Putty Fatal Error Connection Timed Out

By Tech-Assured     
May 5, 2021  21945 Views


Webmasters have often come across PuTTY Fatal Error with a message ‘Network error: Connection Refused’ or ‘Network error: Connection timed out’. But here at Tech-Assured, our support Engineers have a solution for all kinds of network related issues.
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Let’s see the causes and fixes to it…

Causes for PuTTY Fatal error

  • SSH service not running
  • No traffic in network
  • Mismatch in IP address of host and virtual machine


  • Steps
    In order to make sure that the IP address of host and Linux virtual machine belongs to the same subnet,
    • Open RUN command (Windows key + R)
    • Type > ipconfig
    • Check if SSH connection is enabled
    • Configuration > Interfaces > ssh. enable the service

There are few other common solutions:

Disable firewall

  • Steps
    • Open RUN command (Windows key + R)
    • Type > control panel > ok
    • Click on System and Security > Windows firewall
    • Click on Turn off windows firewall
    • Disable anti-virus firewall
    • Restart the computer
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