Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured But The Device Or Resource Is Not Responding

To get to a certain online page, run a browser app or install the most recent updates requires an Internet connection. Occasionally, a bizarre error message will pop up.

If you get this error message, it could mean that the device or resource you’re trying to access is unavailable. Let’s see if you can come up with a solution to this one.

Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured But The Device Or Resource Is Not Responding

Computer Configuration Appears Correct, But the Device or Resource Isn’t Working

The Network Troubleshooter Should be Run.

  1. Make use of the in-built Network Troubleshooter to see if it can identify and fix any network issues.
  2. Navigate to the Preferences menu.
  3. Right-click System.
  4. Go to the Troubleshoot menu.
  5. Other troubleshooters can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  6. Then, pick and run the Internet Connections and Incoming Connections troubleshooter.

Disable the Browser Proxy Settings in Your Browser.

Turn off your browser’s proxy server settings and see if it helps.

  1. Navigate to the Preferences menu.
  2. Select Internet & Networking from the drop-down menu.
  3. Proxy can be found at the bottom of the page.
  4. The manual and automatic proxy setups should be turned off.
  5. Check to see if the problem persists after you restart your browser.

Disable the Network Adapter’s Power Saving Mode

  1. Device Manager can be found in the Control Panel.
  2. Increase the number of network interface cards.
  3. After that, right-click on the network adapter you’re now using.
  4. Choose Properties from the drop-down menu that appears.
  5. Select the Power Management option.
  6. To prevent your PC from turning off the network adapter, uncheck the power saver setting.
  7. Restart your computer after saving your changes.

Ensure that Your Computer’s Network Drivers are Current.

  1. In the Device Manager, return there.
  2. Simply right-click on your network adaptor.
  3. Update the driver by clicking on the Update button.
  4. Try right-clicking your Network adapter a second time if the problem persists.
  5. You can choose to remove the device by clicking Uninstall.
  6. Install the network driver again by restarting your computer.

Your DNS Should be Flushed.

Refresh your network connection by doing a DNS flush.

  1. As an administrator, open Command Prompt.

ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns should be run sequentially.

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  1. A reboot of the network is required to get the IP address back to where it was before.
  2. Check the findings after a fresh restart of your machine.
  3. Disconnect your router for a minute if the problem persists. Reconnect the item and verify that it is still working.

Change Your DNS Configuration.

Use Google’s standard DNS addresses instead of your own.

  1. To access the Control Panel, click on the Start button.
  2. To connect to the internet, select Network and Internet from the drop-down menu.
  3. Then select the Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click on the Change adapter settings option.
  5. Make a choice about how you want to connect.
  6. The Networking tab is accessible by clicking on it.
  7. To learn more, click on the “Advanced” tab.
  8. Navigate to the DNS tab.
  9. Then click on You can use the following IP addresses to access the DNS servers.
  10. Choose the DNS server as your preferred network for browsing the internet.
  11. Set as your alternate DNS server.
  12. Check to see whether the error persists after saving the settings.


Using the Network troubleshooter can help you figure out whether your computer is configured correctly but the device or resource isn’t responding. After that, disable your browser’s proxy settings and switch off your network adapter’s power saving mode. Reinstall or update your network driver as well. Flushing your DNS and switching to Google’s normal DNS server addresses may help if the problem persists.

Have you found a solution to the issue? Make sure to leave a comment below and tell us what worked for you.

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