Friday, August 19, 2022

Fix: Your Remote Device Won’t Accept The Connection

If there is an incorrect configuration in the network settings, then the remote device won’t accept the connection. This is a common issue and you can easily fix this with the solutions discussed below.

We have shown a VIDEO walk through at the end of the post for easy solution.

Fix: The Remote Device Won’t Accept The Connection Error

You can directly get into the solutions and check which one works for you to resolve the problem. Learn what to do when the remote device won’t accept the connection error appears.

1) Disable Proxy Settings

The remote device may not accept the connection if you are using a proxy. Proxy is mainly implemented in offices or institutions and these do not allow full internet access.

You can disable the proxy and check if this fixes the problem. To disable the proxy, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the Start Menu and type Internet Options. Press the Enter key and this will open the Internet Properties window.
  • Click on the Connections tab and select LAN Settings.


  • From the Proxy Server section find and uncheck the box attached to Use proxy servers for your LAN option.


  • Press the OK button twice to apply the changes. Windows should automatically detect the network’s proxy settings now. If this process does not help, follow our next step.

2) Troubleshoot The Network Adapters

You can troubleshoot the network adapters and check if this helps when your remote device won’t accept the connection to Windows 10.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Click on Start Menu and then select Go to the Update & Security section and select Troubleshoot option.


  • Click on the Additional Troubleshooters option as shown below.


  • Find the Network Adapter section and click on it. Run the troubleshooter and wait till the process gets finished.


Now check if your remote device accepts the connection. If not, then move on to the next solution.

3) Reset IE settings

If the above steps have not fixed the problem, try resetting Internet Explorer.

But make sure to back up all the settings and bookmarks before you proceed.

  • Go to the Start Menu and type Internet Options. Press the Enter key and this will lead to the Internet Properties
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button attached to Reset Internet Explorer settings.
  • As the new window pops up, check the box attached to Delete personal settings. Click on the Reset button.


  • This will disable all the add-ons and the home pages will be reset. Give your computer a fresh restart and check if the issue is resolved.

4) Update The Group Policies

It takes some time for changes made by your network administrator to take place. This can be hastened and here is how you can do it:

  • Go to the Start Menu and type CMD. Run Command Prompt as administrator.


  • In the elevated Command Prompt window, enter:
gpupdate /force


  • Press the Enter button to run the command. After the group policies get updated, give your PC a fresh restart.

If the remote device or resource won’t accept the connection to Windows 10 after this, then the problem may be with your Windows Firewall. Check the next solution.

5) Turn Off Your Firewall Protection

Sometimes your Firewall protection may interfere with the connections.

So when the remote device or resource won’t accept the connection, you can try to disable Windows Firewall Protection and see if it resolves the issue.

Follow the steps to do so:

  • In the Start Menu type Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off option.


  • Next click on Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended option) for both Private and Public network settings as shown below.


If you are using any other third-party antivirus then disable the same and check if this helps.

Closing Up

Hope now you know what to do when the remote device won’t accept the connection. For further queries leave us a reply in the comments section below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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