldrambal1

    Worked thanks!

  • haris

    but i use wifi
    and when i open these settings lan settings can’t be click

    • LampardRiswan M Rizal


      • Carl Henry Gutierrez

        Type regedit then go to hkey software — policies— microsoft— internet explorer– control panel–
        go to connection settins set the value of 1 to 0 then go back to your greyd lan setting you will see this time it is now available.

  • Kamyar

    Ecellent tanx

  • kush

    it worked thanks

  • Sky

    Solution 1 works for me..thanks