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How do you fix the error code 16-0204 connection request error?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The code 16 0204 connection request error is a code that appears when a computer is unable to connect to a server. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including incorrect settings on the computer, the server being down, or the computer not being able to find the server. This error can be frustrating because it can prevent a user from accessing the internet or from using certain applications.

1. Check your internet connection and try again

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Connections tab.
  4. On the General tab, make sure the Internet connection is active and click Properties.
  5. If the problem persists, try to restart your computer.
  6. If the problem persists, go to your router's website and check your connection.

2. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Attempt to connect to the code 16 0204 server again.
  3. If the issue persists, contact your network administrator.

3. Reinstall your drivers and try again

  1. Go to Device Manager and under Network Adapters, right-click on the adapter you are having the problem with and select "Update Driver".
  2. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
  3. On the next screen, click on "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".
  4. Scroll down the list of drivers and select the "code 16 0204" driver.
  5. Click on "Install" and wait while the driver is installed.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. If the problem still persists, repeat the steps to install the drivers.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Update your drivers and try again
  2. Try connecting to a different server and try again
  3. Disable any firewall or antivirus software and try again
  4. Contact your ISP or system administrator and try again