How to Fix “The Remote Device Won’t Accept the Connection” Issue?

by Jaxson Harry Product Activation

Many computer or laptop users are confronting this ‘Remote device won’t accept the connection’ issue. Though this issue is quite common and occurs whenever users try to access the internet with a browser; this message pops up on the screen. Well, there are various reasons behind this error, which are as follows:

  • Corporate Network Connection
  • Malware

Corporate Network Connection: if any user has connected their device to the corporate network, then the IT department might have changed the LAN settings to easily use their proxy server to access the internet connection easily. Whenever these settings remain the same during the time users are connect from home network, then this errors occurs on the screen.

Malware: There are several sorts of malware available over the internet that will change your LAN settings to direct your whole traffic via a malicious proxy server.

However, the solutions to these types of glitches depend upon the causes of the errors. Well, the ‘ The Remote Device Won’t Accept the Connection’ error message is associated with how the internet traffic is routed while using a web browser. Whenever your system is configured to use a proxy server, all of the internet connection requests are routed to that proxy server. After that, the proxy server handles all traffic between the internet connection and your computer system. Here are some solutions which help you in troubleshooting the issue which is discussed below.

Steps to Troubleshoot LAN Proxy Settings

One of the easiest ways of fixing this issue is to remove the Proxy Server from your LAN settings. But before you go through the steps, e suggest you follow the steps in the same way as given below. This will save your time and efforts, prevent unwanted errors and troubles. Here how to do it:

1.      Click on the ‘Start Menu’ icon to launch it.

2.      In the ‘Start Menu’ section, type ‘Internet Options.’

3.      Then, click on the ‘Internet Options’

4.      Inside the ‘Internet Properties’ section, choose the ‘Connections’ tab and click on it to open it.

5.      Uncheck the Use a Proxy Server for your LAN’ option located on the connection tab.

6.      Choose ‘Automatically Detect Settings’ option and tap on it.

7.      Wait for a few minutes; one should observe that you are able to access the internet with your web browser without noticing the error message which says ‘ The Remote Device Won’t Accept the Connection.’


Steps For Resetting Internet Explorer Settings

Are you using Internet Explorer? The above-mentioned solution doesn’t help you out from the issue? Try this resetting Internet Explorer setting option. This method might help you in fixing the problem, here how to do it:

1.      Firstly, click on the ‘Internet Options’ tool to launch it on the screen.

2.      Choose and click on the ‘Advanced’ option.

3.      Tap on the ‘Reset’ tab appears in the ‘Reset Internet Explorer’ settings.

4.      Checkmark the ‘Delete Personal Settings’ box.

5.      After that, choose ‘Reset’ tab appears on the screen.

6.      Lastly, reboot your computer system.

7.      Then, try to launch Internet Explorer and access any of the websites.


Devin Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Devin has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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