I’m trying to work my way through a React course and I am consistently running into the same issue. Every time I use npm start after I’ve created the app I get this error in the browser: This site can’t be reached. Localhost took too long to respond or I get the error that it refused to connect.
Here’s everything I’ve tried to remedy the issue:
I’m not getting any errors in VScode’s built in terminal or my laptop’s terminal, it says everything compiled successfully.
I’ve tried opening the dev server on multiple different browsers: Brave, Chrome, Firefox.
I’ve created multiple different projects & all are having the same issue.
I’ve changed the port the dev server opens up on in VScode.
I’ve cleared my node cache.
I’ve uninstalled & reinstalled node & npm.
I’ve restarted my laptop multiple times
I’ve uninstalled & reinstalled VScode.
I even went so far as to completely factory reset my laptop & reinstall everything. It fixed the problem for a couple of days but now I’m back at square one dealing with the same issue.
My laptop is a 2017 MBP 13 running macOS Monterey. Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated.
I finally figured out the solution. I had to turn off my VPN for the npm start command to work.