Fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in Chrome on Android or Windows 10


What is ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED or Error 102 in Chrome on Android and Windows 10

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED This Site Can’t Be Reached is a common error code that is also called Error 102. It can occur in browser due to certain issues. Running ahead, I can say that not always the culprit is a piece of malware or damaged cookies. You need to take some time to troubleshoot what actually causes the error in your particular case.

In a nutshell, ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED basically means the following: you requested some web page, your browser sent a query to a remote server the website is hosted on and than something went wrong in connection. And instead of a proper reply from the remote host you received either nothing or some corrupted reply or incomplete data. Ultimately, you see the following message in the browser:

This site can't be reached. refused to connect. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

If you are reading you must have faced it while browsing in Chrome. Read the corresponding section depending on where you face the error ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED – on Android or Windows 10. Don’t skip any step if you really want to fix the issue and make your browser open all websites correctly. Actually, you can also face the same error on Windows 8.1, 7, Server 2016, 2012, etc. Continue reading

How to Permanently Turn Off Wi-Fi and BlueTooth on iPhone

wi-fi and bluetooth permanently turned off on iPhone

Some time ago we wrote about new features of iOS that arrived in December 2017. Since iOS version 11.2 wireless modules on your iPhone started telling you Disconnecting Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow. But our reader asks: How can I turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone to make corresponding Control Center toggles transparent instead of being white. Just right the way they looked in iOS 11.1 before the December update. I mean switch them off completely, but not “untill tomorrow”.  Here we will explain how.  Continue reading

How to Check Battery Health on iPhone Without Third-Party Apps

how to check iPhone battery capacity and health

You must have heard that Apple confirmed that they are slowing iPhones’ performance as their batteries lose capacity. And they lose capacity as they age which is normal for every rechargeable battery. Apple says these (slowing down) measures are undertaken to extend the iPhone’s working time and improve its standby mode. It means that when iOS detect that your battery starts to lose the capacity the iPhone’s peak performance is being deliberately limited by using CPU throttling technology – decreasing processor’s frequency. And since iOS version 11.3 you are able to check the battery health condition and find out whether your iPhone is capable of working at maximum performance or not. And here is how to view these properties in the Settings without any third-party apps.  Continue reading

Skype Not Working. Stuck “Connecting” and Blue Status Icon

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Skype stopped working. The classic app won’t connect to the network and sign in to the user account (February 2018)

Skype has been glitching for at least a week by now. When you launch the classic app (UWP) it shows you a blue icon and displays Connecting… in the status bar but won’t connect and shows your contacts as offline. Here is 4 solutions to fix Skype sign-in and connectivity issues that you can face in February 2018.

How the Skype Connectivity Issue Looks Like

I think that many of those who use the classic Skype application now are confronted with the fact that it stopped working and does not connect to the Internet. The program starts, but below it says “Connecting…” and instead of green icon a blue one with animated arrows is displayed. If you click Help > Check for updates, it offers to download a new version, even supposedly it downloads it, but after clicking “Install Now”, the installation does not start. And the problem is not solved accordingly. In this article, read how to get Skype to connect to the server and work so that you can call, exchange messages, send and receive files.   Continue reading

TP-Link Archer C7 v2 – Upgrade Firmware

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TP-Link released the new firmware for Archer C7 v2 router. New firmware contains new bug and vulnerability fixes as well as new features and enhancements. As the official TP-Link website goes they have fixed the WPA2 Security (KRACKs) Vulnerability and the bug in resolving some specific domains when the router works as DNS server. Besides that they added the following enhancements: SMBv2 support in the USB sharing and improved router’s performance on the 2.4G wireless network. Here we provide our step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your TP-Link Archer C7 to the latest firmware version. Continue reading